College of Adult and Professional Studies:
Charleston Southern Online offers a variety of degree and non-degree programs designed for the adult learner. The College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Resources, Management, Professional Studies, Supply Chain Management, and Project Management.
Degree completion time will depend upon a student’s enrollment status at the time of acceptance and the number of approved transfer credit hours from a regionally accredited institution.
The degree is 125 credit hours and consists of three categories of credit: Liberal Arts Core, Major, and Interdisciplinary Electives. With the exception of MATH 105 and SPAN 101 (which is a full semester in length) all CAPS courses are 7-weeks in length. All CAPS courses are online and offered in an asynchronous format through Blackboard. Students are not required to meet at a specific time during a course.
Credit previously earned at CSU will be appropriately placed into the Liberal Arts Core, Interdisciplinary Electives, or CAPS Major. Once a student is enrolled, all courses must be taken at Charleston Southern University unless approved for transfer by the University Registrar.
Criminal Justice (BS):
Charleston Southern University’s Criminal Justice program is one of the best in the state of South Carolina. Students find this affordable and flexible degree available fully online or in the traditional classroom setting.
Criminal justice students at CSU have the opportunity to observe active investigations, forensic evidence gathering, including autopsies and culminating in judicial presentations. Students also observe state prisons, which gives additional insight into the many parts of the criminal justice process.
At CSU, criminal justice professors average 25 years of service at the local, state and federal level. Learn from the best as they share their own experiences working in the DEA, FBI, sheriff’s office, CIA, police department, DNR, US Secret Service, probation and parole and more!
All active and retired First Responders/Public Safety personnel (Certified/Sworn Local, State and Federal Officers) enrolling in an online degree program at Charleston Southern University are eligible for a 20% First Responders/Public Safety Tuition Discount. Complete the form.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Charleston Southern University offers a comprehensive foundation for all psychology-related disciplines and also offers opportunities in internships and directed research.
We partner with many local organizations to offer internship placements to suit a variety of interests such as: Callen-Lacy Center for Children, Department of Juvenile Justice of Charleston County, Eagle Harbor Boys Home, Early Autism Project, Family Core, Guardian ad Litem Program, Healing Farms, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, People Against Rape and Winwood Farm. Directed research allows students to partner with faculty members conducting personal research and work alongside them to produce their own research and published articles.
Applied Computing (BA):
The Charleston Southern Online Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computing is a highly flexible and challenging degree for those who want to prepare for computer-related professions typically found in the fields of business, the arts, religious service, public service, healthcare, etc.
This degree program offers three concentrations: cybersecurity, business and graphic design. The cybersecurity and business concentrations may be taken completely online. The graphic design concentration is offered only to on-campus students. Students in this major must complete a required senior project.
Student Ministry (BA):
The Bachelor of Arts in Student Ministry is our primary platform for equipping men and women to serve the Kingdom of God in one of the church’s largest mission fields: young people.
In addition to a Christian studies foundation, students take courses in contemporary student problems and issues and learn to minister to students and their families. Students also have opportunities for internships with local churches and area parachurch ministries.
Students can also choose to take biblical Hebrew, biblical Greek, international missions, church planting, biblical counseling and other ministry courses.