Audit is paying for the privilege of attending a credit class without taking it for credit. Generally, audit students do not submit assignments, take examinations, or participate in class discussions. Online courses may be audited. If you wish to audit a course, contact the Registrar's Office for registration information. For current tuition and fee information, click here.
Columbia International University Bookstore is the campus bookstore serving the students, faculty and staff of CIU. Our primary goal is to ensure students are able to obtain the course materials they need at reasonable prices. We also provide many other items to support your academic career and school spirit. Please browse our website for more information and for a listing of current hours, or call (803) 807-5263.
Best known for his seminars on marriage, the family and parenting, James M. “Buck” Hatch, served Columbia International University as a teacher, counselor, and administrator for almost 40 years. A pioneer in the field of biblical counseling, Hatch taught and counseled not from a platform of strength, but from his own experience of brokenness and pain. He was honored as CIU Alumni of the Year in 1998, and went to be with the Lord in 1999. His timeless messages from scripture can be found in the Buck Hatch Library.
Chapel messages that have been given at CIU over the years are available on audio CD through the Columbia International University on-campus bookstore and many of the newer messages are also available by podcast For more information and a list of chapel messages available on CD, please visit our Chapel Audio Messages page.
Dr. Roy King, Director of Alumni Ministries, has worked with over 500 congregational and parachurch leaders in the past 7 years. He is available for email and phone consultations on a variety of issues facing leaders. He also maintains a network of other consulting and ministry resources from around the world.
Roy can help leaders diagnose problems and develop a strategic plan that may include other CIU faculty. Ministries served are asked to reimburse any travel and/or materials costs. Fees and honorariums are determined by those served after service is received. Gifts can be designated for Church Health.
Please contact the CIU Alumni Office for more information at (803) 807-5500 or visit Roy's website.
The Conference Services Department of Columbia International University assists churches and other organizations by providing campus facilities and services for conferences, youth camps, and meetings which are for a religious, educational, or community purpose.
Whether you're planning a church conference, a youth camp, a banquet, or a meeting - the campus of Columbia International University may be the perfect place to host your event! Call the Conference Services office at (803) 807-5773 to make reservations or visit the Conference Services website for more information.
Strategically located in the heart of South Carolina, Columbia is a bustling capital city with a distinctly Southern flavor. We invite you to pull up a rocking chair, sample some local cuisine, and find a great place to launch your life's next adventure. Although the city of Columbia is only about 120,000 people, the two counties that make up the metro area - Lexington and Richland - total about 600,000 individuals. For more information and a list of attractions, visit our Discover Columbia page.
Whether you're a avid beach-goer or a lover of the mountains, South Carolina has something everyone will enjoy. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina's east coast is is lined with beaches while the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are toward the northern part of the state. State parks, museums, art festivals, southern food, and more offer memorable experiences for students, families, children, and adults. To learn more, visit Discover South Carolina.
CIU's Career Services for students is a continuing resource service, helping students with their career and employment needs, while also assisting Christian ministries and other agencies in making their personnel needs available to job seekers.
Biographies, contact information, and educational experience can be found for all CIU faculty and staff members in this comprehensive online directory.
Columbia International University is joining hands with other passionate, Christ-centered organizations. Through these partnerships we can accomplish more as together we impact the nations with the message of Christ.
At CIU, it's a privilege to train students as they answer God's call on their lives. So, to help with the cost of education, any employee or dependent with our partner agencies is eligible for a tuition reduction for any course at any time of the year, with the exception of doctoral level courses.
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The Columbia International University Speakers Bureau represents some of the nation's most sought-after and well respected Bible teachers, youth workers, church leaders, authors, and apologists. These men and women, comprised of CIU faculty, staff, students, and alumni, speak and teach at conferences, training seminars, churches, Bible studies, youth retreats, etc. For more detailed information, please contact Michelle MacGregor, Director of University Recruitment & Relations.