Social Work A.A. (SOWA)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program is designed for students preparing to enter a baccalaureate program in social work at four-year colleges or universities. Social workers perform work in three major areas: child, family and schools; medical and public health; and mental health and substance abuse. This program offers coursework that addresses the values, knowledge, and skills to help people obtain services; counsel individuals, families and groups; help communities or groups improve social and health services; and pursue social justice by participating in legislative processes. The program emphasizes the development of communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate academic and personal preparation for transfer to a four-year college/university offering the B.S.W. degree.

  • Demonstrate the ability to use effectively communication, critical thinking and problems solving skills in liberal arts disciplines.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and value of cultural-competences which promotes the strengths and well-being of a diverse society

  • Demonstrate an understanding of social work as a profession by exploring the historical influences and social values impacting current social issues and social policies

Social Work A.A. (SOWA)
First Semester   Credits
ENG 105 College English I 3
ENG 111 Speech 3
HUS 110 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Semester Total 15
     
Second Semester    
ENG 106 College English II 3
HUS 120 Communication and Interviewing 3
MAT 150 Introduction to Probabilities and Statistics 3
PSY 145 Human Growth and Development 3
HIS 124 United States Since Reconstruction 3
  Semester Total 15
     
Third Semester    
PSC 230 American Federal Government 3
SOC 151 Modern Social Problems 3
SOC 251 Family 3
Elective Humanities** 3
Elective Lab Science* 4-5
  Semester Total 16-17
     
Fourth Semester    
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PHI 205 Introduction to Ethics 3
Elective Social Science*** 3
Elective Social Science*** 3
Elective Humanities** 3
  Semester Total 15
  Credit Total 61-62

Recommendations Students should consult the catalog of the four year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to ensure that electives of the degree requirements are properly met. Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

Recommended:
**Humanities Elective- ART 101, MUS 101, PHI 201, SPN 105, SPN 106, SPN 205, SPN 206, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 210, ENG 211, ENG 215
*Science elective- BIO 101, BIO 105, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 163, BIO 164
***Social Science elective: SOC 253, SOC258