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Philosophy (Minor)

Why minor in Philosophy at CIU?

Critical thinking skills and an understanding of the modern world are necessary for any career in the 21st century. A minor in Philosophy assists you in developing a solid biblical worldview, and the lifelong ability to compare it to the ideas and beliefs of men and societies. Electives are flexible, allowing you to study topics of greatest interest to you.

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International Community Development

Why major in International Community Development (ICD)?

Digital Media & Cinema

Why Study Digital Media & Cinema at CIU?

At Columbia International University, you can literally get your hands on the latest in media technology and use it to “Communicate Christ Creatively” – the motto of the CIU Communication program. In the Digital Media & Cinema major, you can follow your interests and passions as you learn to produce films, videos and documentaries that will make an impact on your world.   

Business & Organizational Leadership

Why study Business & Organizational Leadership at CIU?

Dr. Benjamin Dean, the director of the Business & Organizational Leadership program answers the question this way:

“I want students to see that our Creator has put within them unique gifts and talents, and that there is a God-infused value, dignity, and sacredness about each of the vocations and professions.”


Why Study English at CIU?

For Columbia International University, the English program is a direct outworking of CIU’s motto “To know Him and to make Him known.” You will study the writings of poets and novelists, journalists and biographers through the lens of Scripture, mindful that all truth is God’s truth. 

Is the Music program open to students who are not Music majors?

Students in other majors are welcome to participate in private and class music lessons, ensembles, and various music courses. Involvement in these aspects of the Music program can help students fulfill some of their general education requirements.

Do you have music scholarships?

Yes we do. In addition to scholarships based on financial need, the Music department awards merit scholarships to qualified Music majors. Recipients will be selected by the Music faculty on the basis of personal audition or a submitted tape of the student's performance.

Do you have a music education program?

No, but several of our graduates are successfully teaching in Christian schools based upon their undergraduate degree. Another student combined her undergraduate degree in Music with a Master's program in Elementary Education, thus being certified to teach in an elementary school with ample opportunity to use her music training.

What are your past graduates doing now in the work place?

A number are involved in part-time and full-time music ministry positions in local churches. One has his own recording studio. One is active as a teacher in a Christian school in North Carolina. Several sing in opera productions at the Newberry Opera House. In summary, some make a career by being full-time musicians; the majority use music bi-vocationally; and most, if not all, use their music skills in ministry.

May I get involved in a church in Israel?

Absolutely! Many evangelical churches are within walking distance of the JUC campus. JUC also offers Friday night services for all students and staff. In addition, students in the Middle Eastern Studies program have field education ministry assignments during their time in Jerusalem.


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