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Program Information

Completion of the online program will result in a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton, a fully accredited state university.
Not unless you tell them. There is no indication on the transcript or diploma that the courses were completed online.
The faculty members of the online program are the same faculty that teach in our on-campus programs. Faculty members bring state-of-the-art practices, concepts and technologies to the curriculum and classroom through active involvement in research projects. Many faculty members bring first-hand experience to their courses through involvement in consulting and executive training actives.
The online program is structured to be completed in three years and via part-time enrollment. Students will complete two courses total each term (Fall, Spring and Summer).
The program has a flat rate of $425 per unit (for both California residents and non-residents) and is considered one of the best values from an accredited university.

Prospective Students

You can fill out and submit your application via Cal State Apply. When filling out an application, students should select their intended major as “Sociology (Online offered in Extended Education).”

Note: if you are ready to apply and have questions about the application process, feel free to send us a message or make an appointment to speak—online or by phone—with one of our advisors.

Applications are accepted only for Fall terms. Applications are accepted October 1 to May 31.

Note: if you would like to receive email notifications with important application dates and deadlines, join the Online BA in Sociology email list.

To be eligible for admission, transfer students must have 69-70 transferable units which include:
  • A minimum of 30 semester units in CSU-approved General Education Coursework with a grade of C or better
  • The "Golden Four" requirements with a grade of C or better:
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  • Good academic standing at the last college or university attended
  • Successful completion of Introduction to Sociology or its equivalent
ASSIST is the official source of articulation for California's colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California. If a student has taken related coursework somewhere other than CSUF, a course evaluation may be recommended prior to submitting an application or once a prospective student has submitted an application.

Online Learning

We do everything we can to ensure your online experience will mirror that of an on-campus student, but there are a few things you should know before you get started. To learn more about how to succeed as an online student, please visit our Learning Online Page.
To ensure you have to necessary equipment and software to successfully learn online, please see our technical requirements.
Each course online will be structured differently depending on the instructor teaching the course. Generally, instructors teach the courses through discussion boards, pre-recorded video lectures, PowerPoints and other methods.
All exams will be administered though Titanium (Our campus learning management system.) Students in the program are not required to come to campus for in person exams.

Didn’t find your question?

Our Online BA in Sociology advisors can answer any other questions you have about the program. You can make an appointment to speak to one online, by phone or in person.

Online Advising Center