BA in Sociology

California State University, Fullerton

How to Apply

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Applicants must have transferable courses (details are on our Admission Requirements page), and will need to complete an online application as well as submit supporting documents.

Please follow the steps below to apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Online Degree Completion Program at California State University, Fullerton. You will need to complete an online application and submit supporting documents, like your official transcripts. See the Requirements page for further admission requirements.

Admission is competitive as there are limited seats in the program. To maximize your chances of being admitted to the program, it is recommended applicants apply early in the application window. 

When you are ready to apply, click the “Begin Application” button and follow the steps on this page to start the application process.

Begin Application

Application Dates & Fees

  • The next application period is from October 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024.
  • Applications require a $70 application fee.
  • We will accept applications for the Fall 2024 beginning October 1, 2023.


Before applying

Step 1: Meet with an Advisor

Before applying, we highly recommended you meet with an advisor from your community college for General Education requirements, then visit Opens in new window for upper division transfer requirements. If you have trouble navigating the website, please contact CSUF Transfer Center Opens in new window for further assistance. Lastly, please book an appointment with program advisors for any questions regarding upper division transfer courses.

Completing your Cal State Apply Application

Step 2: Submit online application

The online application generally takes less than an hour to complete and can be saved anytime. You will need to provide information on previous courses you have taken on the application, so we recommend you have a copy of your unofficial transcripts while completing the application.

IMPORTANT: The initial admission review is based on your self-reported information, so it is crucial that all course information is inputted accurately. To do so, we advise that you have a copy of your unofficial transcripts while completing the application. If you skip this step, your application may be denied.

As you fill out your application, please select the following options:

  • Select “Undergraduate” as the level of degree you are seeking.
  • After selecting “Undergraduate”, choose the option that best describes you: “Transferring with an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T, AS-T) from a California community college” or “Transferring from a California community college or from another two-year or four-year institution.”
  • If you select “Transferring from a California community college or from another two-year or four-year institution”, select “Greater than or equal to 60 semester or 90 quarter hours (equivalent to Junior or higher)” as your completed credit hours.
  • When you add a program, select “Sociology (Online Degree Program)" under Fullerton Extension.
  • You will receive a confirmation email after successfully submitting your online application.

If you are an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) applicant: You will receive the message below. Please select “Continue Submission.” You are eligible to apply to BA Sociology online degree completion program if you are completing or have earned an ADT from a community college. You will need to obtain verification of your ADT from your community college and submit it to us after applying.

ADT applicant message

Step 3: Submit official transcripts

After you have completed your Cal State Apply application, submit your official transcripts with final grades and any official AP scores from all institutions you have attended. Please submit a hard copy of these documents directly to the Office of Admissions:

California State University, Fullerton
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6900
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

After you Apply

Step 4: Log in to your Student Portal

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with information about how to set up your Student Portal and student email address. Log in to your Student Portal as soon as possible, as you will receive all further admissions instructions through your Student Portal and student email address only.

Step 5: Check your email

You will need to check your email regularly for application status updates, as well as any additional information and instructions.

Step 6: Wait for an admissions decision

After you submit your online application and the Office of Admissions receives your supporting documents, the official review of your application begins. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and processing may take several weeks. The earlier the official transcripts are received, the earlier an admission decision can be made.

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Talk to an Advisor

Have questions about applying? CSUF is now providing transfer services  virtually. Transfer Peer Advisors provide one-on-one transfer information for prospective students seeking to transfer from California community colleges. Offering assistance via email and phone inquiries. Students can schedule a 20 minute virtual transfer appointment via Google Meet. To schedule an appointment, please click on the link below.

Online Advising Center

What’s your next step?

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

Admission Requirements


Interested in what it takes to apply? View a list of admissions requirements for the program.