Columbus State University requires at least 123 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Columbus State accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Columbus State has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 44% of students who start college at Columbus State finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Columbus State offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Columbus State may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Columbus State has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Columbus State.
Reminder: Check with Columbus State directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Columbus State students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Columbus State.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Columbus State does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Columbus State
Columbus State offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Columbus State does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Columbus State has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Columbus State offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Columbus State offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Columbus State.
❌ Students at Columbus State are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Simon Schwob Memorial Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Columbus State offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Columbus State have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Columbus State has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Columbus State include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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