Online Degree at California State University, East Bay

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Through a new partnership with Cal State East Bay, Foothill College students can complete an online Bachelor of Arts in Human Development or Bachelor of Science in Recreation (Hospitality). These are flexible, affordable, California State University degree programs.

California State University, East Bay has partnered with Foothill to enable students to complete a bachelor's degree program online. Foothill College students can transfer from Foothill College to either a B.A. in Human Development or a B.S. in Recreation (Hospitality Management). All of the upper division coursework for these degrees are offered entirely online. Cal State East Bay has been offering online classes since 1999 and is a leader in the area of preparing instructors to teach online. For more information, check out the Cal State, East Bay M.S. in Education, Option in Online Teaching and Learning.

Advantages of Online Education at Cal State East Bay


Cal State East Bay provides students with online student services eliminating the need to drive to the university. This includes access to online library services and 24/7 access to a reference librarian.


The main campus of Cal State East Bay is located just across the bay in Hayward, a 45 minute drive from Foothill College. When you want it, in-person access to professors, library facilities, and the all-important Commencement Ceremony is close by.


Cal State East Bay is affordable. California residents pay only $1,150 per quarter for two or more courses. See current fee information

Online Bachelor's Degrees

B.A. in Human Development

The online B.A. in Human Development examines human development theories and its social, cultural, physical and emotional dimensions. Students study lifespan concepts and developmental issues concerning children, adolescents, adults, gendered and aging populations. Options for the online degree are available in Adult Development and Gerontology, or in Women's Development. This degree provides excellent preparation for careers in social services and also provides excellent preparation for graduate work.

The program is very popular with community college students who work fulltime but still want to earn a four-year degree.

For information on the Department of Human Development see or call (510) 885-3076.

B.S in Recreation

The online B.S. in Recreation features options in Hospitality Management, Leisure Management, and Recreation Therapy. This online degree serves students entering the rapidly growing Leisure and Hospitality industry. Students working in hotels, restaurants, special events, catering, tourist and travel attractions, parks and recreation settings, or hospitals will find this program suits their work hours very well. Any lower division course/major preparation courses for this major that are not offered at Foothill College can be taken online through Cal State East Bay for the price of Foothill college classes! For more information on this exciting "Concurrent Enrollment" program, contact a Foothill College counselor. Foothill College counselors are available at the online Advising Center.

Working fulltime? Transfer students from Foothill can continue to work full-time while earning their B.S. in Recreation. For information on the program see For information on articulation between Foothill College and CSUEB for the Option in Recreation see:

Additional Information

For information on Cal State East Bay go to or call (510) 885-2784.

For information on the Department of Leadership in Hospitality and Leisure Services see or call (510) 885-3043.

Do you have any questions regarding how Foothill College classes transfer to Cal State East Bay? All Foothill College courses numbered 99 and below are transferable to the CSU. Contact a counselor at the Foothill College online Advising Center if you have questions about course transferability. See specific articulation information between Foothill College and Cal State East Bay.

Last Updated July 03, 2014
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