Jun 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Adult and Professional Studies

College of Adult and Professional Studies- CSU Online

Location: Hunter Reception Center
Marc Embler, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs- Online Programs, Technology, and Grants


Dr. Dianne Dinkel, Mr. David Britt, Dr. Johnny Maddox, Dr. Rosette Rabess, and Dr. Mel Sinclair

Charleston Southern University offers a variety of degree and non-degree programs designed for the adult learner. The College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Professional Studies, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management. Degree completion time will depend upon a student’s enrollment status at the time of acceptance and the number of approved transfer credit hours from a regionally accredited institution.

The degree is 120 credit hours and consists of three categories of credit: Liberal Arts Core, Major, and Interdisciplinary Electives. With the exception of MATH 105 and SPAN 101 (which is a full semester in length) all CAPS courses are 8-weeks in length. All CAPS courses are 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. All other students must take the CAPS courses online (unless approved by the dean).

Credit previously earned at CSU will be appropriately placed into the Liberal Arts Core, Interdisciplinary Electives, or CAPS Major. Once a student is enrolled, all courses must be taken at Charleston Southern University unless approved for transfer by the University Registrar.