Social Work A.A. (SOWA)

Attention 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 problem-solving skills in liberal arts disciplines.
  • demonstrate the knowledge and value of culturalcompetencies which promotes the strengths and wellbeing 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.
Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Composition 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
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
HIS 124 United States Since Reconstruction 3
HUS 120 Interviewing and Case Management 3
MAT 150 Probabilities and Statistics 3
PSY 145 Human Growth and Development 3
Semester Total 15
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
PSC 141 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
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PHI 205 Introduction to Ethics 3
Electives* Social Science 6
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 and consult with the institution’s Social Work department 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 courses:
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.
Social Sciences - SOC 253, 258 
Science Elective - BIO 101, BIO 105, BIO 110, BIO 111,
BIO 163, BIO 164