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Online 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 Online 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.

At A Glance

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    Credits50 to 60 credits

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    Average Completion Time2 years

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    Cost$370 per credit

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    LocationCSUB Online

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    Modality100% online

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    Admission CycleFall and Spring Semesters

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    Next Application DeadlineSpring 2025 Priority: October 1, 2024

Program Details

How to Apply & Upcoming Deadlines

To apply to the Online B.A. in Sociology program at CSU Bakersfield, submit the following:

  • One official hard-copy (unopened) or digital transcript from all colleges attended. Digital transcripts must be sent directly from the college attended to Any transcript from a college / university outside of the United States will require a course-by-course analysis from a transcript evaluation services such as World Education Services (WES). See WES website for more details.

  • Signed Technology Contract (included in Cal State Apply application)

  • $70 application fee

How to Submit Your Application

Complete your application online through Cal State Apply. Select "Sociology" under the "Bakersfield Extension" section. Complete all the necessary steps and submit.

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Application Deadlines

We offer start dates for three terms throughout the year. Please see the deadlines below for each term. Note: Applications submitted by the priority deadline will receive preference for inclusion in a particular term should we receive more admissions than slots available. 

Fall Semester Admission:
Application Opens: October 1
Priority Deadline: February 1
Regular Deadline: March 1
Final Document Submission Deadline: July 1

Spring Semester Admission:
Application Opens: August 1
Priority Deadline: October 1
Regular Deadline: November 1
Final Document Submission Deadline: January 1


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