Bachelor of Arts In Sociology

California Baptist University's division of Online and Professional Studies gives you the opportunity to study sociology online. Reach your professional goals and earn your sociology degree now.

Yvonne Thai, Ph.D.
Yvonne Thai, Ph.D., Faculty Lead

Tailored for the working adult, the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree-completion program from California Baptist University prepares students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop professionally and personally. A widely recognized and respected degree within and beyond the region’s sociology community, CBU’s B.A. in Sociology competitively positions individuals to advance in their existing careers, transition to new ones, and reach their professional goals.

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of society which utilizes scientific research methodology to develop knowledge of human social activity. The program emphasizes the study of large-scale institutional structures, collective behavior, social problems, and the dynamics of social interaction. The program provides the core foundation for understanding the social structure and its patterns. A degree in sociology prepares graduates for entry into the world of business, industry, government, non-profit, and social services. The sociological perspective is critical for working in today’s highly diverse labor market.

Relevant and well-rounded curriculum

The B.A. in Sociology degree-completion program offers working adults the opportunity to develop their acumen through advanced behavior science courses, with minimal prerequisite requirements and no time limits on transferable units.

  • Designed to prepare sociology students to be well rounded  and well-versed in the key principles of today's dynamic society
  • Sociology courses cover a full gamut of key behavioral science topics
  • Build skills in strategy, innovative problem-solving, and critical thinking relevant to today’s social work environment
  • Dynamic forums for discussion and interaction
  • Rigorous curriculum prepare students to be competitive in the workforce
  • Program connects aspiring professionals with successful professionals, mentors, and accomplished faculty
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited

Finish what you started

CBU's B.A. in Sociology is a specially designed degree for working adults who are looking to finish what they've already started. An accelerated degree program which can be completed in as little as 16 months, the B.A. in Sociology is aimed to be helpful for students who desire to earn their degree while working. A degree in Sociology from CBU's Online and Professional Studies allows students to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. With courses offered in online form, hybrid form, and completely in-person, students have the opportunity to complete their coursework around their own schedule. The accelerated sociology degree offered through CBU OPS provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate degree-completion.

Professors with working knowledge

Dynamic forums for discussion and interaction, online business courses through CBU’s B.A. in Sociology degree-completion program connect aspiring professionals and accomplished faculty. CBU's faculty consists of quality professors who help to make sure that earning your degree online is an enriching and enjoyable experience.  As successful professionals, mentors, as well as instructors, professors bring practical, applicable working knowledge into the classroom, and into the hands of students. 

Purposeful Education

In keeping with CBU’s Christian-based mission, the B.A. in Sociology distance learning degree program integrates faith into coursework as it applies to developing professionals with strong work ethics and moral character, who are prepared to find and fulfill their purpose — professionally as well as personally.

What are CBU's admissions requirements?
  • 24 transferrable units preferred
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Speak with an Admissions Counselor to discuss options at 951.343.3900 or cbuonline@calbaptist.edu
How much will my education at CBU cost?
  • Approximately 51 units to graduate depending on transferred units
  • Costs vary depending on the number of units transferred
  • Per unit cost is $511
How can I afford to go to CBU?
  • Financial assistance is available
  • The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125
Contact Admissions

Phone: 951.343.3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Arts In Sociology Major Program (51 units)

Prerequisites To Program

Composition
Intermediate Composition
Intermediate Algebra OR MAT 144 Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Sociology

Methodology Requirements (17 units)

Foundational Skills in Behavioral Sciences I
Foundational Skills in Behavioral Sciences II
Epistemology and Worldview
Statistical Techniques in Behavioral Science with SPSS
Methods of Research with SPSS

Upper Division Requirements (27 units)

Marriage and Family
Social Problems
Deviant Behavior
Group Dynamics and Social Movements
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Aging
Social Stratification
Social Theory

Additional Program Courses (7 units)

Overview of the Bible
Foundations of Christian Thought

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $14,403   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Employer Tuition Reimbursement**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$14,403   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $9,777   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Scholarship and Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Scholarship and Loan Recipient

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Disablity Scholarship**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$9,777   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $18,885   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Grant and Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Pell, Cal Grant & Stafford Loan Recipient

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$5,645   Pell Grant (maximum estimate)**
$9,084   Cal Grant A (maximum estimate)**
$5,500   Stafford Loan***

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$18,750   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes Independent Student, Junior grade level)

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