Sociology, B.A. (Online)

CBU's online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree program prepares sociology students to be well rounded and well versed in the key principles of today's dynamic society and its social issues.

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Program Intro

Understand the big picture of society. Courses in CBU's online B.A. in Sociology degree program cover a full gamut of key behavioral science topics, including race, gender, marriage, health, social movements and deviant behavior.

50 Units

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16 Months to Completion

*Based on a full-time course load and prior completion of general education and elective requirements

$520 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your B.A. in Sociology (Online) at CBU?

Learn to Think Critically About Today's Social Problems

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. 

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain the classical, contemporary, gender and postmodern theoretical frameworks and core concepts of sociology.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of multiple key substantive areas within the field of sociology including marriage and family, social problems, deviant behavior, and group dynamics.
  3. Demonstrate intercultural knowledge and competence including cultural self-awareness, cultural difference, and respectful communication in cross-cultural settings.
  4. Express the concepts and theories in sociology using excellent written and editing skills following style and guideline requirements; combining and synthesizing thoughts and ideas with clarity and fluency.
  5. Express the concepts and theories in sociology using oral presentation skills with clarity, professional demeanor and dress, combining and synthesizing existing ideas to formulate convincing ideas and/or arguments.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical issues in a variety of social contexts including a biblical worldview.
  7. Evaluate several research methodologies including both qualitative and quantitative research designs, the different types of data collection and analysis.

SOC 301: Self and Society

Self and society seeks to answer the process questions concerning the ways and the reasons social forces affect social outcomes, often by affecting the thinking and action of individuals in society.

SOC 338: Group Dynamics and Social Movements

The course addresses the sociological and social psychology dimensions of group behavior, the influences on the socialization of the individual, social interaction and impacts on patterned roles and authority structures.

SOC 381: Social Theory

This course introduces classical and contemporary sociological theories to examine the fundamental forces that influence human interactions in daily living.

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Yvonne Thai, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Program Coordinator for Sociology
Director of Online Education for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Office Phone: 951-343-3984
Office Location: Cottage 21

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

CBU Online has received various awards and has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation - best online bachelor’s degree category by U.S. News & World Report for 7 consecutive years.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.

CBU accepts applications for online enrollment throughout the year, and most online degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.

2024 Online Semester Classes Begin
Spring 2024 - Session 2 March 4
Summer 2024 - Session 1 May 6
Summer 2024 - Session 2 July 1
Fall 2024 - Session 1 September 2
Fall 2024 - Session 2 October 28

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Angelica Mena

The best thing about the program is that students have the opportunity to build relationships with professors who really care about them. I am incredibly thankful for the connections I have made with many of my professors at CBU, especially the ones who continue to maintain a mentorship role in my life.

Angelica Mena

Career Possibilities

  • Social Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Counselor
  • Management Consultant
  • Lawyer

*Some career options may require further education.

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Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!