Associate in Arts Degree
General Education Requirements - 36 credits
This program is designed to prepare the student to enter a baccalaureate program in Psychology/Social Work, with a concentration in Social Work on the junior level.
Required Program of Study
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|Anthropology of Religion*
|SWK110||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SWK230||Human Behavior and the Social Environment||3|
|SWK240||Poverty and Social Welfare Policy||3|
|Minimum Credit Hours Required for the Program||60|
* The student's chosen transfer institution will drive which course to take
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Summarize the history and nature of the social work profession and the social service delivery system and policies in the United States
- Articulate the knowledge, values and skills of Generalist Social Work practice
- Identify culturally proficient social work practice models which affirm client system strengths
- Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical knowledge of development across the lifespan in assessing client systems.
- Having achieved foundation-level social work competencies, transfer to an accredited institution offering the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) degree
Courses selected as electives will depend upon the institution to which you will transfer. It is essential that students consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance in selecting elective courses. However, it is the responsibility of students to meet with an admissions representative from the four-year institution to determine its transfer policies.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.