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Academics - Columbus State University

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You expect Columbus State University's world-class art, music, and theatre programs to be creative to the core (and they are). But at Columbus State, creativity is at the heart of everything we do and the driving force behind our more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Here, you'll be encouraged to think in new ways - exploring, experimenting, and reimagining the world around you. You'll learn from scholars who are not only experts in their fields, but expert educators who are committed to helping students discover unexpected connections.

Our instructors believe in the power of collaboration. From downtown Columbus to the Australian rainforest and all points in between, creative collaborations can lead to life-changing opportunities. Our diverse and inclusive educational environment will expand your worldview. Turn your passion into your purpose and prepare to create the life you've always dreamed was possible.

Highly Accredited

Columbus State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, nexus, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Columbus State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Columbus State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Accredited Institution

Learn more about Columbus State accreditation and approvals.

Undergraduate Programs

Turn dreaming into doing at Columbus State. No matter which degree program you choose, you'll gain the knowledge, skills, experiences, and connections you need to thrive in your career. Explore our undergraduate programs.

Graduate Programs

From a Master of Science in Nursing to a Doctor of Education, Columbus State offers the graduate degree programs you need to advance your current career or create a new one. Explore our graduate degree programs.


Academic Rights and Responsibilities

Columbus State University, and the University System of Georgia, endorses the American Council on Education's Statement on Academic Rights and Responsibilities (PDF), which reiterates the campus community's role in intellectual pluralism and academic freedom.

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