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Academics

Colleges and Departments

College of the Arts

The College of the Arts, from its nationally accredited programs in art, music and theatre to its communication program's Non Profit and Civic Engagement Center (NPACE), is building upon its well-deserved reputation for excellence. With world-class, state-of-the-art facilities on the RiverPark Campus, the College endeavors to attract nationally and internationally recognized faculty so as to foster active student engagement in the intellectual and creative process.

College of Education and Health Professions

The College of Education and Health Professions offers programs in Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, Counseling, Nursing, Health Science, and Exercise Science. With over 2,500 students enrolled in the College of Education and Health Professions and over 450 degrees awarded per year, we are a significant contributor to the local and regional job market.

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.

D. Abbott Turner College of Business

The mission of the D. Abbott Turner College of Business is to prepare our students to add value to their communities and employers in a globally competitive environment by providing high quality, relevant business and computer science education. The TSYS School has several nationally recognized programs and has been designated by the U.S. National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The College's business programs are distinguished by their international accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than a third of the nation's business programs have earned this distinction – a distinction that validates the quality of both our faculty and programs, and signals that we have reached a level of excellence achieved by only the most select schools.

Honors College

The mission of the Honors College is to provide an innovatively delivered curriculum for high achieving students who choose to challenge themselves beyond the boundaries of classrooms or academic departments. Established in 1998 with a small cohort of students, the successful honors program flourished and garnered tremendous community support. In 2014, the Board of Regents approved the creation of our Honors College, which now serves over 300 students.

The Graduate School

Columbus State University provides masters and specialist degrees in more than 35 areas of study and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership. Our purpose is to promote student achievement, research, scholarship, global learning, strategic partnerships,and engagement in discovery and practice. You can expect one-on-one interactions with outstanding faculty and a close working relationship with your advisor. Morevover, faculty mentors guide you to service, publication, presentation, and research opportunities. CSU also offers high-level opportunities for research, service, and teaching.

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