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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Social Work, A.A.


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Suggested Curriculum


The profession of social work is devoted to helping people function optimally in their environment by providing direct and indirect services to individuals, families, groups, and communities and by working to improve social conditions. Bachelor’s degree programs in social work prepare students for careers in public and private agencies such as child welfare, mental health, corrections, shelters, and many other workplaces. Community college students interested in completing bachelor’s degrees in social work are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts degree prior to transfer. Students should see their advisors about particular social work baccalaureate programs for specific entry requirements since admission to these programs is competitive and completion of courses does not guarantee admission to a program at a university.

I. General Education Core (37-38)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)


Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)


Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (15)


III. Electives (10-11)


Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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