Earn a Sonoma State Degree at College of Marin


Choose between two great degree options. Sonoma State's B.S in Business Administration, Management, and the B.A in Liberal Studies


B.S. in Business Administration, Management concentration

Sonoma State University, via the Schools of Business and Economics and Extended & International Education, provides a pathway for students to earn a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management at the College of Marin.

Courses are taught by SSU faculty and are conveniently offered on weekday evenings and Saturdays at the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses of College of Marin. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is designed specifically for students with work, family or other commitments who are not able to join traditional Business degree programs on the main SSU campus in Rohnert Park.

The total program offered at the College of Marin Kentfield Campus consists of 57 units: 48 in the major plus 9 units of upper-division general education. The program is designed to be completed in two years at 12 units per semester if a student has 60 units at transfer, has completed all lower-division GE and is able to take Summer/Winter Intersession. The actual time to completion depends on many factors; advising will be available before and during the program to develop individual completion plans. Part-time students taking 8 units per semester will take about three years to finish their requirements.

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B.A. in Liberal Studies  

Sonoma State University offers an upper-division, degree-completion program at the College of Marin (Indian Valley Campus), leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. The program offers a wide variety of courses from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Courses taught by SSU faculty are scheduled weekday evenings, weekends, and online for the working student.

The major consists of 50 units of coursework in a variety of disciplines, organized into three broad areas: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Students who transfer with the maximum 70 units and have met all other requirements may follow the 50-unit path to graduation shown below.  

Arts/Humanities: 15 units
Social Sciences: 15 units
Natural Sciences: 6 units
Culminating Portfolio: 4 units
Electives: 10 units
Up to 6 units of Internship can be included as Electives. Upper-division work completed at other colleges can also be counted as electives in the Major.

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Pathways to Four-Year Universities

Pathways to Four-Year Universities is a partnership between UC Berkeley and College of Marin. Pathways is a resource for California community college students who are interested in applying to UC Berkeley or another four-year university and includes the following components:


Pathway advisers from UC Berkeley help students develop a portfolio of Summer Session classes at UC Berkeley that will pave the way to meeting transfer requirements. Advisers also support students throughout the admissions and transfer process to ensure that students receive accurate transfer information.


California community college students have access to over 600 summer courses through Berkeley Summer Sessions, where they take key prerequisites or gateway courses to most majors at UC Berkeley, other UC campuses, and many four-year institutions.

Financial Aid

College of Marin has a unique financial aid agreement with Berkeley Summer Sessions that allows eligible US students to transfer any available federal financial aid to cover Summer Sessions classes.

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Bachelor’s in Nursing Pathway Partnerships – For Admitted COM Nursing Students

College of Marin has developed partnerships with Sonoma State University and the University of Phoenix for COM nursing students who want to seamlessly complete their BSNs. Students must already be accepted into the College of Marin nursing program before they can apply to the pathway programs. Both programs are predominately remote and allow students to complete their BSNs with flexibility. See our Registered Nursing Website for more information and details on how to apply.