On the evening of July 23, 1954, a group of citizens met in the Horry County Memorial Library to discuss a daring proposal – the creation of a local college. The Coastal Educational Foundation, Inc. Edward Woodhouse begins his service as director of Coastal Carolina Junior College, taking the helm just nine days prior to the first day of classes on Sept. 20, 1954.
Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees through 84 majors. Among CCU's graduate-level programs are 26 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and two doctoral programs: the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science, and the Ph.D.
The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, and communication. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.
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In order to support you during your time with us at Coastal Carolina University, we offer many services to help you get the most of your experience.Safety and Security:
Living on campus is one of the most significant experiences students will have at Coastal Carolina University. Traditionally, students spend more time in their residential community than anywhere else on campus. In their new homes they are challenged and educated by the cultural, diverse and intellectual exchanges that surround them daily.
The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons serve as a vibrant, student-centered intellectual gathering place offering portals to information and ideas that enhance learning and research for a successful, engaging and diverse community of learners.
TEAL Nation is the collective notion of excellence, integrity and tradition that reflects who we are as individuals and a community. Coastal Carolina University is an exciting, ever-changing place in which students can learn, grow, socialize and become part of something bigger.
Our students fill the baseball stands at Spring Brooks Stadium, the home of the 2016 NCAA College World Series champions, pack Brooks Stadium to watch football, and visit the HTC Center to catch a basketball or volleyball game. Our “Chantourage” supports all 19 NCAA Division I teams, which also includes soccer, tennis and lacrosse. And for students who want to get in on the athletic action, there are dozens of intramural and club sports – from rugby to field hockey to surfing. Coastal even has its own rock climbing wall and a disc golf course.
With more than 190 student clubs and organizations to join, there is no shortage of ways for students to get involved on campus in areas that interest them most. The Office of Student Life is the gateway for involvement opportunities, leadership development and exciting entertainment. Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services gives students ways to embrace and share what makes them unique, because while our students are all a part of Teal Nation, they are all also unique individuals who hail from almost every state across the U.S. and from several countries around the world.
The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the Spadoni College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Education.
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