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Study at Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University, also known as CSU, is situated in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. It was founded in 1964 as Baptist College. The university campus takes up a large land space of approximately 300 acres. Students are awarded degrees through the following academic schools and colleges:

  • College of Humanities/Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
The male students of CSU participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, football, tennis, and track and field. The female students compete in a wide variety of sports including cross country, basketball, softball, soccer, golf, tennis, volleyball, and track and field. The athletic teams are named the Buccaneers.

Profile of Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University is in a small city, in Charleston, SC. The school has a Baptist religious affiliation. Charleston Southern University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Charleston Southern University include drama and performing arts, business and management, and science and laboratory technician.

Charleston Southern University Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 430 to 530 for students at Charleston Southern University. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 430 and 550.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Charleston Southern University, in 2007, had 3, 286 students (2, 790 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dorm living is common. Charleston Southern University makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Big South Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment"

Charleston Southern University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management159business management, business administration, marketing, accounting, finance, MIS, business, business and related services, . . .
Education and Teaching97elementary school teaching, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, early childhood education, secondary teaching, English teaching, music teaching, teacher ed, . . .
Liberal Arts48social services, sociology, political science, English, American history, European history, Spanish language, economics, . . .
Therapy and Counselling45psychology, music therapy
Science39biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, biological and physical sciences, physical science courses
Security and Law Enforcement33criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and administration
Religion and Philosophy28religion, youth ministry, religious music, pastoral Counselling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22health and physical education, athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts21stagecraft
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20registered nursing, various nursing
Science and Laboratory Technician12science tech
Mathematics7mathematics, applied mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science, information science, computer programming
Music2music performance, music
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources management
Medical Support and Technology0pre-pharmacy
Media0media studies
Engineering0various engineering courses
Medicine0health professions, pre-dentistry, medical preparatory, pre-med

Contact: Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University

9200 University Blvd

Charleston, SC 29410-8087

General Phone: (843) 863-7000


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