Degree Completion


Degree Completion
Finish Your Degree at Sacramento State

It’s your time.

Whether you’re ready for a promotion, a career change or the next milestone in your life, finishing your degree can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

We offer a variety of degree completion programs to meet the unique needs of non-traditional students, including one-on-one advising, to make returning to college a reality. Our programs provide the academic quality of a traditional four-year university but are designed to fit your busy schedule, allowing you to balance school with your commitments.

Why choose our degree completion programs?

  • Finish in less time
  • Affordable tuition and financial aid opportunities
  • Personal academic advising
  • Flexible classes held evenings, weekends and online
  • Degrees are awarded by Sacramento State

Why finish your degree?

  • Higher earning potential
  • Career advancement
  • Greater job security and satisfaction
  • Personal satisfaction/sense of accomplishment

Learn more about enhancing your career and life goals with a bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about taking the next steps to complete your degree.

Bachelor's Bachelor's DegreeHybrid

Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Letters


Have you been thinking about finishing your degree, but life got in the way? Sacramento State designed a degree completion program just for you!

The new Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Letters is a multi-disciplinary major that’s relevant to your personal and professional life. The flexible, hybrid format allows students to complete their degree while juggling family and work, with courses offered online and on campus.

Article ArticleSacramento State News

New degree completion program launched

New degree completion program launched

As Sacramento State works to improve graduation rates, the University has launched a new degree completion program designed for students who had to leave college just short of graduation.

Article ArticleThe State Hornet

Sac State College of Continuing Education adds new degree completion program

Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education has partnered with the College of Arts and Letters to provide a new degree completion program for former students who dropped out just short of graduation.

Course Listing

Arts & Letters Required Courses

Arts & Letters Required Courses
Bachelor's Bachelor's DegreeHybrid3 years

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development
Concentration in Educational Context


The Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development (CHAD) – Concentration in Educational Context degree completion program is a long-time collaboration between the College of Education, the College of Continuing Education, and local early child education (ECE) organizations.  

Student Success Story

Kerstin Morell
Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

Kerstin Morell

Obtaining a bachelor’s degree was a long-term goal for Kerstin Morell. In May 2019, she accomplished this goal by receiving her Bachelor of Arts in our Child Development: Early Development, Care and Education degree completion program. 

Course Listing

Child and Adolescent Development Courses

All fees subject to change.

Bachelor's Bachelor's DegreeOnline

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior, cognition and emotion. It is a broad discipline that includes both basic research and the application of research findings to everyday life. 

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a major accomplishment, and Sacramento State’s new online and accelerated degree completion program provides the flexibility, accessibility and affordability to help you finish your degree.

Bachelor's Bachelor's DegreeOnline2 years

Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies


The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies (BSCTS) is designed to prepare individuals with practical, marketable skills to successfully enter new careers or advance in their current fields.

As a 100% online degree completion program, BSCTS is designed specifically for working adults, so you can take classes while still balancing all of life’s other responsibilities. BSCTS also allows you to receive credit for your work experience, so you can apply your real-life skills to your studies and earn your degree faster.  

What can I do with a BSCTS degree?

Most students continue to work in their current field. However, you can do almost anything you want with your degree. A bachelor’s degree is valuable no matter what subject you study, especially a versatile major like Career and Technical Studies. As California faces a shortage of almost a million college-educated workers by 2025, having a degree will open many doors for career opportunities and advancement.

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“The flexibility of the classes allowed me to continue to work and learn skills that were applicable to my job. I was able to apply content I learned in class and the mentorship from instructors directly to my career and my life.” – Jon Wedding, Career and Technical Studies graduate 

Course Listing

Career and Technical Studies Courses

Bachelor's Bachelor's DegreeOnline2 years

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


Sacramento State has been a leader in criminal justice and public safety education in California since the early 1960s. Today, we have expanded access to our quality education in criminal justice through this fully online degree program. 

Students will earn a comprehensive education that includes training essential for careers that help to create a safer community.

This program is offered through a partnership between the  College of Continuing Education and the College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State.

Course Listing

Criminal Justice Courses

The online criminal justice major is a 60 unit program, 12 of which are transferred in as prerequisites and the remaining 48 in the major are taken online in this program. 

All fees subject to change.