Social Work - Associate Degree

General Education/NM Common Core Requirements (39-42 credits)
Area I: English and Communication (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
or ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics (6 credits)
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra3
or MATH 121G College Algebra
STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Area III: Laboratory Science (8 credits)
BIOL 101GHuman Biology3
BIOL 101GLHuman Biology Laboratory1
Any additional 4 credit Lab Science G course in the NM Common Core list.4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 credits)
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology3
SOC 101GIntroductory Sociology3
or SOC 201G Contemporary Social Problems
S WK 221GIntroduction to Social Welfare3
Area V: Humanities/Fine Art (6 credits)6
The Art of Wondering3
One additional Humanities/Fine Arts 100-200 G course from the NM Common Core list.
Second Language (8 credits)
SPAN 111Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN 112Elementary Spanish II4
Or two semesters of a second language
Related Requirements (10 credits)
C S 110Computer Literacy3
COLL 101College/Life Success1
PSY 266Applied Psychology3
or PSY 290 Psychology of Adjustment
S WK 253Case Management3
Total Credits60

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
COLL 101 College/Life Success 1
C S 110 Computer Literacy 3
S WK 221G Introduction to Social Welfare 3
PHIL 101G The Art of Wondering 3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
BIOL 101G Human Biology 3
BIOL 101GL Human Biology Laboratory 1
PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology 1 3
Business and Professional Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or Technical and Scientific Communication
Humanities/Fine Art 3
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
Second Year
PSY 266
Applied Psychology
or Psychology of Adjustment
MATH 120
Intermediate Algebra
or College Algebra
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
SPAN 111
Elementary Spanish I
or Elementary German I
SOC 101G
Introductory Sociology
or Contemporary Social Problems
S WK 253 Case Management 3
Laboratory Science G Course 4
STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3
SPAN 112
Elementary Spanish II 2
or Elementary German II
 Total Credits60

PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology is recommended as it is a pre-requisite for S WK 253 Case Management.


Take elective if SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II/SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish II is completed prior to this term.