UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies Launches Five New Online Programs

September 23, 2022

SPS Launches 5 New Online Programs

The UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies added to its growing catalog of online programs in Fall 2022 with three new graduate certificates, one new bachelor’s degree and one new master of science degree. 

“Working professionals need to reskill and upskill several times throughout their lives as they continually reinvent themselves in pursuit of professional growth and career advancement,” said Asher Haines, associate provost of the UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies. “As the Charlotte region’s premier public research university, UNC Charlotte is committed to expanding our high quality, affordable, and accessible online programs to enable professional growth for those who are already busy juggling obligations like work, parenthood, and other ‘adulting’ responsibilities.”

The M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering is one of the first of its kind in the area to be offered online with a concentration in facilities management and will prepare its students to be effective facility managers, including operations and maintenance benchmarking, maintenance staffing best practices and financial forecasting. Designed for those from a wide range of backgrounds, the M.S in Construction and Facilities Engineering will expand students’ knowledge in the many fields of construction. The program is 30 credit hours and admits in the fall, spring and summer semesters. 

The B.A. in Political Science is a bachelor’s degree completion program designed for students seeking to progress in their current field or prepare for a career change. Graduates of the program will learn skills and competencies relevant to a variety of career paths; including, project management, governments, non-profits, teaching and journalism, research analysis and more. The major consists of 30 credit hours and rounds out the 120 needed to graduate. The B.A. in Political Science admits in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Early Childhood Mental Health Graduate Certificate is a collaboration program between The School of Social Work and Department of Special Education and Child Development. The program focuses on children from birth to five years and their families. The program is 12 credit hours and admits in the fall and spring semesters. 

The Graduate Certificate in Software Development is designed for working professionals hoping to continue their education. In this 15-credit hour program, students will learn the skills of object-oriented programming, software application design and implementation, software development methods including Agile Methodologies, plus database systems and database application integration.

Languages and Culture Studies: Translating and Interpreting Studies (Spanish-English) Graduate Certificate is led by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and teaches students about the history, theory and methodology of interpreting and translating in addition to how to interpret and translate in both directions of English and Spanish. 

These programs join the Online MBA as the most recent additions to the School of Professional Studies’ over 200 programs dedicated to the support of life-long learning.