Your Future in Professional Studies

The Charleston Southern Online Bachelor of Science in professional studies is the perfect choice for working professionals! Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #11 Best Online Program in the nation, Charleston Southern University offers flexible course schedules that provide our students with the option to learn from anywhere. The Bachelor of Science in professional studies curriculum offers relevant courses that enable students to learn it today and use it tomorrow in any industry. This degree is great for students who have specific interests that won’t necessarily be met through a traditional degree. This degree specifically offers flexibility to the student as they choose their concentrations. The professional studies degree will provide the opportunity for students who don’t know exactly what they want to do, to earn a BS degree and market themselves in the professional environment.

Students will choose to take courses in business-related topics, as well as liberal arts courses. The degree is 125 credit hours and all courses are seven weeks in length. This degree is fully online and offered in an asynchronous format through Blackboard. Students are not required to meet at a specific time during a course. Students who are required to take on ground courses to meet veterans’ benefit regulations may do so to ensure compliance with VA benefits; these exceptions must first be approved by the admissions/recruiting coordinator.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and was recently ranked as #11 nationwide for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (US News & World Report, 2020).

Marc Embler

Marc Embler

Dean of the College of Adult and Professional Studies, Associate VPAA for CSU Online


Why Professional Studies at CSU?

Charleston Southern Online is top-ranked in South Carolina for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by US News & World Report. This major is fully online and provides traditional and nontraditional students an opportunity to earn a degree with concentrations of their choosing. With an accelerated 7-week format, this degree is flexible for full-time working adults.

As a Professional Studies major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Human Resource Management 
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Healthcare Administration

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • IT
  • Web Management
  • Human Resources
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • And so much more!
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Charleston Southern Online offers degrees within a variety of disciplines fully online or in a blended format. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation, which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills.

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