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.
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.