Because CSU helps me d Columbus State University offers an education of transformation â€“ with your needs in mind. Nationally recognized for our commitment to internationalization and community service, weâ€™re small enough to get to know you, yet large enough to offer 65 undergraduate programs (plus more than 35 graduate degrees) in areas such as business, computer science, music, nursing, and more. Become the confident, capable professional you are meant to be. Choose your brightest future with CSU!
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Established in 1958, Columbus State Universityâ€™s academic programs have achieved national prominence. Weâ€™re located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia, with two unique campuses. Our main campus is located in the heart of Columbus and is easily accessible from the interstate. Our RiverPark campus is in downtown Columbus along the beautiful Chattahoochee River. We also offer online courses, and even online degrees, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. YOUR BEST LEARNING CURVES
Expect to be challenged in small classes and with one-on-one interaction with your professors. Learning happens everywhere, C O U GAR FAC T
students are enrolled in a wide variety of academic programs at CSU.
with online courses, internships, research, and creative scholarship. Serving the community and studying abroad also expands your horizons. Join clubs, organizations, and athletic programs to develop leadership and teamwork skills.
ABOUT COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY
SIDES G R AY DA R K M M E D F O R S I E A R E T R T I E R E D PA G D E S TA C K
Welcome to a diverse community of students who come from many different states, countries, and cultural backgrounds, with forty-five percent representing minority groups. Study with motivated peers, and work with professors who are highly networked in their fields!
Students can really do something amazing here. They can make a difference in their community and have something important for their career development â€“ and their development as a person. DR. KIMBERLY SHAW SCIENCE CO-DIRECTOR, UTEACH PROFESSOR, PHYSIC
Because I Currently more than 8,400 students are enrolled in a wide variety of academic programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. CSU is also a popular choice for transfer and international students. Collaboration with community and world-wide partners help students achieve success.
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love both campuses. TRADITIONAL + INNOVATIVE = STUNNING
AT HOME ON CAMPUS
URBAN VIBE, NATURAL SETTING
CSU’s main campus boasts the stunning Student
The first year live-on requirement
Enjoy Columbus, the second largest city in
Recreation Center (winner of the National Intramural
provides endless opportunities to form
Georgia – a vibrant place with nature as
Recreational Sports Administration Facilities Award), the
lasting relationships, become engaged
the backdrop. Take in outdoor concerts,
flagship Schuster Student Success Center, and an iconic
in campus life, and stay connected to
relaxing cafes, and great shopping. Fly a
clock tower. A picturesque foot bridge leads to student
resources for academic and personal
virtual space mission at CSU’s Coca-Cola
apartments and recreational fields. In downtown
success. Our economical housing
Space Science Center. Bike, walk, jog, or
Columbus, the RiverPark campus mixes renovated
options include shared suites and
skate along the beautiful RiverWalk with
historic buildings with contemporary award-winning
traditional style apartments on the
untouched natural surroundings. Raft, kayak,
facilities that house College of the Arts and College of
Main Campus and loft-style apartments
river surf, or tube along the world’s longest
Education and Health Professions programs.
in the heart of downtown Columbus.
urban whitewater course, a 2.5-mile stretch along the Chattahoochee River.
CAMPUSES & COMMUNITY
sq. ft. Student Recreation Center offers a wide variety of exercise and fitness options, including a Climbing Wall and an Aquatic Center.
My professors are really personable. I can walk into their offices and talk about classes, mentoring, finding an internship, or getting ready for an exam. I can always find someone I need to talk to. KHALIYAH ABIKOYE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ATLANTA, GEORGIA
CSU professors lead active lives. One recently taught in
So much is happening with CSU’s facilities, too. Most
Bulgaria as a Fulbright Scholar. One acts in TV shows. Two
of our College of Education and Health Professions
have been recognized by the Mayor for research documenting
programs are now located in downtown Columbus,
Columbus as the true home of the Memorial Day Holiday. One
further expanding our popular RiverPark campus. The
directs a developmental sports camp for children who are blind
new 90,000 square-foot complex includes creative
or visually impaired. Having professors who are both scholars
group-learning spaces and state-of-the-art simulation
and doers means unforgettable learning experiences for you.
labs for nursing students. On the main campus, we are renovating existing classroom buildings, and our newest residence hall, Clearview Hall, offers safe, affordable,
At Columbus State University you will find
CSU has been designated a Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The CSU Department of Theatre and the 145-yearold State Theatre of Georgia recently formed a theatre company for students to work side-byside with professionals.
and quality student housing for first-year CSU students.
yourself among talented faculty and staff, with an abundance of academic choices. Our students are highly motivated – they don’t just want to get ahead; they want to train themselves for making a valuable impact in their lives and careers.
fessors know me.
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FACULTY & FACILITIES
student-to-faculty ratio means youâ€™ll get more one-to-one interaction.
My professors go above and beyond to help their students. Because of their inspiration and encouragement, I hope to go on for my masters in nursing. CSU has given me a start to a wonderful future. TYLER FLOOD NURSING VIEUX-FORT, ST. LUCIA
Six centers dedicated to teacher education for our students and local teachers. Five tracks in undergraduate chemistry. Gorgeous art studios. Three wellness facilities on Main Campus that health studies students can use for research and curriculum planning. That’s just for starters!
Because learning AN EDUCATION PLUS
LEADERS IN TRAINING
Pursue research and creative projects under the
If you want to make a difference in the
guidance of talented faculty. Join faculty-led study
world, check into CSU’s Servant Leadership
abroad programs and travel to places such as
Program. This program is used as a model for
Spain or Japan. Spend a semester or year living
other universities throughout the U.S. You’ll
in CSU’s Spencer House and study one-to-one
take leadership classes, experience hands-
in classical tutorial style with professors at the
on modeling of leadership practices, and
University of Oxford. Intern at a local Fortune
participate in community service projects.
500 company such as Aflac, or an internationally
Student projects have included building a
known lifestyle brand company, like The Salt Life.
wheelchair-accessible educational playground
Set your sights on the Honors College and build a
for the community and recording oral histories
portfolio of conference and poster presentations.
for nursing home residents.
CSU offers 65 undergraduate programs and more than 35 graduate degrees to excel in.
ng is active. Each spring, Tower Day allows undergraduate students to showcase their research, creative projects, and other scholarly activities. In senior capstone courses, students synthesize their learning with research papers and other work. Our First-Year Seminar helps students make a successful transition to the university environment.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Accounting Art Art Education Art History Biology Secondary Education Business Chemistry Applied Forensics Professional Secondary Education Communication Communication Studies Mass Media Public Relations Computer Science Applied Cyber Security Games Programming Software Systems Criminal Justice Earth & Space Science Astrophysics & Planetary Geology Environmental Science Geology Secondary Education Education Early Childhood Middle Grades Secondary Special Education English Language & Literature Creative Writing Literature Professional Writing Secondary Education Exercise Science Finance Health & Physical Education Health Science History Secondary Education Information Technology Liberal Arts Military & Global Issues Management Human Resources Management Information Systems Marketing Mathematics Applied Secondary Education Modern Language & Culture Spanish Literature & Culture Spanish w/Teacher Certification
Music Choral Instrumental Music Education Music Performance Instrumental Piano/Organ Vocal Nursing RN-BSN Political Science Psychology Sociology Applied Crime, Deviance & Society Theatre Performance Theatre Design & Technology Theatre Education ASSOCIATE DEGREES Criminal Justice General Studies PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering (RETP) Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine ONLINE DEGREES Communication Business Information Technology Liberal Arts Nursing RN to BSN Sociology CSU offers a number of additional academic programs through Certificates, Minors, BS/MS, and Graduate Degree Programs. For a detailed list, and for the most up-to-date listing of Undergraduate majors, please visit ColumbusState.edu
ACADEMICS & LEADERSHIP
C O U GAR FACT
ACTION WITH PURPOSE
MANY WAYS TO BELONG
OPPORTUNITIES TO STAY ACTIVE
It’s not just about staying busy. It’s about exploring
Professional organizations, such as the Student
If you are an athlete, consider participating in
your passions and developing your abilities. It’s
Nurses Association, help you network with faculty,
our successful NCAA Division II programs. Play
about digging deep and finding out who you are.
students, and employers. Qualified students thrive in
competitively and also pursue excellence in the
It’s about being mentored in a way that helps you
honor societies, such as Beta Beta Beta for biology
classroom. Or check out CSU’s many club and
fully understand your capabilities. It’s about making
majors and Lambda Pi Eta for communication
intramural teams. Everyone loves the Student
friends for life. So jump in and do it!
majors. Joining a fraternity or sorority means social
Recreation Center and its impressive workout
connections and valuable community service.
equipment, classes, rock climbing wall, lap pool,
Performing arts groups offer ways to shine in
Whether you commute to, or live on campus, there are many ways to find a fit at CSU. Get the most out of your experience by getting involved. With more than110 organizations to choose from, you’re sure to find a sense of belonging. Your education is about so much more than the classroom.
I like the diversity of CSU students and enjoy my involvement in the African Student Organization and One Cougar World. By helping with planning activities and fundraising, I’m developing great leadership skills. HEPHZBAH UDO CHEMISTRY LAGO, NIGERIA
music, art, and theatre. Faith-based organizations help you stay grounded.
and lazy river. The Columbus Rails-to-Trails project runs through both campuses, offering access for bikers, joggers, and walkers.
Because I can co
C OUGA R FACT
This past year the Cougars were awarded the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner’s Cup and the Peach Belt Conference Presidents’ Academic Award. Our baseball team has participated in the College World Series, and our golf team has won the national championship five times. Each year we celebrate many of our athletes named as AllAmericans and All-American Scholar Athletes.
onnect in so many ways. NCAA COUGAR ATHLETICS Baseball Basketball Cheer Cross Country Dance Golf
M MW Coed MW Spirit MW
Tennis Track & Field Soccer Softball Volleyball
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STUDENT LIFE & ATHLETICS
Complete 45 of the 58 Tower Traditions and receive a medal during a special ceremony to wear at commencement.
CSU offers many ways to learn in and outside the classroom. Run a science experiment with local grade-schoolers and ignite their passions. Make a presentation in a board room while on a travel trip. At CSU, your enhanced education is tuned to the challenges of today and tomorrow!
Engagement is the number one rule for our faculty. Their commitment has enabled our honors students to achieve new academic accolades, winning significant awards at state and national honors conferences. DR. CINDY TICKNOR DEAN, HONORS COLLEGE PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Because experien CSU offers funding to help students study abroad.
Live with other honors students and participate in faculty-guided research and creative projects.
who want to individualize their education.
Many students choose CSU for graduate degrees in more than 35 academic areas.
CSUâ€™s Honors College appeals to students They want to delve deeper into their studies and enjoy discovering new perspectives. From first-year courses through senior capstone projects, the Honors College emphasizes inquiry-based, hands-on, interdisciplinary learning. Take pride in seeing the honors seal on your CSU diploma, and position yourself for a successful career.
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ence is the best teacher. UTEACH COLUMBUS
GET BUSY IN THE FIELD
With our innovative teacher training program
Increase your understanding of other cultures
Lean on your professors and CSU’s career counselors
UTeach Columbus, you can fully pursue your
by studying abroad. Take a faculty-led week-
to help you find internships to expand your world and
degree path in math or science plus add a
long travel course or study for an academic
prepare for your career. Facilitate hands-on activities,
streamlined set of education courses and field
year at a CSU-partner institution overseas. Gain
simulated space missions, and planetarium shows at CSU’s
experiences that will lead to your teaching
course credit while meeting new people, making
Coca-Cola Space Science Center in downtown Columbus.
certificate. Through competitive summer
lifelong friendships, enhancing your resume, and
Protect the natural environment by researching at our
internships and scholarships, as well as other
developing cross-cultural communication skills.
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. Help
scholarship and grant opportunities, students can
Step outside your comfort zone and grow in
high school students get excited about learning at summer
earn up to $35,000 in support over four years.
ways you never thought possible.
science and math camps. Find an internship abroad. There are no limits to what you can do through CSU.
EXPERIENCE & OUTCOMES
ranking of CSU’s master’s degree in Computer Science by GoGrad.org
From my initial visit, I remember enjoying my student ambassador, loving the housing, and getting that ‘I belong here’ feeling. Between RiverPark and Main Campus, you’re sure to find everything you need. KYLA HARRIS ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MARIETTA, GEORGIA
SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT
CAREER ASSISTANCE AND MORE
Visiting our campus is the best way to get to know
The Center for Career Development is the place to go for help
An education from CSU is not only excellent, but
CSU. Whether you visit during a special event,
with resume critiques, mock interviews, and finding that perfect
also affordable! Because we’re a public university,
arrange a time to speak with a professor or coach
internship. If you’re undecided about your major and how to fit
our tuition is already very reasonable. Plus we’ll
or join us for a campus tour; be sure to experience
your interests and aptitudes into a career, see the CCD, ASAP! The
help you obtain the financial assistance you need
both our RiverPark campus nestled in the heart
Center also hosts many events geared to your financial success.
so that you graduate with minimal debt. The early
of downtown Columbus and our main campus in
The Financial Fitness Series helps you understand how to work
birds catch the financial worms, so be sure to fill out
Midtown. To check out your options for visiting,
within a budget and avoid debt. We care about the whole you.
your FAFSA as soon as possible once it’s available.
go to “Admissions”and click on “Visit Campus”
Get started with CSU!
or go directly to: ColumbusState.edu/visit
Think about both affordability and value Chattanooga
reasonable. Yet because we’re a smaller
Charleston 345 MILES
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university, you’ll receive individual attention that is uncommon at larger universities. That translates into remarkable value!
CSU is a public university, our tuition is
when you plan your education. Because
C OUGA R FACT
More than $70 million in financial assistance is awarded each year to our students. Competitive scholarships and paid internships are offered to first- and second-year students interested in pursuing education careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math).
There are many ways to visit CSU such as daily sessions and tours, special events, and a virtual tour on our website!
doors are opening for me.
FINANCIAL AID & VISIT CSU
Weâ€™re 100% committed to diversity, with students from all 159 counties in Georgia â€“ and from over 30 states and 42 countries!
Established in 1958, CSU moved to its
CSU enrolls more than 8,400 diverse
Our athletes participate in the highly
Columbus State is consistently recognized for
current main campus in 1963. We’re a proud
undergraduate and graduate students
successful NCAA Division II program.
its educational impact and outreach efforts.
member of the University System of Georgia.
from many different states, countries,
They experience excellent competition in
We are a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon
and cultural backgrounds.
the Peach Belt Conference.
Award for Campus Internationalization and
the President’s Higher Education Community
Columbus State University has both main
Service Honor Roll. Additionally, many of
and RiverPark campuses in Columbus, the
CSU employs approximately 315 full-time
CSU supports more than 110 student
CSU’s programs are ranked in reports such
second largest city in Georgia, 100 miles
faculty, with 70% holding the highest
organizations, including professional and
as U.S. News and World Report, Affordable
southwest of Atlanta.
degrees in their fields.
honor societies, performing arts groups,
Colleges Online, Top Management Degrees,
community service organizations, faith-
College Choice, OnlineU, GoGrad, Computer
based groups, and social fraternities
Science Online, and GetEducated.
Signature buildings include the Student
CSU offers more than 95 programs at the
Recreation Center, Clearview Hall, Lumpkin
undergraduate and graduate levels, with
Center, and the Schuster Student Success
both on-campus and online instruction.
Information sessions and campus tours
Center on the main campus. The RiverPark
Several of our academic programs have
CSU offers a number of on-campus
are offered on select weekdays. Consider
campus includes the award-winning
achieved national recognition.
housing options for both the Main and
attending one of our Open Houses or Preview
RiverPark Campuses. The first year live-on
Days for a more comprehensive student
Saunders Center for Music Studies, Corn
Center for the Visual Arts, Riverside Theatre
requirement, living learning communities,
experience. Whatever your preference, go
Complex, and the Center for Education and
More than $70 million given last year in
and faculty in residence provide the
online or call to schedule your visit. Plan
scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans.
foundation of a fun and meaningful
on staying awhile and getting to know the
on-campus housing experience!
Columbus area. See what students say about their CSU visit. #MyCSUexperience
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