Complete Your Degree in Charleston!


Choosing to go back to college and complete your bachelor’s degree is no small decision. It takes determination and commitment. Adult students face unique challenges when they decide to go back to college. Most students have careers and families to consider.

The College of Charleston’s School of Professional Studies designed its degree programs with the professionally oriented adult student in mind.

A BPS degree is a 4-year undergraduate degree with a concentration in one of the following areas of study: applied communication, construction management, legal studies, healthcare and medical services management, hospitality operations management, organizational management and development, project management and quality and risk management.

Course Delivery

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree offers students the opportunity to complete coursework face-to-face or online. Courses are delivered through a system called Live Online. In most cases, students have the option for attending class in three ways: face-to-face at the North Campus, traditional online or through a video conferencing system. In addition, students can choose from week-to-week which way they would like to attend class.

Career Preparation

The focus of the BPS is to prepare students for life and work in the 21st century. Whether students are interested in changing industries or advancing within a current company, the BPS program equips students with cutting-edge knowledge and practice in each focus area. In addition, BPS courses are taught by industry experts who have extensive real-world knowledge in their profession.

Tuition Discount

The College of Charleston understands that students are making a sacrifice to return to school and complete their degree. In order to help students succeed, the College offers students in the BPS degree a 20% discount on their tuition.

The School of Professional Studies hosted an end-of-semester awards ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 12 to celebrate the accomplishments of its students. Ten students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Alpha Sigma Lambda is an honor society that celebrates the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education. In addition, the School of Professional Studies recognized three students who made the Dean’s List and seventeen students who made the Honor Roll. Finally, the School of Professional Studies recognized the seven students who plan to graduate on Saturday, Dec. 14.


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