Access Your Passion. Follow Your Path.
The Journey Starts Here.

The School of Professional Studies partners with our students to help them find their passion and access the resources they need on their journey to professional fulfillment.

The School of Professional Studies’ degree-completion program is an individualized and flexible course of study, designed to meet the diverse needs of non-traditional students. Courses are offered in traditional, evening, online and hybrid formats. These choices help students balance the demands of their academic, work and family lives.

The English Language Institute at the College of Charleston provides the highest level of quality instruction so that you can master the English language. We offer a variety of programs designed to help you succeed.
Intensive English
TOEFL Exam Preparation
Semester Abroad in the South
Rainbow Studies Custom Programs
Successful professionals are constantly evolving: Follow your unique path to career transformation.

The College of Charleston’s JobBridge initiative was designed to address workforce demand for practical skills and real-world experiences. Our non‐credit, certificate programs are open to the general public, and are particularly suited to individuals seeking internships, employment or career advancement.

  • Develop marketable skills to help bolster your resumé.
  • Explore trends in today’s job market.
  • Consider alternate career paths
  • Network with Charleston-area professionals.
Through hard work and tenacity, you can give yourself an edge on the competition.

The Center for Continuing and Professional Education offers intensive, affordably-priced standardized and professional test preparation; taught by independent, highly-qualified instructors.

The School of Professional Studies delivers leaders who transform their community.

Success is created through hard work, tenacity, and creativity. The most successful professionals are constantly learning and evolving. Our highly qualified instructors will help you change the way you do business. Programs are offered for individuals and organizations.

With a commitment to lifelong learning, The Center for Continuing and Professional Education provides a variety of opportunities for individuals to enrich their lives and grow intellectually.

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About the School of Professional Studies

The School of Professional Studies administers undergraduate, continuing education, and professional certification programs; providing the resources necessary to attain professional success and inspire personal growth. Our expansive course offerings reflect the diverse interests of adult learners, with an emphasis on practical experiences and immediate outcomes.

We engage our students in partnerships that extend well beyond the classroom: as individuals discover their passions, we guide them toward their specific goals.

Our students are poised to transform their lives and communities: the journey starts here.

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Why We're Here

“Success doesn't come to you. You go to it.” -Marva Collins

Success is created through hard work, tenacity, and creativity. The most successful professionals are constantly learning and evolving. The School of Professional Studies is committed to providing the resources you need to sustain success and growth throughout the evolution of your career.

Every individual has a unique perspective with distinct talents and experiences. We inspire success and create new possibilities by working WITH you to identify your passion and transform your life. In turn, the SPS is transformed by our students and our community. We are here to walk with you on your unique path.

Student Services

The School of Professional Studies is your partner on the journey toward a fulfilling life and career. Our Associate Director of Admission and Academic and Career Advisor are here to help you.

We also offer several student services on campus and at the main campus downtown.


The College of Charleston North Campus is a 50,000 square foot facility offering state-of-the-art classroom, meeting, and banquet spaces.

Learn more about our outstanding facilities or take a virtual tour of the building.


The North Campus features a virtual library, serving the needs of the students, staff and faculty. Access to online resources and research databases is available, and other materials worldwide are offered through Interlibrary Loan.

Visit the Library Blog to learn more.