Shanard Deas ‘18 -- Bachelor of Professional Studies -- College of Charleston

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Communication

Strong verbal and written communication skills are a top priority of hiring managers in virtually every field.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Communication provides a broad skill set, ideal for those seeking a new career, those seeking advancement in the workplace, or emerging entrepreneurs. The SPS boasts small remote-enabled class sizes, and faculty who hold real-world experience in multiple fields of communication.

Live Online

All courses follow the School of Professional Studies academic calendar.

Course materials may be accessed online from any location.
Some classes will have regular online meeting times; others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times.

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Required Course Work

Students will complete the core curriculum, as well as courses from their area of concentration.

Please speak with our enrollment team to determine how your credits may transfer. The curriculum sheets below may serve as a guide in planning your course of study.

Communication Course Catalog

Careers in Communication

Excellent communication skills are essential for any modern career. Our graduates may find careers in virtually every field, including:

  • Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • Training and Development
  • Media Production and Publishing
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Human Relations/Resources
  • Sales, Advertising and Marketing
  • Calculating Cost

    In 2016, the College of Charleston lowered tuition for Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) students by approximately 20%.

    Part-Time (6 hours): $2379 per semester

    Full-Time (12 hours): $4730 per semester

    CofC Tuition and Financial Aid

    How to Apply

    The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Communication is available entirely in our remote enabled learning environment.

    We have enrollment coordinators to help you throughout the admissions process.

    We will be happy to review your credits earned during high school or from other higher education institutions to see how they might transfer.


    Meet Our Enrollment Team

    Carla A. Stewart

    Director of Student Support Services


    Chanel Mariette

    Recruitment Manager