College of Charleston requires at least 122 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. College of Charleston accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, College of Charleston has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 67% of students who start college at College of Charleston graduate within six years.
College of Charleston offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: College of Charleston may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
College of Charleston has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with College of Charleston directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, College of Charleston students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at College of Charleston.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
College of Charleston does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at College of Charleston
College of Charleston offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ College of Charleston offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ College of Charleston has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ College of Charleston offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ College of Charleston offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at College of Charleston.
🟨 College of Charleston does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
College of Charleston offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with University of South Carolina Upstate
•Computer science, mathematics
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does College of Charleston have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
College of Charleston has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at College of Charleston include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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