Social Work - Associate Degree

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all Social Work courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Oral Communication
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 13
Areas III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Human Growth and Behavior3
Introduction to Psychology3
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Area V: Humanities
PHIL 101GThe Art of Wondering3
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
Select one course from Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
S WK 221GIntroduction to Social Welfare (Core Requirement)3
Core Degree Requirements
COLL 101College/Life Success1
C S 110Computer Literacy3
SOC 101GIntroductory Sociology3
or SOC 201G Contemporary Social Problems
PSY 266Applied Psychology3
or PSY 290 Psychology of Adjustment
STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
S WK 253Case Management3
Second Language Requirement8
Elementary Spanish I4
Elementary Spanish II4
OR select two semesters of a second language
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 34
Total Credits60

A Suggested Plan of Study - Social Work

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
C S 110 Computer Literacy 3
COLL 101 College/Life Success 1
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
PHIL 101G The Art of Wondering 3
S WK 221G Introduction to Social Welfare 3
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one course from Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts 1 3
Second Year
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
MATH 121G College Algebra 2 3
PSY 266
Applied Psychology
or Psychology of Adjustment
SOC 101G
Introductory Sociology
or Contemporary Social Problems
SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I 3 4
S WK 253 Case Management 3
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 4
STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3
Elective Course 4 4
 Total Credits60