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Pre-Social Work Associate in Arts

Program Code - CIP Code: PRE.SOWK.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 62
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

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. 

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement


Credit Hours

BLUE 0101

Freshman Seminar


General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I * 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II * 3
SPCH 0151  OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 OR
MATH 0115
College Algebra OR
HIST 0115  OR
HIST 0116
World Civilization I OR
World Civilization II
PHIL 0206 Ethics* 3
  Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology * 3
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
  Natural or Physical Science  Core Elective ( Lecture with Lab) 5
  Foreign Language Elective 5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 37-39
* See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Pre-Social Work Requirements

Course Credit Hours
 SOSC 0108 Sociology of the Family 3
 SOSC 0109 Diversity Studies * 3
 SOSC 0207 Urban Sociology * 3
 SOSC 0209 Social Problems * 3
 SOSC 0210 Introduction to Social Work 3
SOSC 0211 Field Project in Social Work 1-3
 SOSC 0212 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
 SOSC 0215 Introduction to Human Services 3
Total Hours for Pre-Social Work Requirements 22-24
*See course syllabi for Pre-Social Work course prerequisites.  

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associates in Arts in Pre-Social Work Degree 62
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