Continuing Your Education

Thank you for your interest in continuing your education by earning a bachelor’s degree or taking professional development courses.  Please use the directory below to determine what the next step is for you.

Bachelor of Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) program provides adult students with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. This program is designed for adult students looking to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Located in the School of Business

Contact Hayden Smith, smithhl1@cofc.edu.

General Studies program

The General Studies program is well suited for students who prefer not to choose a specific major but want to design a unique degree program by choosing two minors.

Located in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

Contact Dee Stalvey, stalveyd@cofc.edu

Certificate in Project Management

Through this program, you will develop leadership and communication skills, and learn how to manage a project budget and how to motivate team members. At the end of this 18-credit-hour course, you will understand how to manage complex projects from beginning to end.

Located in the School of Business

Contact Hayden Smith, smithhl1@cofc.edu.

Certificate in Sustainability and 21st-Century Business Solutions 

In this interdisciplinary 15-credit hour certificate program, you will learn how to design economic- and business-based solutions to 21st-Century problems. After completion, you will be able to lead your business or organization through the transition to value-driven economic decisions that generate revenue while making society and the environment more equitable and sustainable.

Located in the Center for Sustainable Development

Contact Todd LeVasseur, levasseurtj@cofc.edu.

The Center for Continuing and Professional Education

The Center for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) provides non-credit courses, certificates, executive education and other education opportunities to serve the needs of nondegree-seeking students in the Charleston region.

Located in the School of Business

Contact Ron Magnuson, magnusonra@cofc.edu.

Online Professional Development

These online professional development courses and certificates will help you learn, improve or refine a professional skill, or meet a personal goal. Our instructor-led courses are informative, fun, convenient and interactive. Study from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere you have Wi-Fi.

Explore popular courses through the College’s online education partner Ed2Go.

Explore popular courses through the College’s online education partnerMindedge.

Contact Laura Everett, everettle@cofc.edu.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers programs for non-native speakers who wish to pursue English language study for academic, professional or personal development. Our students will enjoy small classes, highly qualified instructors and customized programs.

Located in the Office of Enrollment Planning

Contact David McIntosh, mcintoshdk@cofc.edu.

Center for Creative Retirement

The Center for Creative Retirement (CCR) is composed of a diverse group of seniors who share an enthusiasm for education. This self-governing group holds weekly meetings throughout the academic year and offers field trips to historical and cultural sites.

Located in the Riley Center for Livable Communities

Contact Alison Burkey, alittke@cofc.edu.

Charleston Academy of Lifelong Learning

Charleston Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) provides an opportunity to go back into a classroom with your peers, to facilitate a class or just to learn. It’s a great way to make new friends.

Located in the Riley Center for Livable Communities

Contact Alison Burkey, alittke@cofc.edu.

LSAT Prep Course

With a combination of classroom instruction and practice tests, this intensive course prepares students to succeed in taking the Law School Admission Test. Students will learn about the kinds of questions included in the LSAT, along with strategies for approaching each category and managing one’s time.

Located in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Claire Wofford, woffordcb@cofc.edu.