The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Administration provides students a solid grounding in essential principles and practices in business. Many students continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a Business Administration Major, and ultimately a Master of Arts in Business Administration (MBA).
The purpose of the Associates of Arts degree with no concentration is to provide students with a professional program in which they may combine study from a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit their individual needs and professional goals. Earn your AA in General Studies and continue your education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a General Studies Major.
The Associate of Arts in Healthcare Administration provides students a solid grounding in essential principles and practices in healthcare administration. Many students continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a Healthcare Administration major and ultimately a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.
Are you seeking a career in the helping professions? Pursue your passion with a degree in Human Services from Columbia International University. Our faculty members are experienced professionals in the human services industry, dedicated to preparing students for meaningful and rewarding career opportunities. Our program offers a flexible online learning environment that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each student.
The Bachelor in Music Education program equips students with the skills and background knowledge needed to become effective music educators. Upon completion, students will be eligible for licensure to teach PK–12 General and Choral music.
The BA in TESOL prepares professional teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Earn a BA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from CIU.
<h2>Pursue Your Passion with a degree in Worship Arts and Music Ministry </h2>
<p>The Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts and Music Ministry is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in church music ministry and worship leading. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to serve in a variety of church settings and traditions, helping to cultivate a deeper sense of worship and spiritual growth among believers. </p>
The Bachelor of Science in Biology at Columbia International University provides you with the knowledge, skills and service opportunities needed for a successful career in the life sciences. Dive deep into the physiology, morphology, anatomy and origin of living organisms. Whether your dream is to work in a laboratory or work with creatures in the great outdoors, our simulated and hands-on experiences will help you develop critical thinking and essential skills.
The Biomedical Science program at Columbia International University provides you with the knowledge, skills and service opportunities needed to forge a successful career in biomedical and health sciences. Through laboratory experience in a plethora of science courses, you will develop critical thinking and hands-on skills. Our effective lab courses, taught by credentialed faculty, ensure that each student has an opportunity to sharpen their skills, create new ones and thrive in their career path.
The Business Administration program equips you with business and cross-cultural leadership skills imperative for success in our globalized economy.
Earn your BS in Business Administration degree completely online from Columbia International University. You will get the practical and professional skills needed to achieve your business career goals in the United States or abroad.
Explore cinematography, video editing, motion graphics, audio recording, and script writing and gain valuable experience in both production and postproduction settings.
Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management from CIU and learn to minister following a crises and natural disaster.
The General Studies program provides you with biblically-based courses that you can combine with a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit your individual needs or ministry goals.
The Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science degree prepares working professionals to assume roles as dynamic leaders in the healthcare industry. This degree in healthcare administration equips students to fulfill God’s purposes as leaders in global healthcare systems, care facilities and ministries utilizing mobile clinics, and other means, to meet physical and spiritual needs.
Are you seeking a career in the helping professions? A Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree at Columbia International University will provide you with a dynamic and comprehensive educational experience and prepare you for a fulfilling career. Our faculty members are dedicated, working professionals in the human services industry with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. They are passionate about helping you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen career paths.
The BS in Human Services degree program prepares students to engage in human services careers in settings such as hospitals, clinics, treatment centers, and government agencies. Earn a Bachelors in Human Services with CIU.
Experience what it is like to live in a needy society and learn the skills to cope with a Bachelor of Science in International Community Development.
You will develop cross-cultural communication and ministry skills, and gain personal experience in Middle Eastern life and culture as you study for one year in Israel.
At CIU, nursing is a ministry. You will be part of a supportive, Christ-centered community where you will be challenged to think and grow as a moral nurse leader. Experienced clinical faculty will guide your learning towards systems leadership and efficiencies, continuous care improvement, and Christ-like caring and professional growth.
Take your next step! CIU’s 100% online RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program is designed for the full-time working adult student with an Associate degree or diploma in Nursing. You can transfer up to 81 credits with an active, unencumbered RN licensure. Move your nursing career forward and open the door to advanced nursing positions by completing CIU’s RN to BSN.
CIU’s Psychology major equips students with a degree from a biblical perspective to research and address the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, church/mission, and Christian counseling settings.
Earn a Bachelors in Social Media Strategy and be equipped to coordinate communication between organizations and individuals. The social media strategist major will help students understand how to better utilize social media to drive effective marketing campaigns. Learn more about the Social Media Bachelors degree at CIU.
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<p>If you are interested in becoming a teacher, Columbia International University’s College of Education offers a bachelor’s degree program in Teacher Education that can meet your needs. The program has an undergraduate core in Bible and is designed to prepare you for a career in teaching. Upon completing the Teacher Education Major and specific South Carolina state requirements, you will be recommended for initial licensure in elementary education (second-sixth grade) with an add-on in early childhood.</p>
CIU’s major in Youth Ministry, Family, & Culture equips you to reach the next generation through evangelization and discipling youth and their families.
The MA in Addictions Counseling provides graduates with general counseling knowledge and skills along with specialized knowledge and skills in addictions counseling that would lead to licensure as an addictions counselor in SC and other states.
The MA in Bible Exposition provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares students to teach or preach as a member of a church staff or as part of a para-church ministry.
Earn a Master of Arts in Bible Teaching from CIU and you'll develop the ministry skill of teaching Bible in Christian and public schools and in other areas of Christian work. If you are looking to improve your Bible teaching skills, learn more about our MA in Bible Teaching.
The online Master of Arts in Care and Counseling online at Columbia International University prepares you to care for the emotional and spiritual needs of others from a biblical perspective in cross-cultural settings. If you are looking for an online counseling degree, learn more about our MA in Care and Counseling online.
Get the training you need to become a chaplain through the online Master of Arts in Chaplaincy program at Columbia International University. The online M.A. in Chaplaincy prepares you to serve as a chaplain in the military, healthcare, sports, public safety and other areas.
The Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling program at CIU facilitates the growth of Christian students into professional Christian counselors. If you are looking for a Christian counseling program, request info about our MA in Clinical Counseling.
The Master of Arts in Global Migration Studies (M.A. GMS) provides students with an understanding of global migration and the cultural, economic, and spiritual impact on peoples on the move. The online Global Migration program further equips students to work in refugee resettlement, and minister to asylum seekers, international students and other immigrants.
Learn how to share the Gospel cross-culturally while earning your Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies online at Columbia International University.
The online Master of Arts in Ministry Studies trains you in biblical, ministry and leadership principles to help you become a more effective minister, pastor, or disciple.
A master’s degree in Muslim-Christian Relations prepares you for ministry in the Muslim world. You’ll get an understanding of the Muslim culture, traditions, and worldview to effectively share the Gospel.
The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Columbia International University is designed to provide a comprehensive and supportive learning environment for aspiring Christian educators. The program is tailored to meet the needs of those seeking to teach in early childhood and elementary school settings, and it includes training for both areas. Graduates of the program are eligible for initial state licensure recommendation for elementary education (second to sixth grade) with an add-on in early childhood (PreK–third grade) in South Carolina, as well as with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
CIU’s Master of Arts in TESOL is conveniently offered online and on campus. With this degree, you'll get the skills needed to effectively teach English to non-English speakers. If you are looking for a TESOL degree online, speak with admissions today.
CIU’s 100% online Master of Arts in Theological Studies offers you an in-depth study of Bible and theology, preparing you to explain, interpret and apply Scripture.
Looking for an online or hybrid MBA that fits your budget and busy lifestyle? Advance your career with CIU’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Finish in 18 months. Apply online today.
Specialize in Finance while earning your MBA 100% online with Columbia International University. Position yourself as a leader in the corporate world with forward-thinking approaches to accounting and economic strategy.
An MBA with a concentration in healthcare management can give you several advantages, including credentials to move into leadership roles, greater earning potential, and entry into a growing industry. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the number of medical and health service manager jobs will grow by 20% through 2026. Furthermore, salaries for professionals in the healthcare management field often reach up to six figures.
Earning an MBA with a concentration in healthcare management opens up multiple job opportunities. To those aiming to become the director of a hospital should consider getting their MBA in healthcare management. That said, professionals who graduated with this degree also go on to work for nonprofit and for-profit health organizations as financial managers, consultants, and administrators.
The Master of Divinity, Bible Exposition Concentration, provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context, to teach in a college or seminary context, or to position themselves for doctoral work, especially in Old or New Testament studies.
With an Master of Divinity in Care and Counseling, you could serve in a counseling, family life, or shepherding ministry in a church, para-church, or cross-cultural ministry setting.
In our ever-changing world, ministry must meet people where they are — the workplace. That’s where the Master of Divinity (Chaplaincy) comes in, training you to minister on-site at organizations and businesses. People spend 30 to 40 percent of their lives at work, and chaplains help ensure that time is not devoid of spiritual guidance and support.
You can specialize in two tracks: institutional or organizational chaplaincy. No matter which you choose, you’ll develop a foundation of skills to perform the pastoral, caregiver, emotional, and spiritual roles that help people live happier, healthier lives.
Earn a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Ministry Studies from CIU, a Christian university in Columbia, South Carolina. Earn your MDiv in Ministry Studies today.
CIU's Master of Divinity in Missiological Studies program prepares students to serve cross-culturally in a local church or with an international agency. Earn your Master of Divinity in Missiological Studies at CIU.
Earn a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Muslim-Christian Relations from CIU, a Christian university in Columbia, South Carolina.
Earn an Master of Divinity in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from CIU, a Christian university and seminary in Columbia, SC.
The Educational Administration concentration provides opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the broad scope of Christian school administrative responsibilities.
The Master of Education in Instruction and Learning equips graduates for leadership roles as teachers or instructional supervisors. Complete your MED degree 100% online at Columbia International University in just 15 months.
The Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) is a fully online, asynchronous degree program that prepares working professionals to assume roles as dynamic leaders.
The Cook School of Business’s Doctor of Business Administration program is designed to meet the development needs of working business professionals.
The Doctor of Ministry degree offers professional ministers the opportunity to reflect on their practice of leadership from diverse strategic perspectives. It challenges practitioners from a variety of ministry contexts to grow in their own spiritual maturity, strengthen their personal and professional ethic, and develop a biblical approach to their practice of leadership.
Earn your PhD in Educational Leadership 100% online at Columbia International University. Taught from a biblical perspective, the online PhD in Educational Leadership prepares you for administrative positions in public or private schools.
The Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies program prepares students for careers in higher education, mission organizations, and government. If you are looking for an online Intercultural Studies degree, speak with CIU today.
The PhD in Biblical Studies program is for those who want to teach in post-secondary theological higher education both nationally and internationally. If you want to earn a Biblical Studies PhD online, speak with CIU today.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares graduates to work as counselor educators, supervisors, researchers, and practitioners in academic and clinical settings with professional excellence and from a contextualized biblical worldview.
The PhD in Organizational Leadership online degree program features a 12-hour foundation that includes Steward Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Team Building and Governance courses. If you are looking for an online Organizational Leadership PhD, speak with CIU today.
The Practical Theology concentration encompasses the broad areas of Chaplaincy, Preaching, Pastoral Theology, and Moral Theology. In this concentration, you may choose to focus your research in any of the major areas of practical theology. If you want to make an original and significant contribution to your area of study and, as a result, contribute to a more accurate understanding of the message of Christ as found in Scripture, the Practical Theology concentration is for you.
The Theological Studies concentration encompasses the broad areas of Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, and Apologetics. If you want to make an original and significant contribution to your area of study and, as a result, contribute to the understanding of a theologically-informed biblical worldview, earn your PhD in Theological Studies online with CIU.
The Biology Minor provides an introduction to the vast field of biology. After completing the minor, students should be able to do the following: Articulate the fundamental principles of biology and the scientific process; Explain key concepts related to the field of microbiology; Discuss basic principles of the field of genetics.
The Biomedical Sciences minor includes many of the prerequisite courses necessary for admission to medical school or a variety of health-related graduate/professional programs. The courses are designed to prepare students for the rigors of advanced study in a variety of health-related careers. The Biomedical Sciences minor may be included with many different degree program options allowing the student to complete prerequisites while pursuing a major of interest.
The Health and Nutrition minor provides students with the foundation of knowledge in how diet and exercise impact personal health, food composition, and disease prevention. Students will also be prepared to sit for the International Society of Sports Nutrition certification to become a Sports Nutrition Specialist (ISSN-SNS).
If you want to make your resume stand out and impress your future employers, the History Minor at CIU is the perfect way to supplement your Major with vital, transferable, skills from a contrasting field. By taking the History Minor you will deepen your knowledge of critical events, movements, and people groups from throughout history, and learn from their decisions, mistakes, and successes. You will be trained to research topics carefully, think critically through a Biblical framework, and communicate effectively in ways that will prepare you for graduate school, propel your career, and enrich your worldview for the rest of your life.
More than a minor, the Teacher Education program prepares you to be licensed to teach in an early childhood education program or elementary school in just five years. Here’s how it works. You’ll earn a bachelor’s degree in Bible and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) that leads to licensure. Additionally, you will earn a minor in education that provides teaching experience, and makes you eligible for an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certification in elementary education with an endorsement in early childhood. Complete other designated courses, and you can add an ACSI endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor develops knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language in a wide variety of cross-cultural and educational settings, offering a variety of ministry opportunities, as well.
CIU's Bible certificate program surveys the entire Bible and lays a foundation in basic doctrine and principles for Christian life and ministry, and a biblical worldview. The program satisfies the requirement of many missions organizations for one year of biblical studies.
The Bible and Theology Certificate offers you a solid biblical-theological foundation. The credits you earn can be applied towards a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts seminary programs through Columbia Biblical Seminary.
The Global Migration Studies Certificate provides students with an understanding of global migration and the cultural, economic, and spiritual impact on peoples on the move. It equips students to minister to refugees, asylum seekers, international students and other immigrants.
The Intercultural Studies Certificate from CIU provides you with an essential understanding of the mission of God, culture, worldview and ethnography.
Earn a Muslim-Christian Relations Certificate online from CIU, a biblical university and seminary, and prepare for effective life and work in Muslim contexts.
The TESOL certificate prepares you to teach English as a foreign language to adults. Learn basic teaching theory and skills.
With a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies, you’ll develop specialized knowledge and skills to engage in academic or expositional ministry. This certificate program deepens your biblical, theological, and historical-cultural understanding to help you interpret, apply, and communicate the biblical text effectively.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Mission Care and Counseling provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to address the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals and families who are engaged in cross-cultural ministry.
CIU offers an online Education Specialist (EdS) degree program which is intended to help extend professional understanding and practice in the critical area of education. Students will develop capacities to think, communicate, and model biblical excellence in educational leadership positions. The EdS degree program is comprised of 30 hours of doctoral level courses but does not include the research component associated with the Doctor of Philosophy.
The Leadership Fundamentals for Women Seminar combines the best in Bible teaching and leadership training to equip women with the knowledge and confidence to impact the world around them. It’s based on the fundamental principle that living an authentic and purposeful life comes first from knowing our identity in God: the one who created us, loves us unconditionally, and who desires to have a relationship with us.