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Online Degree Programs

Programs can be completed almost entirely online!

Now it is possible to complete most of your degree at Bakersfield College, from the comfort of your own home or office.*  With Bakersfield College's online degree programs, you can have the flexibility you need to continue your education.

* Some general education classes are only offered as hybrid, or on-campus classes.  See the general education availability below for details.


Online Degree Programs:

These degree programs at Bakersfield College can be completed entirely, or almost entirely online.  For more details, click the link.


You can also complete your General Education requirements online.

Find out more about online classes for general education.


Early Childhood Education - Associate in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is designed to train students to work in a variety of early childhood settings. The two-year program primarily serves students desiring an early childhood background, supervised student teaching experience andfulfillment of academic requirements for a Child Development Teacher Permit. Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer. This degree prepares students for seamless transfer to a CSU.

Sample Education Plan:

Semester 1:
  • CHDV B20 (3)
  • CHDV B36 (3)
Semester 2:
  • CHDV B49 (3)
  • CHDV B32 (3)
  • CHDV B42 (3)
  • CHDV B21 (3)
Semester 3:
  • CHDV B41 (3)
Semester 4:
  • CHDV B22 (3)

I'm Interested. What's the Next Step?


Health Information Technology - Associate in Science

The Associate of Science in Health Information Technology program prepares students for a career working with health information in a variety of healthcare settings in diverse roles. Health Information Technology professionals perform the essential functions of acquiring, analyzing, maintaining and securing health information vital to providing quality patient care. Health Information Technology graduates are employed in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, ambulatory care facilities, long term care facilities, home health agencies, consulting firms, and any organization that uses patient data or health information, such as pharmaceutical companies, law and insurance firms, and health product vendors.

Sample Education Plan:

Semester 1:
  • MEDS B60 (3)
  • COMP B5 (3)
Semester 2:
  • HEIT B21 (4)
  • HEIT B22 (3)
  • HEIT B23 (3)
Semester 3:
  • HEIT B10 (3)
  • HEIT B11 (3)
  • HEIT B12 (3)
  • HEIT B13 (3)
Semester 4:
  • HEIT B24 (3)
  • HEIT B25 (3)
  • HEIT B26 (3)
  • HEIT B30 (3)

I'm Interested. What's the Next Step?


History - Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree is designed to provide students a clear transfer pathway to the CSU history major and completion of the history baccalaureate degree, to grant guaranteed admission to a CSU to a similar major, with junior standing, and the ability to complete their remaining requirements within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.

Historians analyze the events and processes of the past, both to gain more understanding of human nature, in any place and at any time, and to explain the distinctive dynamics of particular societies, usually in regional and chronological contexts. Historical study is an important part of the liberal arts program and the development of critical thinking skills.

Sample Education Plan:

Semester 1:
  • HIST B25 or B30B (3)
Semester 2:
  • HIST B17a (3)
  • POLS B1 (3)
Semester 3:
  • HIST B1 (3)
  • HIST B17B (3)
  • HIST B25 or B30B (3)
Semester 4:
  • HIST B2
  • HIST B18 or ECON B2

I'm Interested. What's the Next Step?


History and Political Science Double Major - Associate in Arts for Transfer

Sample Education Plan:

Semester 1:
  • HIST B25(3) or B30b (3)
Semester 2:
  • HIST B17A (3)
  • POLS B1 (3)
Semester 3:
  • HIST B17B (3)
  • HIST B1 (3)
  • POLS B2 (3)
Semester 4:
  • HIST B2 (3)
  • HIST B18 (3)or ECON B2
  • POLS B3 (3)

I'm Interested. What's the Next Step?


Philosophy - Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer degree is designed to provide students a clear transfer pathway to the CSU philosophy major and completion of the philosophy baccalaureate degree, to grant guaranteed admission to a CSU to a similar major, with junior standing, and the ability to complete their remaining requirements within 60 semester or 90 quarter units. Philosophy has always been and continues to be one of the strongest traditional liberal arts majors in higher education. Some students major in Philosophy as a precursor to graduate work and academic careers, teaching and conducting research in Philosophy and Education. The emphasis on critical thinking, theories of knowledge, value and reality, truth, rational argument and proof make Philosophy an excellent pre-professional undergraduate major (e.g., for law, theology, medicine, business, computer science) or minor (e.g., for the natural, physical and social science and humanities majors).

Sample Education Plan:

Semester 1:
  • PHIL B6A (3)
  • PHIL B18 (3)
Semester 2:
  • PHIL B7 (3)
  • HIST 4A or 4B (3)
  • HIST B18 (3)
  • MATH B22 or PSYC B5 (4)
Semester 3:
  • PHIL B9 (3)
  • POLS B1 (3)
Semester 4:
  • Electives

I'm Interested. What's the Next Step?


Political Science - Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree is designed for students interested in gaining an understanding of the structure and functions in governments. This degree provides a foundation for further study for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in political science. Successful completion of the Associate in Arts in Political Science for Transfer degree guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University (but not to a particular campus) to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Political Science. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university and transfer requirements. This degree eliminates the additional Bakersfield College graduation requirements.

Sample Education Plan:

Semester 1:
  • POLS B1 (3)
  • MATH B22 (4)
Semester 2:
  • POLS B2 (3)
  • HIST B18 (3)
Semester 3:
  • POLS B3 (3)
Semester 4:
  • ECON B2 (3)

I'm Interested. What's the Next Step?


Psychology - Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer is intended for those transfer-directed students who plan to complete an Associate of Arts in Psychology because it guarantees admission to the CSU system (but not to a particular campus or major). In order to earn the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework which includes the CSU General Education or IGETC requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Sample Education Plan:

Semester 1:
  • PSYC B1A (3)
Semester 2:
  • PSYC B40 (3)
  • PSYC B1B (3)
Semester 3:
  • PSYC B5 or MATH B22 (4)
  • PSYC B33 (3)
Semester 4:
  • PSYC B6 (4)

I'm Interested. What's the Next Step?


Sociology - Associate in Arts for Transfer

Sociology is the study of groups, institutions, social relationships, and social problems in contemporary society. The sociology major prepares the student for careers in law, social work, human services, urban development, law enforcement agencies, public service, counseling, mental health, teaching, and community service. Students will be prepared for a baccalaureate degree in Sociology or a similar degree.

Sample Education Plan:

Semester 1:
  • PSYC B5 (4)
Semester 2:
  • SOCI B2 (3)
  • SOCI B28 (3)
Semester 3:
  • PSYC B6 (4)
  • SOCI B45 (3)
Semester 4:
  • SOCI B1 (3)

I'm Interested. What's the Next Step?


Online Classes for General Education

In addition to completing your major requirements online, students can complete almost all of their General Education requirements online. Our list of online GE courses is growing every semester to help you finish your degree!

*= hybrid only

Area A: Take 3 units in A1, three units in A2, three units in A3.

  • Area A.1 COMM B1 (3) *
  • Area A.2 ENGL B1a (3)
  • Area A.3 ENGL B1b (3)
    PHIL B7 (3)
    PHIL B9 (3)

Area B: At least one course in each Area B1, B2, B4.  One lab activity is required.

  • Area B.1. ASTR B1 (3)
  • Area B.2. ANTH B1 (3)
    PSYC B1b (3)
  • Area B.4. MATH B1a (4)
    MATH B22 (4)
    PSYC B5 (4)

Area C: At least one course from Area C1 and C2.

  • Area C.1. ART B1 (3)
  • Area C.2. ENGL B1b (3)
    HIST B1 (3)
    HIST B2 (3)
    HIST B18 (3)
    PHIL B6a (3)
    PHIL B9 (3)
    SPAN B1
    SPAN B36*

AREA D: Take three courses in at least two different subject areas.

  • Area D.1. ANTH B2 (3)
  • Area D.2. ECON B1 (3)
    ECON B2 (3)
  • Area D.3. HIST B30a (3)
  • Area D.4. HIST B25 (3)
  • Area D.6. HIST B1 (3)
    HIST B2 (3)
    HIST B17a (3)
    HIST B17b (3)
    HIST B18 (3)
    HIST B25 (3)
    HIST B30a (3)
  • Area D.7. AGRI B1 (3)
    CHDV B21 (3)
    CHDV B42 (3)
    PSYC 40 (3)
  • Area D.8. POLS B1 (3)
    POLS B2 (3)
  • Area D.9. PSYC B1a (3)
    PSYC B6 (4)
    PSYC B33 (3)
    PSYC B40 (3)
  • Area D.10. SOCI B1 (3)

Area E: Take three units.

  • CHDV B21 (3)
  • CHDV B42 (3)
  • HLED B1 (3)
  • NUTR B10 (3)
  • PSYC B1a (3)
  • PSYC B33 (3)
  • PSYC B40 (3)
  • STDV B6 (3)

CSU US History, Constitution and American Ideals Certification:Take six units from one combination.

  • POLS B1 (3) and
  • HIST B17a (3) or
  • HIST B30a (3)

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  • HIST B17a (3) and
  • POLS B1 (3) or
  • HIST B18 (3)
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