2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Social Work, AA

Social work is a broadly defined profession encompassing many different kinds of professionals who all serve people in need. The International Federation of Social Workers calls social work “an interrelated system of values, theory and practice.” Social workers are unique in the way that they look at many different aspects of a problem, from the individual to the societal, from the psychological to the political. Common ways of serving clients include providing counseling, therapy, and education, as well as connecting clients to appropriate public or private resources.

This is a sample transfer guide; consult with a counselor or pathway advisor to develop your degree plan.

Associate of Arts

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 100Fundamentals of Biology

4

COM 101Public Speaking

3

ECO 202Microeconomics

3

ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing & Research

4

ENG 111College Writing II: Literature

3

or

COM 113Interpersonal Communication

3

MATH 116Intermediate Algebra

4

MATH 220Probability & Statistics

4

PSI 101American Government

3

PSY 150Introductory Psychology

3

SOC 102Principles of Sociology

3

SOC 103Contemporary Social Problems

3

SOC 200The Family

3

or

SOC 205Racial & Ethnic Relations

3

TRS 104First Year Experience

3

Fine Arts

3

Humanities

3

Other Cultures

3

Wellness/Physical Education

2

Elective Courses

9

Total Credit Hours: 62

Transfer Notes: It is important to speak with a counselor or advisor early in course work for the associate degree. Admission to a bachelor’s degree program in social work is often competitive and requires a specific grade point average in several courses. Many programs also require completion of related volunteer experience.