Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC

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Explore the Sciences at Charleston Southern

Every Charleston Southern degree is grounded in the liberal arts, including studies in critical reading and writing, literature, history, mathematics and science, as well as Christian studies, empowering students to succeed. Whatever degree you choose, you will complete experiential learning requirements which include enriched educational opportunities via internships, practicums, clinicals, field courses, travel courses, and other real-world application of classroom theory.

The Science and Engineering building is the newest on campus and houses CSU’s growing engineering program with emphases in electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering.

CSU offers South Carolina’s only collegiate aeronautic program, where students can earn both a bachelor’s degree and pilot certification. The program is one of only three FAA-approved schools in the state. Students also have the option of pairing an aeronautics’ degree with CSU’s award-winning Air Force ROTC program. 

Nursing and Health Sciences
Respected programs in healthcare include a bachelor of science in nursing and programs in public health and kinesiology. Kinesiology majors may choose the 3+2 program to earn bachelor of science and master of athletic degrees.

Computer Science and Cybersecurity
CSU’s bachelor of science in computer science and bachelor of science in cybersecurity are accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology. Numerous IT companies in the region offer options for internships and jobs after graduation. 

Lab Sciences
Traditional degrees are available in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and medical laboratory technology. Emphases in biology include preprofessional and wildlife. Wildlife students often intern with the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing.


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Your Passport to Purpose

As a Charleston Southern student, you will discover your passion, design your pathway, develop your potential, and declare your purpose during and after your CSU years. You can tie your passion to your purpose as you move from success to significance even before your diploma is in hand. Finding your sweet spot occurs at the intersection of what you love, what you’re good at, what the world needs, and what you’re paid for. Maintaining high expectations in community life and rigorous standards in the classroom ensure you cross the commencement stage ready to change the world.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At Charleston Southern, we're all a family. You feel that family atmosphere from the very beginning.”

    • Nick Salley