Educational Partners

Columbia Southern University has partnered with various educational institutions to ensure acceptance of CSU credits for potential transfer. These articulation agreements allow for a smooth transition for CSU graduates seeking further education. In turn, the partnership helps graduates of other institutions transfer credits to CSU’s academic programs.

Educational opportunities offered through these educational affiliations are listed below.

View more information about transferring credits from CSU and acceptance of CSU degrees.


Waldorf University

Waldorf UniversityVarious online and residential programs are offered through Waldorf University. 

Chief Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Institute

Brunacini LogoLed by America’s most renowned fire chief Alan Brunacini, this “Hawaiian Shirt Boot Camp” for chief officers introduces attendees to an array of case studies and personal experiences by some of our nation’s fire service leaders.

Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)

Through a partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, Columbia Southern University students have an opportunity for specific certifications.

Alabama Fire College

Through its rewarding educational partnership with the Alabama Fire College (AFC), CSU applies selected AFC certifications toward credit for CSU degree programs. As the leader in training Alabama’s firefighters and first-responders, AFC works to facilitate excellence in education, training, certification and support services for emergency response personnel in the state. CSU is proud to partner with this institution that prepares first-responders to prevent the loss of lives and property in Alabama. Alabama Fire College is the certifying agency for IFSAC and ProBoard certifications in the State of Alabama.

The National Sheriffs' Association Center for Public Safety

NSA LogoProviding law enforcement training for criminal justice professionals (including:sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police and others in the field of criminal justice), The National Sheriffs' Association Center for Public Safety focuses on skill development for criminal justice professionals to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their jurisdiction and promote homeland security. 

Vietnam Programs

Through a  partnership with Center for International Training Cooperation (CITC), Columbia Southern University programs are offered in a hybrid and online format in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.