Explanatory Statement

The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. Although the catalog is accurate at the time of printing, matters of curricula and degree progress and completion as adopted by the faculty are subject to deletion, addition, or amendment at any time as deemed necessary. Should changes in a program of study become necessary, those changes will be applied liberally and without penalty. For students having discontinuous enrollment of one year or longer, the catalog of the year of readmission will guide their program of study.

While the provisions of this catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, Columbus State University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog including, but not limited to, academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. Information on changes will be available in the Office of the Registrar, from the dean of the college, or from the chair of the department concerned. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of current graduation requirements for particular degree programs.

Columbus State University provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified persons under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. Students may be eligible to receive  accommodations to assist in programmatic and/or physical accessibility. We recommend that they contact the Center for Accommodation and Access located in Schuster Student Success Center, Room 102, 706-507-8755 as soon as possible if they think you are eligible for accommodations. The Center for Accommodation and Access can assist them in formulating a reasonable accommodation plan, in identifying additional resources, and in providing support. Accommodations may be able to assist them in meeting the requirements. Technical support may also be available to meet their specific needs. Please contact Sarah Secoy if you have questions. She can be reached at 706-507-8755 or at caa@columbusstate.edu. 

To online students in Alabama

Teacher Education

State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama's test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s).


State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice. www.abn.alabama.gov