Bachelor of Professional Studies

Adult Degree Completion Program

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) is a degree completion program that prepares students for career advancement and graduate studies. The curriculum challenges students to be innovative 21st century thinkers while applying classroom concepts to work-related tasks. The program is designed to provide working adults with the format and flexibility needed to complete a degree while managing personal and professional responsibilities. We offer concentrations in four areas of study: applied communicationhealthcare and medical services managementorganizational management and development and project management.

Next Application Deadline:
June 15
Classes start July 10.

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Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST


The Bachelor of Professional Studies Advantage


Online bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management


Online bachelor's degree in Project Management

Bachelor's Degree Center


Online bachelor's degree in Organizational Management

Academic Influence

You aren't usual! Your degree program shouldn't be either.

Course Delivery

Each BPS concentration offers its classes in person, fully online or Live Online.

Career Preparation

Whether you are interested in changing industries, advancing within your current company or going to graduate school, we prepare you for life and work in the 21st century.

Tuition Discount

We give you the best chance at success by offering a 20% discount on tuition, a discounted enrollment deposit and an application fee waiver.

Everything You Want to Know

A bachelor’s degree in professional studies is a four-year degree that prepares students for both career advancement and graduate studies. It is more career-focused and practical in nature than a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.). It meets the same standards and rigor as any other degree the College of Charleston offers. You may elect to concentrate your B.P.S. degree in one of four in-demand areas of study: applied communication, healthcare and medical services management, organizational management and development, or project management.

The College of Charleston's B.P.S. curriculum challenges students to be innovative 21st-century thinkers while applying classroom concepts to work-related tasks. Our flexible, online degree program allows students to learn concepts in the evening and apply them as soon as the next day on the job.

Most students taking a full-time course load can complete all major requirements in two years. Transfer credits, program prerequisites and elective credits will be used to meet the 122 credits needed to graduate. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor prior to transfer to maximize transferrable credits.

Yes! Classes are offered in both asynchronous and synchronous online formats. You can better balance your work and life responsibilities with your academics in our program.

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