Our Bachelor of Arts degree completion programs in Psychology and Liberal Arts offer an engaged and rigorous academic experience while keeping the whole person at their core. As a result, students become better thinkers, writers and citizens. It is education that acknowledges the complexities and varied relationships students will (and do) face in their lives. Sofia’s undergraduate degrees provide the analytic, technological and human tools to work with information across and among disciplines. Our BA completion programs ask that you do more than simply learn; they ask you to engage the world in which you live.
The Sofia University Difference:
Sofia’s Bachelor of Arts Completion programs invite students to consider a soulful alternative to higher education. Our programs challenge students to engage the world in which they live; take themselves both seriously and playfully; and finally to care about how they walk in the world.
The BA in Psychology:
Our degree in psychology is transpersonal in orientation, and transformative in nature. Transpersonal psychology is a full-spectrum psychology that studies a continuum of human experience and behavior ranging from severe dysfunction, mental and emotional illness at one end, to what is generally considered “normal”, healthy behavior at the other end and various degrees of normal and maladjustment in between – and then goes beyond that by adding a serious interest in the imminent and transcendent dimensions of human experience: exceptional human functioning, experiences, performances and achievements, true genius, the nature and meaning of deep religious and mystical experiences, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and how we might foster the fulfillment of our highest potentials as human beings.
Transpersonal psychologists work across disciplines and draw on insights from not only the various areas of psychology, but also the sciences of cognition, consciousness, and the paranormal; philosophy; social and cultural theory; integral health theories and practices; poetry, literature, and the arts; and, the world’s spiritual and wisdom traditions.
The BA in Liberal Arts:
Our degree in the Liberal Arts is more than interdisciplinary, it is truly transdisciplinary; students work across disciplines in the arts, social sciences to integrate both knowledge and methods. We provide an educational experience based in the core skills of critical thinking, writing/communications and analysis. Our program is inquiry based with co-creation of knowledge as the axis of our learning environment. We believe that to be profoundly curious is to be crackling with vitality and joy. And we also believe that we must be committed to joy as a fundamental element of inquiry, as the underlying heart that moves the blood through the body of inquiry. We need the power of love and joy to radiate through the practices we engage, and until and unless that is the case we are lost.
Students who graduate with our BA in Psychology or Liberal Arts are prepared to:
• Continue to graduate education
• Work well in collaborative and diverse environments
• Communicate effectively through writing, speaking and online channels
• Analyze and critically engage data from a wide range of perspectives
Work immediately in fields such as:
• Case management in social services/community based service
• Family counseling
• Human resources/ employment counseling
• Public relations
Take advantage of our rolling admissions and enrollment options and start during any quarter.
Tuition: Estimated total cost of tuition for the degree: $42,720.00
Contact: Shanna.Houser@sofia.edu or 650-493-4430 ext. 272
Is Sofia accredited?
Sofia University received initial accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), in 1998. In 2015, the university received re-approval of our accreditation for 7 years.
Do students have time to work/have jobs also?
Yes. Our online format attracts self-motivated students who are able to manage their flexible course load with full or part-time occupations.
How much time per week on average do students spend on assignments?
It will vary, but you need to be comfortable with twenty hours a week.
What if I don’t have the credits necessary to transfer?
Sofia University grants unit credit to those students who pass the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations in certain subjects that have been approved for credit. Students may transfer in up to 45 quarter units of CLEP earned credits as described below. For information about taking CLEP exams see https://clep.collegeboard.org/overview/collegecredit.
What academic support do I have as a student?/What other support is there?
You will have both faculty support and Sofia support from our student services office.
When does the program start?
We have Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer start dates.