Program Overview

California Baptist University offers a Bachelor of Arts completion degree in Sociology, in which students are encouraged to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. The curriculum has a holistic approach; students develop strong moral character while developing a strong background in various topics of sociology. Christian perspectives are integrated into the coursework, which helps students develop a deeper understanding of how their values and faith relate to sociology. Students cultivate skills in strategy, innovative problem-solving, and critical thinking, which is extremely useful in sociology. The curriculum is rigorous and challenging, which prepares students for the competitive workforce today.

This program prepares students for careers in the social service industry or for further education opportunities in graduate school. Additionally, the program is structured around a traditional emphasis of institutions, collective behavior and the socialization process. The sociology courses encompass a variety of behavioral science topics, which helps maximize their knowledge. Some of the topics include: social theory, social problems, deviant behavior, race & ethnicity, and marriage & family.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 124 credits are required, including transfer credits. 24 transferrable units preferred or High School Diploma/Equivalent. 2.0 GPA or above.

    School Overview

    California Baptist University, founded in 1950, stands on 130 plus acres in Riverside, California, and continues to promote a "Christ-centered educational experience" based on founding principles. By the 1980s, the school began conferring graduate students. Today, the private, not-for-profit four-year CBU offers undergraduate majors and concentrations, along with graduate programs.

    Students enrolling in degrees through CBU Online and Professional Studies will find necessary support mechanisms in place. Asynchronous assignments for online classes can be accessed 24/7 and professional faculty communicate with students in engaging environments delivered via platforms.


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