Bachelor of Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) program provides adult students with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. We designed this program with flexibility in mind. Now, busy adults can balance their work and life responsibilities with their academics. We offer concentrations in eight areas of study.

The concentrations are applied communicationconstruction managementlegal studieshealthcare and medical services managementhospitality operations managementorganizational management and developmentproject management, and quality and risk management.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies Advantage

Course Delivery

Each Bachelor of Professional Studies concentration offers its classes fully online or Live Online.

What is Live Online?

Live Online is different from traditional online learning because you can connect face-to-face with your professors and peers through two-way video-conferencing technology. Through this technology, you can join live class sessions and remain highly engaged in your courses. You can even decide week-to-week whether to attend your classes in-person or through Live Online. If you can’t make the scheduled class, you can watch a recording of the lecture at your convenience.

Career Preparation

Our focus is on preparing you for life and work in the 21st century. Whether you are interested in changing industries or advancing within your current company, we equip you with cutting-edge knowledge and practice in each focus area (concentration). This prepares you for success in our region’s – and our state’s – leading industries. In addition, BPS courses are taught by industry experts who have extensive real-world knowledge in their profession.

Tuition Discount

At the College of Charleston, we understand that you are making a sacrifice to return to school and complete your degree. We want to give you the best chance at success by offering our Bachelor of Professional Studies students a 20% discount on their tuition. 

Which Path Will Lead You to Success?