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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.

  • Early Childhood Education AS-T
  • Health Information Technology – AS
  • History – AA-T
  • History AA-T  and Political Science AA-T Double Majli
  • Philosophy AA-T
  • Political Science AA-T
  • Psychology AA-T
  • Sociology AA-T

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 InterestedChild Development. 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 Interestedin a Health Information Technology AS. 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 Interestedin a History AA-T. 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 Interestedin a History and Political Science Double Major – Associate in Arts for Transfer. 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 Interestedin a Philosophy AA-T. 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)

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Bakersfield College Online Learning

If you are working full-time or part-time, an online degree may provide the flexibility you need to complete your program of study. Busy students may also choose to take one or two online classes as part of their degree program. Find out what online learning options are available for your major at Bakersfield College.

On this page you will find:

  • Online Student Breakdown
  • Combined Student Totals
  • Undergraduate Degree Seekers
  • Undergraduate Non-Degree Seekers

Is Bakersfield College a Good Match for You?

How Many Students Participate in Online Learning at Bakersfield College?

5,736UNDERGRAD DEGREE SEEKERS573UNDERGRAD NON-SEEKERSIn the 2017-2018 academic year, 6,309 students took at least one online class at Bakersfield College. Of these students, 5,736 were seeking an undergraduate degree and 573 were undergraduates who were not enrolled in a degree program (non-seekers)

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All Online Students at Bakersfield College

6,309TOOK AT LEAST ONE ONLINE CLASS1,875TOOK ALL CLASSES ONLINE0.27%OUT OF STATE STUDENTSOf the 24,589 students at Bakersfield College, 25.66% (6,309) took at least one class online. About 7.63% (1,875) took all of their courses online. Those students who took classes exclusively online were from the following places:

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The table below shows the total number of online students at Bakersfield College for the last five years.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online
2017-20186,3091,875
2016-20174,9041,567
2015-20164,4361,333
2014-20153,7711,278
2013-20142,842947
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Online Undergraduate Degree Seekers at Bakersfield College

5,736TOOK AT LEAST ONE ONLINE CLASS1,537TOOK ALL CLASSES ONLINE0.26%OUT OF STATE STUDENTSIn 2017-2018, 19,178 undergraduate students attended Bakersfield College. Of these students 29.91% (5,736) took at least one class online. 8.01% (1,537) of undergraduate degree seekers took classes exclusively online. Those who took all of their classes online were from the following places:

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The table below shows the total number of online undergraduate degree students at Bakersfield College for the last five years.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online
2017-20185,7361,537
2016-20174,3461,204
2015-20164,0261,095
2014-20153,350986
2013-20142,556752

Online Undergraduate Non-Degree Seekers at Bakersfield College

573TOOK AT LEAST ONE ONLINE CLASS338TOOK ALL CLASSES ONLINE0.30%OUT OF STATE STUDENTSOf the 5,411 undergraduate non-seekers at Bakersfield College, 10.59% (573) took at least one class online. About 6.25% (338) took all of their courses online. Those non-seekers who took classes exclusively online were from the following places:

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