Why study Bible at CIU?

All students at CIU complete a Biblical Studies Core as part of the undergraduate degree.  The Bible Major offers students the opportunity to pursue further academic study in Bible and Theology.  Students can choose to specialize in Old or New Testament Studies, or they can customize a course of study through electives in theology, Biblical studies, and Biblical languages.

Becky Kilgus

A photo of Becky Kilgus.
Associate Professor of Music Education
Associate Professor of Music Education

B.A. University of South Carolina; M.M. Boston University

For over 19 years, Mrs. Kilgus has taught general music and choir at all levels of primary and secondary education. That has led her to also produce and direct middle and high school musicals, direct All-City choirs and prepare students for competition in All-State choirs. In addition, Mrs. Kilgus has performed in community theater.

Mrs. Kilgus’ research explored the effects of kinesthetic instruction on music learning in choral ensembles. She has observed that through participation in music ensembles, students learn self-discipline, experience team work, build self-confidence, and develop creativity.  

Mrs. Kilgus believes music has the power to stir the emotions and to deliver important, memorable messages to the soul. Consequently, Christian music educators have the unique opportunity to teach music from a biblical perspective, encouraging young people to use their musical gifts to glorify God through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs that focus on worship, doctrine, and the human experience, respectively.

B.A. in Music Education, University of South Carolina; M.M. in Music Education, Boston University.  K-12 Music Niagara, Wisconsin 1998-2002; Science Hill High School, 2003-2007; Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 2007-2010; Patrick Henry High School, 2010-2015; Dutch Fork High School, 2015-2017.

Business (100% online)

Why study Business at CIU?

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Business develops the skills you’ll need to effectively manage a business and build high-performance teams and organizations in the United States and abroad.

And you’re not just earning a degree in business, you’re also learning from a Christ-centered curriculum that helps you understand and use a biblical worldview in business.

You’ll never have to come to campus to take classes because this program is offered completely online.

Master of Business Administration

The online Master of Business Administration program at CIU is perfect for you if you already work in the marketplace and need flexible hours to complete your degree.

You’ll study the principles and best practices of effective and ethical leadership and management. Taught from a biblical worldview, the MBA program prepares you for success as an entrepreneur, business professional and organizational leader in for-profit and nonprofit settings where skills in management, economics, finance, and other business-related disciplines are needed.

  • Senior-level positions in fields such as accounting, finance, marketing and management
  • Business-focused positions in church and parachurch organizations
  • College and university teaching positions; academic research and Ph.D. work

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Jonathan Reibsamen

Photo of Jonathan Reibsamen, Director of Philosophy at CIU
Associate Professor, Director of Philosophy

B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Biola University; Ph.D, Saint Louis University

Jonathan was born in Peru, where his parents were missionaries. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and completed his undergraduate education at CIU in 1998. After working for a couple of years in Columbia as an audio/visual technician, and then in Austin, Texas, as a web application developer, he finally discovered his passion for teaching through involvement in local church ministry.

Jonathan received his MA in Philosophy from Biola University in 2006, and taught for a term at Scott Theological College (now Scott Christian University) in Machakos, Kenya, before beginning his doctoral studies at Saint Louis University in 2008. He completed his Ph.D. in 2015 and worked for SLU as a grant project manager until receiving the call to CIU in 2017.

Jonathan and his wife, Julie, were married in 2008, and have three children, Evalia, Ethan and Emmett. Jonathan enjoys going on family adventures, playing with his kids, reading good books, and having good conversations.

Jonathan's desire for himself and for his students is to learn to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves, and so become true lovers of wisdom.

Scott R. Adams

Scott R.
Scott R Adams
Dean of the School of Business

Juris Doctorate, Brooklyn Law School

Dr. Scott R. Adams has over three decades of experience in law and executive management for major international law firms and corporations, including Dow Corning Corporation, Insignia Financial Group, Inc., Pirelli North America and Prysmian Group.

Dr. Adams earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School in New York City and holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Allied Legal Services from the University of Central Florida.

He has been very involved in community affairs in the Midlands, serving in key leadership positions with many civic, business and educational organizations including: Director of the Christ Central Medical Clinic, Chairman of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of Midlands Technical College Foundation, and as a board member of Lexington Interfaith Community Services, Central SC Alliance, and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

He was named South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development by former Governor Nikki Haley and Lexington County Ambassador for Economic Development by the Lexington County Council in 2012.

Dr. Adams is a frequent lecturer at the USC Darla Moore School of Business, an advisor to the Christian Business Network, and counsels businesses throughout the world on management and leadership fundamentals, marketing strategy and regulatory compliance. He is Faculty Advisor to CIU’s Fellowship of Christian Professionals student organization.

Sport Management

Why major in Sport Management at CIU?

If you have a love for sports and the gospel, the two meet at CIU with a major in Sport Management. CIU will prepare you for effective service and leadership in sport management both in the United States and abroad. You will learn the history, sociology, psychology and legal aspects of sport while gaining insight into sport marketing and communications, event management and finance.

Your Future


Why a Philosophy major from CIU?

The Philosophy major offers students solid preparation for a variety of life callings. As a Philosophy major, you will explore the ideas that have shaped our world, learn to analyze arguments, and learn to think, read, and write critically. You will develop a solid biblical worldview, and cultivate a lifelong ability to compare ideas and beliefs.

Your Future

Wayne Rasmussen

Wayne Rasmussen
Sports Management Program Director
Sports Management Program Director
(803) 807-5162

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.  


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