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Accomplish Your Goals in a Supportive, Faith-Led Virtual Environment

California Baptist University emphasizes the importance of uplifting others across the globe — through our Christ-rooted degree program offerings. CBU Online Education reflects our mission to make higher education more accessible. Pursue your degree and strengthen your faith through the guidance of our esteemed on-campus faculty wherever you happen to be or however far along you are in your personal journey.

Deepen your sense of self and connect with your God-glorifying purpose in over 40 accredited undergraduate and graduate programs based around market trends. Programs utilize a mix of online-only or hybrid learning and an accelerated format, and we support your endeavor through tutoring, online academic and career support and a One-Stop Student Service Advisor.

Whether you aim to complete your bachelor’s degree or amplify your professional impact, learn more about what CBU Online Education offers before taking the next step.

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Classes begin September 2, 2024




You may have already started college — either at a community college or a four-year school. You might have completed an associate's degree, or you opted to join the workforce. Yet, you haven’t let earning a bachelor’s degree out of your sight. Our supportive Christian community embraces your drive and motivation and is here to guide you toward this goal and your career aspirations.

We support you every step of the way with our one-stop model, which ensures that each new student has a personal admissions counselor to walk you through everything from applying to navigating financial aid to enrolling in your first set of classes and everything in between. CBU’s online bachelor’s programs have rolling admission with sessions starting every 8 weeks so you can start when it works best for you.

Transferring Credits

CBU’s online bachelor’s degrees are very transfer friendly with over 91% of new students bringing in transferable units. If you have credits to transfer, you’ll work with your personal admissions counselor to get this process started. 

You’ve been in the workforce for a number of years. Yet, you never stop learning. For business, education, psychology and other professional fields, CBU Online lights the path forward through key master’s, doctoral and credentialing programs that help you access the next level of your career.

CBU Online Education has rolling admissions for our master’s and doctoral degree programs. Review all program-specific requirements before starting your application.

CBU has been named a Military Friendly school with a Silver designation. Our online degree programs accommodate the schedules and demands of current military members, veterans and their families. As a Yellow Ribbon institution, we also let you apply multiple types of military benefits toward your degree, including Tuition Assistance (TA) and the GI Bill. Learn more about utilizing your benefits.

In guiding you toward your purpose, CBU Online grants over $6 million in scholarships each year. This is paired with a competitive, per-credit tuition rate that matches the flexible structure of our online degree programs. Both undergraduate and graduate online students are additionally eligible for other forms of financial assistance.

Learn more about the cost of attendance.

Learn more about scholarships and other forms of financial aid available to CBU Online students.

Victoria Guerrero

One of the best things about the online marketing program at CBU was the flexibility involved in advancing in the material and learning at my own pace. I was able to learn the key terms involved in marketing and how to utilize them and intertwine them with real-world brands. Moreover, the online marketing program at CBU instilled in me how one can honor and glorify God through their work as a marketer.

Victoria Guerrero

Marketing, B.A. (Online)

Michael Gonzalez

The CBU kinesiology program allows the student to focus on the essentials of movement anatomy, physiology, and the psychological aspects of sports. Though this provides the student with the mastery required to hit the work field running, the best part about CBU’s kinesiology program is the integrated faith.

Michael Gonzalez

Kinesiology, B.S. (Online)

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