New CIU Colleges to Help Students Advance; Better Prepare for their Vocation

November 21, 2010

A new alignment of the Undergraduate School, Graduate School and Seminary & School of Missions at Columbia International University will give students an advantage as they seek to further their education through advanced degrees.

The establishment of five colleges within CIU is a "vertical integration" that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to begin working on a graduate degree even before they've completed their bachelor's degree, giving them the advantage of an advanced degree in less time and for less money. The vertical integration also gives students the opportunity to customize degrees and experience the richness of the entire CIU faculty - all of whom have a wealth of experience inside, and most importantly, outside the classroom.

The five colleges are: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Intercultural Studies, College of Education, College of Counseling, and Seminary & School of Missions. Each college is headed by an associate dean who reports to the provost. But the goal of each college remains the same: to produce graduates who will make an impact as "professional ministers," working within missions, the church and parachurch organizations and "ministering professionals," who take the gospel to the marketplace.

For details on the new colleges, see page 12 of the latest edition of "Connection" magazine at: /publications