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College of Letters
and Sciences

With the growing need for experts in these fields, the College of Letters and Sciences grows every year with new students, new faculty, and new programs.

About Us

College of Letters and Sciences

The future belongs to creative thinkers – engaged citizens with broad understanding and deep insight. By providing a rich education in the liberal arts, we're shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Welcome to the academic heart of Columbus State University. The College of Letters and Sciences provides most of CSU's general education core requirements, plus undergraduate programs in mathematics, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Graduate-level programs include master's degrees in history, the natural sciences, public administration, and public safety administration.

Here, students learn in the classroom and well beyond it. Professional mentorships, lab work, study abroad opportunities, and a variety of internship programs create a learning environment that's holistic and hands-on. Across curricula, we encourage students to think critically, engage in informed and respectful debate, and consider the merits different perspectives.

College faculty members are skilled educators and active professionals in our disciplines – conducting new research, publishing, and advancing scholarship at every level. We believe the best education should not only teach; it should spark a curiosity about the world that fuels a lifetime of independent learning.

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Department of Biology

Immerse yourself in the study of our natural world. CSU's Department of Biology is a hub of scientific learning and research.

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Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Study the earth and the universe beyond. At CSU, we've combined all the earth and space sciences into an immersive, interdisciplinary department.

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Department of English

Discover the limitless power of language. At CSU, you'll develop the knowledge and skills to stay connected in our diverse and complex world.

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Department of History and Geography

Create your future by exploring the past. The study of history and geography will prepare you for a broad range of careers and advanced learning.

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Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Language is the building block of culture. At CSU, the study of languages opens new avenues of knowledge about people, ideas, and history.

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Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration

Be a force for creative change. Help solve global challenges. CSU's Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration is educating the leaders of tomorrow.

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Department of Psychology

Study human thought and behavior. At CSU, you'll be part of an inclusive community that fosters collaborative research, discovery, and innovation.

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Competitive Pre-Medical Studies

The Competitive Pre-Medical Studies program provides valuable resources to motivated students interested in pursuing a career as a physician.

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Financial support! View all of our college and department scholarships.

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  Student Perspectives

Hear why students chose College of Letters and Sciences.

New Lab Annex

new lab annexAfter several years of anticipation, CSU celebrated the start of construction of a new lab sciences building with a ceremonial ground-breaking ceremony in April 2017. Once completed, the facility will provide six state-of-the-art science teaching laboratories and several student study spaces. Some renovation of the existing lab building, LeNoir Hall, will be included in the project, which is expected to be completed by fall 2018.

Letters & Sciences Today

Columbus State University's College of Letters and Sciences newsletter spotlights the achievements of students, faculty and alumni. 

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  Recent Graduate At Forefront of Mars Exploration

Cameron McCarty

Since fall 2015, Cameron has operated the engineering cameras and the microscopic cameras on the Mars rover Opportunity. As “Engineering Camera and Microscopic Imager Payload Uplink Lead,” he works about 4-5 days every month, telling the cameras on the rover where and when to take pictures.

In the Spotlight

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  Give to the College of Letters and Sciences

When you give to the College of Letters and Sciences, you’re investing in the College and the community. To support a specific department within the College, simply designate Department of Chemistry, Department of English, Department of Psychology, etc. To support the entire College, designate College of Letters and Sciences. Thank you.