COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
CIU’s European School of Culture and Theology (ESCT) offers a variety of educational programs. Graduate-level students
enrolled at the ESCT or may earn the Biblical Ministry Certificate, Master of Arts degree, Master of Divinity degree, Doctor
of Ministry degree, or a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
CIU students serving in Europe have the opportunity to take modular courses at ESCT-Korntal which applies to programs
as resident credit. This is an opportunity to study alongside others from their host country and share learning processes
related to ministry. It is also an opportunity to continue working on a degree while in their country of service without taking
prolonged periods of absence.
For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
or visitwww.awm-korntal.de .
G. Allen Fleece Library
The mission of the G. Allen Fleece Library is to provide relevant resources and services in a wide variety of formats to equip,
enrich, and inspire the scholarship and ministry of life-long learners. The library contains a collection of over 350,000 items
including books, ebooks, journals, DVDs, CDs, maps, and more. Additionally, access to over 130 electronic databases,
many of which are full text, is available to all current students through the library. The library also provides inter-library loan
services and participates in PASCAL Delivers, a consortium of 58 South Carolina academic libraries.
The library is a member of several national and specialized library associations, such as the Partnership among South
Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL), the Christian Library Consortium (CLC), and has membership in the American
Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL). Visitwww.library.ciu.edu
The Curriculum and Ministry Resource Department (CMRD) is a branch of the library that contains teaching material and
equipment designed to assist student teachers and those involved in Christian education and outreach ministries. The
CMRD maintains a cataloged collection of over 10,000 teaching resources including DVDs, PowerPoint lessons, maps,
models, pictures, posters, puppets, and an array of other educational items. (International artifacts, costumes, flags, and
various multimedia equipment may be borrowed for teaching purposes.) An assortment of creative production equipment
including Cricut and laminating machines is available for designing personal resources. The CMRD includes a collection of
over 3,000 books to aid the public school educator in lesson development for grades K-6th and the Bible teacher in lesson
development for grades 3rd-12th.
Honors Program (Undergraduate)
The Honors Program exists to offer additional opportunity for highly motivated students to enhance their educational
experience at Columbia International University. The Honors Program is open to students of every major and most students
will be able to complete the program within their recommended program of study. As part of their degree program, students
in the Honors Program complete a series of courses with the “Honors” designation. Within these courses, students will have
the opportunity to engage critically with readings from works identified as the “great books” in human history and to further
develop skills in communication (written and oral), research, and critical thinking (analysis and synthesis of material). This
series of courses covers areas of literature, theology, philosophy, psychology, and biblical studies. As a capstone to the
program, students will also complete an Honors component of a senior-level course in their respective major. Interested
students should contact Admissions for entrance requirements and information about application.
Core and elective courses are offered every year in intensive one and two-week format. The abbreviated format of these
in-class sessions enables students to accelerate their programs or to fit continuing education into life and ministry
commitments. During these shorter in-class sessions, Columbia International University is able to bring outstanding leaders
in various fields to campus. Intensive courses include pre-attendance and/or post-participation reading, reflection, research,
Columbia International University offers online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. These courses are
designed to serve students at a distance, although resident students may also register for them to alleviate schedule
conflicts or to accelerate progress toward graduation.
Discussion forums and chats provide the interactive experience of an online community. Once students register for a course
they have access to the CIU library for research and can begin submitting assignments electronically. The professors who
facilitate online courses provide prompt feedback beginning with the published start date and continuing throughout the
duration of the course.