BA in Humanities & Social Sciences

California State University, Fullerton

Admission requirements

Woman using a laptop and a smartphone

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Social Sciences Online Degree Completion program requires you to have 69 transferable semester units from one or more universities, community colleges, or other regionally-accredited institutions. These transferable units must fulfill the lower-division general education requirements. If you have fewer than 69 units, you can still be conditionally admitted into the program.

The online degree-completion program comprises 51 semester units (17 courses), bringing you to the total 120 units required to be eligible for graduation.


"All admissions requirements should be completed by end of       Spring 2024 for Fall 2024 start. No Summer 2024 courses will be considered for eligibility."

General Education Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must have 69 transferable units as well as:

  • A minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Completion of an Associate Degree for Transfer
  • Good academic standing at the last college or university attended
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Completion of a California State University General Education Breadth/Completion Certificate
  • Good academic standing at the last college or university attended
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA
  • A minimum of 48 semester units in CSU-approved general education coursework that includes the "Golden Four" requirements with a grade of C or better:
    oral communication

    Oral Communication

    written communication

    Written Communication

    critical thinking

    Critical Thinking

    Mathematics quantitative reasoning

    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

  • Good academic standing at the last college or university attended

Transferable Credits

To see whether or not courses from your community college will transfer to Cal State Fullerton, you can use ASSIST, a database that houses the transfer agreements between all California community colleges and California public universities. You may also contact the CSUF Transfer Center Opens in new window or your community college’s counseling center for assistance.


Conditional Admission

In some cases, you may still be conditionally admitted to the program even if you do not meet the minimum unit requirement of 69 transferable units. Being conditionally admitted allows you to start in the fall, but requires you to complete missing coursework concurrently at another college or university in your area (some of these courses may be available online at Cal State Fullerton).

Out-of-State Applicants

If you are not a California resident, please view the state regulation page Opens in new window to verify your eligibility for enrollment. You may also contact the advising and counseling center at your community college for assistance. Note: these out-of-state regulations do not apply to those living outside the United States and its territories.

What’s your next step?

Book an advising appointment to learn more or join our email list to get important updates.

Book Advising

Students working outdoors, sitting in the grass

Our program advisor is here to answer any questions you have about the program or admissions process, and can also help prepare you to succeed in the program and beyond. To book a session, visit our Advising page.