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Academics

Columbia International University (CIU) is multidenominational and dedicated to educating people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.

The five colleges of CIU’s university division, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Intercultural Studies, the College of Education, the College of Counseling, and the Seminary & School of Ministry, offer academic degree programs ranging from Associate of Arts to Doctor of Ministry. All programs emphasize spiritual formation, mastery of biblical content and interpretation skills, cultivation of a biblical worldview, and ministry skills development through field education and internship experiences.

In its residence programs, CIU serves students from more than 40 states and more than 30 foreign countries, although the majority of students come from five southeastern states. More than 50 church denominations and independent fellowships are represented in the faculty and student body. Online programs serve several hundred additional students, both graduate and undergraduate, in the United States and around the world.

CIU graduates serve in ministry, missions and marketplace roles.