Community Studies

Pursue or advance in a career involving helping your community.

WSCUC Accredited

We hold the same regional accreditation as CSU’s, UC’s, and other private universities.

Transfer Friendly

All previous college coursework is evaluated for transfer toward your degree.

Nonprofit University

We are focused on improving the student’s experience and increasing student success.


Approved for Veterans

We proudly serve U.S. military Veterans and are approved for Veteran Training.

Understand the difference you can make in the local community and find your place in society.

Our Community Studies Program is a course of study based in the field of sociology and behavioral sciences yet focused on the topic of community and its place in modern American society. Students in the program have the opportunity to chose areas of emphasis such as business, law, criminology, or education, indicating their field of choice upon graduation while preferring a major that allows a broad range of study and freedom of individual growth.

Students are encouraged to connect their degree plans to their area of employment or a possible graduate program. At its heart the Community Studies Program is liberal in its emphasis on a well-rounded set of courses that educate the mind without a prescribed approach.

Program Available

Online/Virtually, On-Ground, and Hybrid

Academic Year

Four Quarters Per Year

Term Length

11-Week Quarters

Accepting New Students

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


Discover what sets our program apart.


A small, focused group of students major in Community Studies. This allows students to form close connections with each other as well as with the program coordinator.

Behavioral Science

Heavily based on the study of the behavioral sciences, this major allows you to work in sociology, social work, or psychology, or continue on to graduate work.

Community Connection

Students are encouraged to practice and connect their own area of study to the local community.

Social Relevance

Community Studies provides a basis for understanding everything going on around you. 

Our courses are taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Specialized CS Courses Available

Courses Required for Degree

Your future career.

Your options with a Community Studies degree are vast. Our graduates have ventured into a variety of fields that range from public service to nonprofit work.

Consider any of these careers:

Youth Counselor

Outreach Worker

Advisor for Foster Youth

Urgent Care Assistant

Nonprofit Case Worker

Education Pathways

Explore the many ways you can follow your passion.

Our education programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance as leaders and practitioners in education. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that help you pursue your educational goals and personal interests.

Associate Degrees

Our associate programs will give you a solid foundation within the field of education and general education.

Bachelor Degrees

Our bachelor programs build upon students’ knowledge and develops a well-rounded set of skills needed to pursue career opportunities.

Credential & Master Degrees

Improve earning potential and professional advancement with a credential and/or master’s degree.

Our professors are invested in your education.

When you arrive to class, whether it is in a classroom or through your computer, you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies.

Obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

Let us help you find financial assistance options to help you pursue your higher education. We guide students through the financial aid process, requirements, and eligibility. We make ourselves available by phone, in person, by Zoom, or by email.

To begin the process, complete the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212