Pre-Social Work - Associate in Arts

Program/CIP Code: PRE.SOWK.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 62
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Students planning a career in social work are able to transfer into one of the colleges or universities offering a four-year degree program by following the course suggestions below. The general education and pre-social work distribution requirements vary greatly among colleges, so students should check with the social work advisor for the requirements of the college to which they are planning to transfer.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105
MATH 0115
College Algebra** or
HIST 0115
HIST 0116
World Civilization I or
World Civilization II
PHIL 0206* Ethics* 3
Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology 3
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
Natural and Physical Science Elective 5
Foreign Language Elective 5
Total General Education Requirements 37-39

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
SOSC 0108 Sociology of the Family 3
SOSC 0109 Diversity Studies * 3
SOSC 0207 Urban Sociology * 3
SOSC 0209 Social Problems * 3
SOSC 0210 Introduction to Social Work 3
SOSC 0211 Field Project in Social Work 1-3
SOSC 0212 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SOSC 0215 Introduction to Human Services 3
Total Degree Specific Requirements 22-24
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 65-67

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