Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Letters

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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, hybrid format allows students to complete their degree while juggling family and work, with courses offered online and on-campus.

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

The Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Letters is a self-supported degree completion pilot program administered by the College of Continuing Education for the College of Arts and Letters. 


  • Flexible hybrid format designed for working adults and nontraditional students
  • Intellectually stimulating, high-quality curriculum
  • Degree offers a ladder to career development and promotion
  • Finish your degree in as few as two semesters!


The Arts & Letters major contains 36 units, including the core courses (12 units offered online) and major requirements (24 units).

Core courses will be cohort-based for incoming students, and will be offered in pairings of two courses per semester.

Students will work closely with program advisors to ensure satisfactory completion of all university-wide general education and graduation requirements. At least 120 units are required for graduation, with 12 units in residence at Sacramento State.


  • Adults who want to finish their degree and graduate
  • Those who haven’t been enrolled at a university for over one year

This major is only open to former Sacramento State students majoring in an Arts & Letters degree who left the university with at least 84 units, including all lower-division general education and graduation requirements. Students currently enrolled will not be eligible.

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New degree completion program launched

New degree completion program launched

As Sacramento State works to improve graduation rates, the University has launched a new degree completion program designed for students who had to leave college just short of graduation.

Course Listing

Arts & Letters Required Courses