BA in Sociology

California State University, Fullerton

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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 activities.

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), making it 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

You can use ASSIST to find out whether your units will transfer to the program. ASSIST provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California. If you have taken related coursework somewhere other than CSUF, a course evaluation may be recommended during the application process.

Online Learning

Because this program includes the same classes and is taught by the same instructors as its on-campus counterparts, your experience will be similar to that of an on-campus student (with the added convenience of learning online). However, 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 the necessary equipment and software to learn online successfully, please see our technical requirements.

Like on-campus classes, each online course is structured differently depending on the instructor. Generally, instructors teach courses through discussion boards, pre-recorded video lectures and PowerPoint presentations.

You will take all of your exams online through Titanium, Cal State Fullerton’s online learning system. You are not required to come to campus for exams.

What’s your next step?

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Book Advising


Our program advisors are 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.