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Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Online

Program Design

This program is designed for students who wish to teach social science subjects in California’s schools, middle school through high school, OR who wish to build a unique BA in Social Sciences program that suits their interests and professional goals.

For those interested in teaching, in addition to this coursework, students will have to pass 2 California pre-credential exams in order to be admitted into a Teaching Credential Program, post-BA: the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET), which encompasses knowledge and understanding primarily of history, but also economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology and the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) which is comprised of three subtests: basic math, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning a career in teaching.  

For those with interests outside of teaching in multidisciplinary and individualized programs, this program is also designed for students with a varied set of academic and career interests. Students develop skills in areas that are deemed crucial in a wide array of contemporary professions: Globalism, Multiculturalism, and Intercultural Fluency, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Oral and Written Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Professionalism and Work Ethics. 

Program Format

  • The program is 100% online and can be completed from the convenience of your home and your schedule. 
  • A semester will consist of two sessions (session 1 and session 2). Each session is approximately seven weeks long and courses are delivered in an accelerated format. 
  • During the CEGE registration period, eligible students will receive an enrollment request form from the program staff.*  
  • Students are enrolled for the program courses by the Academic Advisor.*
  • Students will follow a student program plan, which is developed by the Academic Advisor. 
  • Total units required for graduation: 120

Concentrations 

A concentration is an area of focus you can choose to study that relates to your college major.  The core discipline in the program is history, as that is the most widely taught social science subject in secondary schools.  Students may choose a second concentration in one of the other five disciplines (listed below). 

  1. Economics
  2. Geography
  3. Political Science
  4. Psychology
  5. Sociology

*Regional accreditation includes: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. 

*Students with a past due balance will have a hold placed on registration and may not be enrolled by the Academic Advisor until the past due balance is paid in full and or the student is placed on an Installment Payment Plan (IPP) and meets the CEGE - Financial Services eligibility requirements for enrollment. 

*The enrollment process is completed by the CEGE Academic Advisor. CEGE online courses (self support) are specifically reserved for the respective students of the program and are not available to CSUSB traditional (stateside)  students.