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Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 55 major fields of study; new undergraduate programs include: Biochemistry, the BA in Economics, Graphic Design, Information Systems, the BFA in Theatre Arts, the BFA in Musical Theatre, the BS in Nursing (completion program) and Health Administration (online). Additional specializations have been added to the existing programs of Biology, Finance and Sociology. The University also offers seven master’s degree programs in the fields of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Accountancy (MAcc); Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies; Education, including the M.Ed in Educational Leadership, M.Ed. in Learning and Teaching; and the MA in Writing. The University’s growing number of international partnerships make it possible for students to study in places such as Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Greece, France, Germany, Japan and Spain.

Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate degree and master's degree.Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Coastal Carolina University. All other inquiries about the University should be directed to Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, South Carolina, 29528-6054, or, 843-347-3161, not the Commission.

The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business.

The Spadoni College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is approved the South
Carolina Department of Education.

Coastal Carolina University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The Department of Computer Science is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).