Charleston Southern seeks to develop students with a well-rounded liberal arts education grounded in a biblical worldview. CSU offers 48 undergraduate majors and eight graduate programs. Courses are available in the classroom and online. Professional degrees are available in Nursing, Education, Science, Business, Technology, Music Therapy, Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Graphic Design, and Pre-Engineering.
The vision of the university is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. Charleston Southern University’s mission is to promote academic excellence in a Christian environment. All faculty, staff, and coaches are committed to the mission and vision of the university.
CSU prepares graduates with integrity who are critical thinkers, skillful communicators and effective collaborators positioned to perform responsible roles in society. CSU graduates are employed around the world in education, government, corporate and nonprofit organizations such as Bank of America, Bayer, Benefitfocus, Boeing, Bosch, Disney, Dupont, FBI, General Electric, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, MeadWestvaco, SPAWAR, Texas Instruments and Wells Fargo.
NCAA Division I Athletics
Charleston Southern University is a founding member of the Big South Conference and sponsors 16 sports at the NCAA Division I Level. CSU provides student-athletes the opportunity for academic excellence, athletic success and spiritual growth.
Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment
To be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving Learning 2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Leading Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Serving Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”