Charleston Southern University

Charleston, SC

Charleston Southern University says, "The core curriculum is designed to ensure that graduates articulate capably a basic understanding of human history, culture and relationships, the arts, literature, mathematics and natural sciences, and to reflect upon these in terms of a Christian vision of life." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:3,061
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:24%
  • Tuition & Fees:$24,840 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs and may be fulfilled with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the first part of the "Culture and Humanities" requirement are world history courses rather than U.S. government or history surveys, and a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the second part of the requirement.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • Additional Information

    Charleston Southern University should be commended for their strong requirements in History, Christian Studies, and Fine Arts.

  • General Education Assessment

    Charleston Southern University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/09/2018


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