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Philosophy

Why a Philosophy major from CIU?

The Philosophy major offers students a pre-law track, a pre-seminary track or preparation for graduate school. As a Philosophy major, you will develop a solid biblical worldview, learn to analyze problems and think critically, and cultivate a lifelong ability to compare ideas and beliefs.

Your Future

The Philosophy major provides a foundation for careers ranging from law to ministry to business and is foundational for graduate school or seminary. 

Your Next Step

Wayne Rasmussen

Rasmussen
Wayne
Sports Management Program Director
Sports Management Program Director
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BS in Education, Messiah College 1977; Vanguard Wilderness School, Wheaton College 1977; MA in Physical Education, Southern Methodist University 1982; EdD in Sports Management and Administration, Temple University 1995.

Following an undergraduate degree in Education from Messiah College in Pennsylvania, Rasmussen earned a master’s degree in physical education from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management from Temple University. Prior to coming to CIU, he served many roles in intercollegiate athletics, including athletics director for an NCAA III university, as well as college instructor.

For a significant portion of his career, Dr. Rasmussen has been a head soccer coach at the collegiate and professional level, and on the administrative staff of the U.S. Men’s National and U.S. Olympic men’s soccer teams.  He spent a number of years in Major League Soccer working in player development, scouting and event management, and stadium operations. Dr. Rasmussen continues to maintain active relationships and professional ties to the sport of soccer.  He has also served in business development and project facilitation for many non-sports related entities.  Early in his career he led multiple cycling tours and wilderness adventure trips including mountain climbing, canoeing and whitewater rafting.

Dr. Rasmussen lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Debby. They have three adult children. In his personal life, Dr. Rasmussen has enjoyed extensive travel throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe.  

Challenges and Champions: CIU's Annual Sadie Hawkins Field Day

March 23, 2016
CIU students play Bubble-Ball.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

It’s a rite of spring at Columbia International University. The ladies of the student body have the opportunity to ask the men to participate with them in an afternoon of zany competition known as the Sadie Hawkins Field Day. This year, in teams of two couples, they participated contests ranging from baby food taste-testing to dodge ball using wadded-up socks as balls.

Intercultural Studies

The Doctor of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies) program prepares you to produce original research in any area of Intercultural Studies including history and theology of mission, cultural anthropology, mission strategy, and Islamic Studies among others. 

This flexible program is available in three-year and five-year formats. You may pursue it online from wherever you are living or serving. 

Opportunities

Graduates with a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies go on to become:

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