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Online Programs (View all)

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED

About Columbia Southern University.

Columbia Southern University is a student-centered, online university that enrolls more than 29,000 students annually, many of which are military members or veterans. The school offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, all of which cover current industry practices and trends, and is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Columbia Southern University is a military-friendly school and has been recognized as one of the top schools for active-duty military members and veterans.

The online learning programs at CSU are designed for non-traditional students, and, according to a 2014 survey, 97% of graduates would recommend CSU. Programs are available at the associate's, bachelor's and master's degree levels in fields ranging from business and criminal justice to occupational health and fire safety. CSU also offers a fully online Doctor of Business Administration program and undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in specialized fields for adult learners.

As a student at CSU, you can choose between two different online learning formats. The term option provides a more structured environment with weekly assignments and set due dates while the LifePace Leaning option allows you to set your own schedule with flexible start dates, course lengths and due dates. The Veterans Advantage option is also available for military students and features set start and end dates but no weekly deadlines for assignments or other coursework.

All online students also have access to resources to help them succeed, including advising, online writing and math labs, and career services.

Why Columbia Southern University?

Quality Programs

CSU's online programs are offered in a variety of high-demand and rewarding fields and prepare students with the skills they need to enter their chosen career field. Over 95% of CSU students are satisfied with their studies.

Flexible Studies

Columbia Southern University students can choose between several learning options that allow them to learn in the style and time frame that works best for them. All degree programs can be completed 100% online.

Affordable Learning

Degree programs are competitively priced - the average yearly tuition is less than half the cost of their competitors. CSU also accepts financial aid in the forms of scholarships, federal grants and loans, and VA and TA benefits.

Transfer Credit

CSU accepts transfer credit from other schools, as well as for professional training, certifications and licensure.

Below is the full list of programs available at Columbia Southern University:

  1. Business
    • AS - Business
    • BS - Business Administration
    • BS - Human Resource Management
    • BSBA - Finance
    • BSBA - Hospitality and Tourism
    • BSBA - Human Resource Management
    • BSBA - Information Technology
    • BSBA - International Management
    • BSBA - Management
    • BSBA - Marketing
    • BSBA - Project Management
    • BSBA - Sport Management
    • Certificate - Finance
    • Certificate - Human Resource Management
    • Doctor of Business Administration
    • Graduate Certificate - Finance
    • MBA - Finance
    • MBA - General
    • MBA - Health Care Management
    • MBA - Human Resource Management
    • MBA - Marketing
    • MBA - Project Management
    • MBA - Public Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
    • AS - Criminal Justice
    • BS - Criminal Justice Admin.
    • BS - Criminal Justice Admin./Arson Investigation
    • MPA - Criminal Justice Administration
    • MS - Criminal Justice Admin.
  3. Education
    • MPH - Community Health Education
  4. Fire Science
    • AS - Fire Science
    • BS - Fire Administration
    • BS - Fire Administration/Fire Investigation
    • BS - Occupational Safety/Fire Science
    • Certificate - Fire Science
  5. General
    • AA - General Studies
    • Certificate - OSH
    • Generic Degree Request
    • Graduate Certificate - OSH
    • MPA - General
    • MPH - General
  6. Healthcare
    • AS - Health Information Science
    • AS - Occupational Safety and Health
    • BS - Emergency Medical Services Administration
    • BS - Health Care Administration
    • BS - Health Care Administration/Emer Med Service
    • BS - Occupational Safety and Health
    • Certificate - Hospitality and Tourism
    • Graduate Certificate - Health Care Management
    • MPA - Emergency Services Management
    • MS - Emergency Services Management
    • MS - Occupational Safety and Health
  7. Information Technology
    • BS - Information Systems Security
    • BS - Information Systems Security/Homeland Securit
    • BS - Information Technology
    • Certificate - Information Technology
  8. Management
    • BS - Environmental Management
    • BS - Organizational Leadership
    • Certificate - Environmental Management
    • Certificate - International Management
    • Certificate - Management
    • Certificate - Project Management
    • Certificate - Sport Management
    • Graduate Certificate - Environmental Management
    • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management
    • Graduate Certificate - Project Management
    • MS - Occupational Safety and Health/Envir. Mgmt
    • MS - Organizational Leadership
  9. Marketing
    • Certificate - Marketing
    • Graduate Certificate - Marketing
  10. Psychology
    • BS - Psychology
  11. Public Administration
    • Graduate Certificate - Public Administration
  12. Security
    • BS - Homeland Security
    • Certificate - Court Security Operations (Cert Gra