Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
California State University-Chico

Program Details

The flexible online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University-Chico may be ideal for busy professional students seeking an education to pursue advanced career options or to fulfill personal aspirations. Students will partake in the same program as students at the physical campus location, learning the essentials necessary for entry-level positions in a multitude of career fields. 

The study of sociology introduces students to the systematic analysis of group life, social change, and the social causes behind human behavior. This program blends courses covering broad and diverse dynamics of social life with the scientific perspectives of gender, sexuality, crime, cults, family patterns, race and ethnicity, wealth and inequality, popular culture, aging, and the environment. 

Professional sociologists can use the basic curriculum when pursuing careers that investigate the structure of groups, organizations and societies. The program will allow graduates to confidently gain positions as: social researchers, social welfare analysts, public administrative professionals, political positions, law professionals, human resources, counseling, and much more. Sociology graduates are traditionally well-rounded individuals who can knowledgeably contribute to contemporary society, solving issues and creating plans of action using enhanced writing and research skills.


This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 semester credits are required, including transfer credits. Requires transfer of 60+ semester (90 quarter) units. 2.0 GPA or above and in good standing at the last college attended.

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission