Online degree programs at Cal State East Bay are surprisingly achievable and especially convenient for busy working adults. Our fast, flexible quarter system makes it possible to earn your online degree at your own pace. You can even accelerate your degree progress by attending classes year-round. You’ll enjoy a personal, student-centered learning experience, with professors who are experts in their fields.
As a quarter-system campus, the majority of online courses are 11 weeks in length. (Refer to the course listing for accelerated courses, which offer a shorter schedule.) Bachelor’s degree completion programs and master’s degree programs can be completed in two years if you are a full-time student and have already completed any prerequisite courses. To graduate in a timeframe that works for you, check with the academic department offering your program to determine your optimal course schedule.
Advantages of an online education include:
The amount of time required to complete online coursework depends on the number of units per course. Allow approximately 3 hours of work per unit on any given week. For example, if a course is worth 4 units, you should dedicate at least 12 hours per week to your studies.
Students who have taken online courses recommend the following: