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B.A. in Sociology

People-watching can be more than just entertainment - it can be an intriguing and rewarding career.

Knowing why people behave in a certain way and what influences that behavior is hugely beneficial in many professional areas. Meaning a degree in Sociology offers countless career paths from which to choose and a solid future. Our BA in Sociology emphasizes the systematic study of human behavior in social groups and focuses on how people coordinate their activities to achieve both individual and collective goals.

As a CSUB Sociology graduate, you’ll be able to take your advanced people person skills and apply them to a successful career in counseling, social work, family planning, teaching, marketing, law enforcement, realty or consulting, to name a few.

*Degree can be completed online or in-person at the College of the Canyons campus in Santa Clarita

At A Glance


50 to 60

Average Completion Time

2 years

Cost per Credit



College of the Canyons



Admission Cycles

Fall, Spring, and Summer

Next application deadline

Fall 2018 Priority: May 18, 2018

Admission Requirements

60 transferable units from an accredited college
2.0 GPA in all college coursework
Area A and B4 of general education requirements completed (it is advised that all lower division general education be completed prior to admission to ensure timely program completion)
One official transcript from each college attended
Completed CSUB Extended Education Undergraduate application
$75 application fee