Explore the College of Christian Studies
The College of Christian Studies exists to equip students to think and live as Christian disciples in their unique calling. Learning to think and live as a Christian disciple includes saturating oneself in Scripture, reflecting deeply about personal existence and vocation, living in community with other believers in a local church setting, critically examining non-Christian worldviews, serving others in need and proclaiming the gospel to all people.
Our mission? We exist to prepare Christian disciples who faithfully serve Christ and his church.
Our vision? To be recognized for preparing Christian disciples with the knowledge, skills, virtues and attitudes necessary for serving Christ and his church. The College of Christian Studies will model a sincere commitment to promoting the gospel and preserving biblical truth.
The College of Christian Studies consists of four undergraduate degree programs; one has five emphases.
Charleston Southern University’s accreditation can be found here.
Christian Studies Opportunities
Call to Ministry Scholarship: This annual award of $17,000 is offered to select incoming students who major in a Christian ministry degree at Charleston Southern University. It is renewable, for a total of nearly $70,000 in financial aid. To be eligible, applicants must declare a traditional major from the College of Christian Studies, and recipients must commit to remaining at CSU through graduation. To complete an admissions file, click here. Students may apply to CSU at charlestonsouthern.edu/apply.
Seminary Pathway: Charleston Southern University has agreements with many seminaries nationwide which offers CSU Christian studies majors the opportunity to complete both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in under six years. Currently, these seminaries include:
- Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary (Los Angeles, Calif.)
- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, Mo.)
- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (New Orleans, La.)
- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, N.C.)
- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas)
- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Ky.)
Students at CSU may reduce their seminary degree courses by as many as 33 hours and save anywhere from $8,700 to $17,400 in tuition and fee
Logos for Life: The College of Christian Studies announces a partnership with Logos Bible Software which started with fall semester. The Logos partnership will give Christian Studies majors, minors, and students enrolling in courses beyond the survey-level courses access to a powerful Bible study and research platform. Using the Logos app, which can be accessed by computer, tablet, and phone, students will have access to an online theological library. Students are also able to take class notes in Logos.
- Serving the Local Church
The College of Christian Studies is committed to serving local churches. Our faculty members provide interim service, pulpit supply, short-term book studies and small group training sessions for those who teach the Bible on a regular basis (e.g., Sunday School teachers). Please contact us if we can serve you. Phone: 843-863-7972 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ChurchandGospel.com exists to help South Carolina churches to live out the gospel for Jesus’ glory. As a ministry of Charleston Southern University’s College of Christian Studies, we reflect our indebtedness to our Savior and His many churches by helping those who love Jesus to think and to live biblically. The site’s content includes blogs, audio podcasts and event-related information in three broad categories: Life in the Church, Life in the Scriptures, and Life in the World.
Learn more at churchandgospel.com.
- Center for Church Renewal
Charleston Southern University’s Center for Church Renewal within the College of Christian Studies exists to promote the spiritual renewal of the church. The Center offers an annual conference, quarterly Bible training opportunities and preaching and teaching from the College of Christian Studies faculty. Our vision is to be used of God in the spiritual renewal of the church in and beyond the Charleston region. View our upcoming events to engage in what the Center has to offer! For any preaching and teaching requests, please email email@example.com or call 843-863-7972.
- Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership
It’s more than a building that houses the College of Christian Studies, it’s a center that builds Christian men and women to lead in business, government, education, media, arts and entertainment, churches and families from a biblical worldview. The center equips Christian leaders to integrate their faith into every area of life and culture. Learn more