Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs


Hybrid Saturday BA Degree Completion Program at SSU

Designed for the Working Adult, featuring monthly Saturday meetings and weekly online seminars

The Hybrid Saturday Liberal Studies Degree Completion Program offers an alternative route to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies for working adults who have completed lower-division coursework and whose schedules do not permit them to attend regular campus classes. Instruction is organized around one full Saturday seminar per month on campus, combined with weekly online seminars and ongoing reading and writing assignments.

This innovative program provides a pathway to a Liberal Studies B.A. through student-centered learning. The curriculum is designed around the Hutchins pedagogy, which emphasizes dialogue in seminars and online discussions, and project-based activities within a cohort of students who learn together in four, semester-long transdisciplinary courses taken over two years.

B.A. Liberal Studies @ Napa Valley and Solano


The B.A. Liberal Studies degree program provides a wide variety of courses in the social and behavioral sciences, arts, humanities, science, and technology. Courses taught by SSU faculty are scheduled evenings and weekends at Napa Valley College and at the Solano Community College, Vallejo Center for students with work, family or other commitments that do not allow them to join traditional programs on our main campus. Applicants must have completed standard CSU transfer requirements, including a Laboratory science.

Complete Your Degree through SSU with Classes Near You

The Napa Valley/Solano Liberal Studies B.A. Program is excellent preparation for students interested in careers in teaching, the legal profession, social services, nonprofit organizations, or business, as well as graduate work in the social sciences and the humanities. More than just a convenient way to check off the list of degree requirements, the Liberal Studies degree completion program is a supportive and transformative learning community, where students are challenged intellectually as they encounter the full range of human knowledge. The program is offered by the SSU School of Social Sciences. in partnership with SEIE.

Coming Soon! Partnership with College of Marin!


Watch this space!

A partnership between the School of Extended Education at Sonoma State University and the College of Marin is in the final stages of approval. We are looking forward to providing transfer students the convenience of completing an SSU degree or certificate program at the College of Marin.

Business Administration Degree Completion Program @ College of Marin

The first program we are considering is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. This cohort-based program will provide a pathway for students to earn a B.S. in Business Administration through courses taught by SSU faculty, scheduled evenings and weekends on the Kentfield campus of the College of Marin. The program will be designed specifically for students with work, family or other commitments who are not able to join traditional business programs on our main campus.

Invitation to Attend a Focus Group Meeting

Focus group meetings are scheduled on the College of Marin Kentfield campus to discuss the Business Degree Completion Program design and to gather information from prospective students about their preferred areas of concentration. Meeting announcements are posted on the COM website and around campus, and on the SEIE Information Meetings page. Interested students may also e-mail Beth Warner to be placed on a list to receive updates.

Transfer Requirements

Applicants will need to complete both CSU transfer requirements and the specific SSU Pre-Business requirements outlined below. These include a set of preparatory courses and a set of lower-division Business core courses which are offered at College of Marin as part of their AA-Transfer degree in Business Administration. Courses can be in progress at the time of application but must be completed by the end of the Spring term prior to enrollment.

Preparatory courses:

  • GE Area A
  • ECON 204 Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
  • ECON 205 Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
  • MATH 131 Introduction to Finite Mathematics or MATH 161 Calculus (4)

Lower division core courses currently include:

  • BUS 211 Business Statistics (4), or MATH 165 Elementary Statistics (4), or ECON 217 Statistics for Economics and Business (4)
  • BUS 225 Legal Environment of Business (4)
  • BUS 230A Financial Accounting (4)
  • BUS 230B Managerial Accounting (4)
  • CIS 101 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3)

Other Sonoma State University Programs

Students looking to complete their Bachelor's degrees may wish to transfer to campus-based programs at Sonoma State University Please follow the links below for further information about your options: