2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, BS

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The General Studies major is only available to students transferring in a significant amount of coursework from other accredited and/or approved academic institutions, as well as to students who choose to participate in a cooperative program with a community college.

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the General Studies major is to provide students with a professional program in which they may combine study from a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit their individual needs and professional ministry goals. The General Studies program is well-suited for the non-traditional, mature, undergraduate student who needs flexibility in program design, recognizing that education that is not from Columbia International University may be significant in preparing for ministry.

Transfer Students

Some students may transfer to CIU sensing the Lord’s direction with a variety of courses already completed from another institution. Some students come with concentrations (24 hours or more in a specified area of study) from other approved academic institutions and complement them with coursework taken at CIU. Students with significant coursework at a community college may apply the work toward a bachelor’s degree at CIU with a concentration in a specific area.

Completion Requirements

  • See Undergraduate Core  for graduation requirements.
  • Complete a 24 semester hour concentration in an approved area of study.
  • Complete 30 semester hours of upper division (3000 level or higher) courses.

Course of Study (120)

Degree Core (54)

Choose one of the following Mathematics courses

Choose one of the following Culture and Arts courses

Leadership Development and Spiritual Formation (6)

General Studies Major (27)

Concentration (24)

Completion of a 24 semester hour concentration in an approved area of study

Field Experience (3)

General Studies majors complete either 3 credit hours of MSD 4400 - Practical Skill Development in Ministry  or a General Studies Internship (3 credit hours).

Open Electives (39)

Suggested Program of Study

Year 1 - Spring

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

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