Your Purpose is Our Mission at Charleston Southern University. Choose from a broad range of studies including liberal arts and professional programs such as nursing, engineering, and more. We’re ready to help you join the Buccaneer family!

Areas of Study

Accounting

Accounting

Accounting Develop skills in auditing, tax return preparation and forensic accounting. In CSU’s accounting program you will also learn to establish and monitor internal controls to increase efficiency and effectiveness of a business.

Degrees Format
Accounting On-campus

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Biochemistry Biotech is a growing field with careers in areas such as forensics, medical research and pharmaceutical and chemical companies. Our biochemistry program equips students for further study in graduate programs or positions in the biotech industry.

Degrees Format
Biochemistry On-campus

Biology

Biology

A degree in biology can prepare you for a variety of careers in biology and biology-related fields. CSU offers three Bachelor of Science in biology programs: General Biology, Preprofessional and Wildlife Biology.

Degrees Format
Biology On-campus
Biology Education On-campus

Business

Business

A degree in business prepares students for a variety of professional environments. Study topics like management, human resources and finance. You’ll learn from professors with years of real-world experience in one of the region’s fastest growing economies.

Degrees Format
Business Administration (seven tracks available) On-campus
Economics On-campus

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry Small classes and state-of-the-art lab spaces are important parts of Charleston Southern’s chemistry program. Grads often pursue medical, dental or pharmacy school or a post-secondary degree.

Degrees Format
Chemistry On-campus

Child Development

Child Development

Blending social science, behavior science and education courses, CSU’s child development program is designed for students seeking to teach in non-public school environments or in an infant, toddler or pre-K setting.

Degrees Format
Child Development On-campus

Christian Studies

Christian Studies

A BA in Christian Studies equips students to minister and live out the gospel in a church, para-church or similar setting. Students also can choose from the following emphases: general, theology, philosophy, or church missions and planting. A degree in student ministry is available for those who feel called to minister specifically to young people.

Degrees Format
Christian Studies On-campus
Student Ministry On-campus

Communication

Communication

CSU’s communication major focuses on the challenges of the mass communication landscape and the intricacies of how people communicate on an individual, cultural, and societal level. A professional internship will give you an opportunity to explore a specific area of communication: public relations, politics or law, broadcasting or sports journalism.

Degrees Format
Communication Studies On-campus

Computer Science

Computer Science

Develop your future with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or information systems from Charleston Southern. Different formats accommodate traditional and nontraditional students.

Degrees Format
Computer Science (BS) On-campus
Computer Science (BT) Online
Computer and Information Sciences Online

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

CSU is a leader in the field of criminal justice education. Our program provides professional training in the major areas of criminal justice: law enforcement, court systems and corrections. Students who study criminal justice at CSU are also equipped to be agents of change in the communities they serve.

Degrees Format
Criminal Justice Online & On-campus

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity degree at CSU combines coursework in computer science, network security, criminal justice, and mathematics and is targeted towards students wishing to enter the fields of network security or Information Analysis.

Degrees Format
Cybersecurity On-campus

Economics

Economics

Prepare for a career in business administration, law, government or public finance. Students in the economics program at CSU study the impact of business cycles, international trade and economic development.

Degrees Format
Economics On-campus

Education

Education

Great teachers inspire; they educate our hearts and minds, feed our curiosity and drive us to think critically. CSU is equipping the next generation of P-12 teachers who are guided by a strong sense of community and the integration of their faith.

Degrees Format
Biology Education On-campus
Early Childhood Education On-campus
Elementary Education On-campus
English Education On-campus
Mathematics Education On-campus
Middle Grades Education On-campus
Music Education On-campus
Physical Education On-campus
Social Studies Education On-campus

Engineering

Engineering

CSU’s engineering program offers a computer engineering or electrical engineering path for students. Students benefit from small class sizes and opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty and have access to state of the art labs and industrial connections.

Degrees Format
Engineering On-campus

English

English

In CSU’s English major, students study written and oral communication, literary analysis and appreciation and research skills. With the option to also add a Writing emphasis, students are prepared for a variety of careers in teaching, writing, publishing and other fields.

Degrees Format
English On-campus
English Education On-campus

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is part of the foundation of American culture. This major is designed for students who want to know more about the process of creating a business. Students will learn about planning, innovation, decision making and risk assessment.  

Degrees Format
Entrepreneurship On-campus

Finance

Finance

Want to know more about how businesses and individuals use financial resources? In CSU’s finance program you will learn how businesses raise, spend and invest capital, as well as learn how financial markets function.

Degrees Format
Financial Management On-campus

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

In CSU’s graphic design program, you’ll gain skills and practical experience to prepare you for the field of graphic and web design. You will learn how designers work collaboratively with other roles. An internship will give you an opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience before graduating.

Degrees Format
Graphic Design On-campus

History

History

CSU’s history program offers a wide selection of in-depth courses including studies of ancient Greece and Rome, the Old South, East Asia, the American military experience, and modern Europe.   

Degrees Format
History On-campus

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism

Prepare for a career in hotel management, entertainment facilities or tourist destinations. Classes in CSU’s hospitality and tourism program explore key areas of this industry: economics, marketing, communications, law, human resources and strategic planning.

Degrees Format
Hospitality & Tourism Management Online

Human Resources

Human Resources

As businesses expand, human resource professionals are needed to manage the complex issues that business employers and businesses in today’s industry. Learn how HR professionals manage recruiting, hiring, and problem solving in businesses. CSU’s online human resources program is designed for working adults.

Degrees Format
Human Resource Management On-campus
Human Resources Online

Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Interested in corporate wellness, rehabilitation or sports medicine? Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement based on the study of anatomy, physiology with application to movement analysis, fitness assessment, performance enhancement, and rehabilitation. CSU’s kinesiology program offers a clinical track or a strength and conditioning track.

Degrees Format
Kinesiology On-campus

Laboratory Technology

Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at CSU is designed for students who already have an AA degree in Medical Technology and are certified MLT. No clinical courses are required, and students can complete a bachelor’s degree in just two years  This program is designed for students to complete their Bachelor degree in 2 years in […]

Degrees Format
Medical Laboratory Technology On-campus

Management

Management

The management program at CSU provides a foundation for you to help organizations accomplish their goals. Effective managers create success through clear communications, problem solving, motivation, delegating authority, conflict resolution and team building.

Degrees Format
Management On-campus

Marketing

Marketing

CSU’s marketing program is for any student that has a business mindset, including analytics, advertising, social media marketing, and management. You will get hands-on experience working on projects with real businesses and organizations.

Degrees Format
Marketing On-campus

Mathematics

Mathematics

In the mathematics program at CSU, students develop strong analytical skills desired by tech companies and graduate schools. Small class sizes create a great learning environment. Students study applied, abstract and theoretical mathematics.  

Degrees Format
Mathematics On-campus
Applied Mathematics On-campus
Mathematics Education On-campus

Ministry

Ministry

The BA in Christian studies is our primary platform for equipping men and women to serve the Kingdom of God and participate in the Great Commission and the Great Commandments. Every student tackles church history, systematic theology, hermeneutics, philosophy and biblical studies with opportunities for internships with local churches and area para-church ministries. Students also […]

Degrees Format
Student Ministry On-campus
Christian Studies On-campus

Missions

Missions

The BA in Christian studies with an emphasis in missions and church planting at CSU prepares students for a lifestyle of mission work. Students should take this degree when they desire to prepare for mission work in or out of the United States so that they can think through what faithfulness to Christ means for […]

Degrees Format
Christian studies On-campus

Music

Music

Interested in pursuing a career in music?

The music programs at CSU have a strong reputation for excellence. Learn from faculty who have extensive performance and education experience. You will also have the opportunity to travel the region or perform abroad in one of CSU’s many musical groups.

Degrees Format
Music Education On-campus
Music Performance On-campus
Music Therapy On-campus
Music & Worship Leadership On-campus

Nursing

Nursing

Students in CSU’s nursing programs benefit from a state-of-the-art simulation lab and equipment, along with a variety of clinical practicum experiences. Graduates of the traditional and accelerated nursing programs are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurse practice.

Degrees Format
Nursing (BSN) Traditional
Nursing (BSN) Accelerated

Political Science

Political Science

The political science program at CSU  is ideal for any job that requires good writing skills, the ability to perform independently, the ability to condense large amounts of information, and the ability to think critically and to make judgments between opposing points of view.

Degrees Format
Political Science On-campus

Project Management

Project Management

Students with a project management degree often work for manufacturing companies, government contracting and government sectors, military logistics and operations. With a ranking of #1 in South Carolina as Best Online Bachelor’s Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2019), the Bachelor of Science in project management is the perfect choice for working professionals.

Degrees Format
Project Management Online
Project Management (MS) Online

Psychology

Psychology

The psychology program at CSU provides a strong education integrated with our Christian faith. Partnerships with local organizations offer great internship opportunities, and CSU has one of the most active Psi Chi (psychology honors organization) chapters in the country. Speakers, workshops and service opportunities provide even more opportunities to learn about meeting the needs of […]

Degrees Format
Psychology On-campus

Public Health

Public Health

The Public Health profession is rapidly growing, and can lead to careers in many of the fastest growing professions throughout the country. In CSU’s public health program, you will earn a bachelor of science and be eligible to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) after graduation. 

Degrees Format
Public Health On-campus

Sociology

Sociology

A degree in sociology prepares you to work in a multi-ethnic, global environment. You will learn about social issues related to race, gender, socioeconomic status and other factors. An emphasis in human services can be added to this major, giving you the opportunity to also develop skills in budgeting, marketing, resource management and entrepreneurship. 

Degrees Format
Sociology On-campus

Spanish

Spanish

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish degree program at CSU prepares you to speak, understand, read and write the Spanish language. Local partnerships with Charleston’s Spanish community, internship and study abroad opportunities give you many opportunities to use the language in a Spanish-speaking culture.

Degrees Format
Spanish On-campus

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

The supply chain management program at Charleston Southern focuses on teaching you how manufacturers and service organizations work effectively and efficiently. Topics like operations management, logistics, distribution and transportation are key to this program. There is a growing demand for supply chain managers, including several industry-leading companies in South Carolina.

Degrees Format
Supply chain management (BBA) On-campus
Supply chain management (BS) Online

Technology

Technology

We pair the fundamental knowledge of computer science with cutting edge technology — allowing students immediate application in the workplace. Faculty are always available and easy to approach for questions and help. 

Degrees Format
Computer and Information Sciences (BA) Online & On-campus
Computer Science (BT) Online & On-campus
Computer Science (BS) On-campus
Cybersecurity (BS) On-campus

Theatre

Theatre

Any student at Charleston Southern University has the opportunity to minor in theatre. This exciting program stretches creative muscles and improves performance skills and is a wonderful complement to any major. Opportunities for participation abound! The aim of the theatre program is to shine a light into the dark places through the pursuit of excellence […]

Degrees Format
Theatre (minor) On-campus

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