College of Letters and Sciences
The College of Letters and Sciences is the academic heart of Columbus State University, offering most of the General Education core; undergraduate programs in the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences; and master’s degrees in history, natural sciences, public administration, and public safety administration. Students completing degrees in our programs pursue careers in such diverse fields as law, education, food science, medicine, scientific research, and criminal justice.
With the growing need for experts in these fields, the College of Letters and Sciences grows every year with new students, new faculty, and new programs. For example, we recently launched a new Food Science track in the Chemistry program and certificate and minor programs in data analytics. We have plans to increase our offerings in the Masters of Public Administration Program by adding areas in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security and Political Management. The College of Letters and Sciences prioritizes a student-centered focus to meet the diverse needs of the students by offering challenging programs, an engaged faculty, and a vibrant, globally connected campus culture.
Another way in which we promote a student-centered approach is through our faculty professional development -- our Faculty are encouraged to provide hands-on learning experiences for students that blend academic rigor with practical applications. Hence, our students are active in undergraduate and graduate research and creative inquiry. In addition, we offer a large number of classes that are small enough to place students face-to-face with internationally renowned experts; our students explore the unique geological terrain of our region, examine the literary works of the masters, apply mathematics to solve problems from industry, and travel abroad.