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Christian Life Profile


CIU’s 18,000 alumni are working in over 150 countries all across the globe. Graduates go on to build careers in the professional world, serve on the mission field, or lead others in vocational ministry. CIU is a small school with a global impact!

Columbia International University is fully accredited, and our faculty are passionate about their faith and your future. This assures academic excellence and a personal approach to instruction.

From here you can confidently take your next step on to graduate school or a career in the workplace, ministry, or mission field.

Authentically Christian
CIU students want to learn to think, communicate, and understand how the world works from a biblical perspective. Integrating these skills together empowers students to use their career as a platform to share the message of Jesus Christ.

“Attending a smaller school is a blessing because you get a different kind of community.”
— Abigail Cotton, Intercultural Studies

At CIU you can be yourself in a connected community. The friendships you make are centered on Christ and will last a lifetime. Plus, in our small classes your professors will know you by name.

Study abroad
Expose yourself to the people, sights, and sounds of other cultures. Dive into one of CIU’s Study Tours and find yourself...
• Teaching in the Dominican Republic
• Learning mass communication at Disney World
• Walking where Jesus walked in Jerusalem
• Studying Renaissance art in Italy

CIU Study Tours provide much more than credit hours. You will develop a global perspective that will enrich the rest of your life.
    Discover more at or call 803-807-5024.



About CIU: CIU is a multidenominational biblical university founded in 1923.
Location: Our 400-acre campus is just a few miles from the heart of Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city.
Alumni: CIU’s 18,000 alumni are working in over 150 countries all across the globe.

CIU Undergraduate Majors
• Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies (5-Year BA/MDiv)
• Bible Teaching
• Business & Organizational Leadership
• Church Ministry
• Communication
• Digital Media & Cinema
• English
• Global Business Development
• Global Media Communication
• Humanities
• Intercultural Studies
• International Community Development
• Media Arts
• Middle Eastern Studies
• Music
• Philosophy
• Pre-law
• Psychology
• Sport Management
• Teacher Education
• Youth Ministry, Family & Culture

CIU Athletics
• Basketball (m, w), Soccer (m, w), Softball (w), Cross-Country (m, w), Track (m, w)