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.


Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(ADN to BSN) Collaborative


The ADN to BSN Collaborative program is designed to advance the associate degree RN to the next level in the profession, preparing BSN nurses for professional leadership roles in society. 

The program provides a seamless transition for students who want to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing and then continue to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education and School of Nursing have partnered with the following community colleges to develop and deliver this innovative program:

Bachelor's Bachelor's DegreeOnline

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, online format allows students to complete their degree while juggling family and work. 

You will gain a well-rounded education in many topics, such as art, communication, design, language, history, music, philosophy, theater and dance.

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.

Bachelor's Bachelor's DegreeOnline3 years

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development
Concentration in Early Development , Care and Education


This degree completion program leads to Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development (CHAD) with the concentration in Early Development, Care and Education. Participants are also eligible for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) permit as they work toward the credential. The State of California invested billions of dollars in ECE, creating many employment opportunities in public and private schools and preschools.

Student Success Story

Kerstin Morell
Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

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, Career and Technical Studies is designed specifically for working adults, so you can take classes while still balancing all of life’s other responsibilities. This program also gives you the opportunity to earn college credit after an assessment of 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 Career and Technical Studies degree? 

After completing the program, most students continue to work in their current field. However, 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. 

Information Sessions

Please join us at one of our Curriculum & Instruction information session to learn about the BSCTS program.

When: Thursday, May 2, 2024  from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom

Meeting ID: 844 3057 2215

Passcode: 430132

“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 

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. For the past 15+ years, 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.