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Admissions Requirements & Application Process 

Applicants should be at least 20 years of age with 3 years of full-time work experience 

1. Complete an undergraduate application for admission online with the required application fee of $20.00 (U.S. currency)., selecting Organizational Management as the major.
2. Submit a resume or curriculum vitae detailing professional experience.
3. Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA online. Our school code is 003419.
4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If 24 hours of transferable credit with a GPA of a 2.0 (to include Math and English) have not been earned, please submit a high school transcript or GED along with the transcript(s).

Request all official transcripts to be sent to:

Charleston Southern University
Attn: College of Adult and Professional Studies
PO Box 118087
Charleston, SC 29423 

Official transcripts can also be faxed to 843-863-7786.

Degree Requirements & Transfer Credit 

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management consists of 125 credit hours: 47 hours of Liberal Arts Core, 51 hours of Organizational Management major courses (to include concentration courses, if applicable) and 27 hours of Interdisciplinary Electives*

*Interdisciplinary Electives: Credits earned at Charleston Southern University, transferred from previously attended institutions, or hours approved from the following: CSU Challenge, CLEP, EXCELSIOR, DANTES and Advanced Placement (AP) exams; as well as International Baccalaureate (IB) and Military credit.

Students can transfer up to 89 credit hours from a regionally accredited 4- year institution, and up to 68 hours from a regionally accredited 2-year institution (not to exceed 89 hours total). Students can submit unofficial transcripts for review to see how their credits will be applied to the BSOM before or after applying for admission.

Enrollment Dates

We have 6 enrollment periods a year: 2 in each Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Our second Fall term begins October 21st. Our first Spring term begins January 5th, and our second Spring term begins March 2nd.

Course Format & Features

With courses just 7 weeks in length, students have the option to take 1 to 3 courses per accelerated session, making it possible to take up to 54 credit hours per year. Professors and students exchange ideas in the course discussions boards, and students submit assignments and quizzes for weekly grading. Our flexible course format allows students to work at their own pace on a schedule that is convenient for them. 

While the majority of our courses have e-books built in at no charge to our students, several courses do require a textbook purchase. Students should plan in advance to purchase the appropriate textbook for a course so that it arrives before the course begins. For a complete listing of courses that require a textbook, please click here.

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