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Pre-Social Work

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students transferring into the following 4-year programs.

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

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.

The Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree meets the Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Agreement. A Student completing this program and transferring to a public university, therefore, "will be accepted as having satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities as well as most private universities, including Avila University."

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra* or  
MATH0115 Statistics*/#
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements
(9 credit hours from at least 3 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
HIST0115 World Civilization I or
HIST0116 World Civilization II
3
PHIL0206 Ethics*
3
  Humanities Core Elective
(from Art, Literature, Music or Theatre {Performance courses are excluded])
3
Total
9
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)
PSYC0101 Psychology*
3
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
Total
6
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements (lecture with lab)
  Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Foreign Language Requirement:
  Foreign Language Core Elective
(Park University transfer students take HUDV0263 and HUDV0264 to satisfy the language requirements)
5
Total
5
   
Total General Education Requirements
38-41
 
Technical Requirements (select 19-22 additional credits from the following:)
SOSC0108 Sociology of the Family
3
SOSC0109 Diversity Studies*
3
SOSC0207 Urban Sociology*
3
SOSC0109 Social Problems*
3
SOSC0210 Introduction to Social Work
3
SOSC0211 Field Project in Social Work*
1-3
SOSC0212 Introduction to Social Welfare
3
SOSC0215 Introduction to Human Services
3
Total
22-24
   
Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Pre-Social Work Degree
60

*See course description for prerequisite.