2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences

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From The Desk of The Dean…

Greetings from the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University! Let me take a few minutes to introduce you to who we are and what we do. The College of Arts and Sciences’ purpose is to educate students for life and service through biblical, liberal arts, and professional studies. Let me unpack that a bit:Picture of Dr. Beyer

Biblical Studies: All our bachelor’s degree students complete a Bible and Theology core as well as their program of choice. The 30 semester hours of Bible, theology, and interdisciplinary Bible-related courses help students develop a biblical paradigm for life, whatever their chosen ministry or vocation. But that’s not all! Faculty in every program teach their courses from a biblical perspective. They have thought through how the Scriptures influence their professional disciplines and will assist you in developing your own thinking.

Liberal Arts Studies: All of our students take a core of liberal arts courses. Some of these courses are part of the general education core common to all students. A wide range of other courses is also available to choose from and some of our majors focus directly on those content areas. In many cases, students choose an emphasis that provides a solid foundation for life and perhaps graduate studies.

Professional Studies: Our students serve the Lord in some way following graduation from CIU. Will that be in a cross-cultural context, a local church context, or the marketplace? It’s important that we follow God’s call wherever He calls us and whatever He calls us to do. Perhaps one of our professional programs will prepare you to pursue that calling.

Every CIU program will challenge you to grow biblically, intellectually, and spiritually as you develop the skills you need to serve in today’s world. 

May the Lord give you the grace to pursue His calling, whatever it is and wherever it takes you.

Yours in Christ,

Bryan Beyer, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences


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