Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management

As global organizations grow in complexity, team and project-based methods have become an increasingly vital component of the workplace. Although the business services and manufacturing industries have traditionally supported the majority of project management positions, the demand for project management practitioners is expanding across industry: 70% of the organizations surveyed in a 2011 Project Management Institute (PMI) study, reported hiring individuals engaged in project or program management.

A recent study by Burning Glass, referenced in the Chronicle of Higher Education (09/2015), found that 20% of all jobs that required a bachelor’s degree also required applicants to have certification or licensure in a given skill-area; with project management certification being particularly desirable.

The Certificate in Project Management coursework will be taught by accomplished College of Charleston faculty and practitioners, all of whom hold extensive industry and scholastic experience.

This curriculum will provide the baseline knowledge to help students successfully pursue the highly-sought-after Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Students will gain the analytical framework, strategic planning skills, and managerial insight necessary to become effective project managers.

About the Project Management Certificate

As with all undergraduate programs offered by the School of Professional Studies, the certificate program allows students to balance the demands of their academic, work and family lives.

The undergraduate certificate is a stand-alone credential. The credits earned are also “stackable,” meaning they can be applied toward a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree.

All required coursework may be accessed entirely through our online portal.

The program may be completed within a 15- month period.

Course Requirements:

Please see the 2017-18 CofC Undergraduate Catalog for the Project Management certificate requirements.

To Apply:

1)      Complete the application.
2)      Provide Lawful Presence documentation.
3)      Submit transcripts (unofficial or official) to document high school graduation or GED completion. Additional transcripts may be needed to enroll in some courses with pre-requisites.


Special Instructions:

Readmit non-degree students:
If you are a former non-degree student who has been away from the College for one Fall or Spring semester or more, you must complete the non-degree application for readmission. If you left the College with less than a 2.0 GPA, you may enroll pending admissions acceptance by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services. Students in this status must formally apply by the annual readmit student deadlines of May 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring.

Senior citizens:
Residents of South Carolina, age 60 or above, who are not employed with full-time employee benefits, may take courses tuition-free on a space-available basis. For detailed instructions on how to enroll as a senior citizen, visit our senior citizens page.