Associate of Arts: Social Work Focus

This program focuses on introducing students to disciplines like psychology, sociology, and human welfare to help develop a broad understanding of the specific needs of individuals, families, and communities.

Total Semester Hours: 62-64

Preparatory Courses

Course Number: FYEX 0070*
Course Title: College and Career Success
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 0040*
Course Title: Integrated Reading and Writing
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 0072; 0073; 0084; STAT 0086*
Course Title: Developmental Math Courses
: No
: No

FALL - Year One

Course Number: ENGL 1010^
Course Title: English Composition I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040 *
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 1020
Course Title: Introduction to Social Work Services
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 1030
Course Title: Human Services Assessments
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either PHIL 1010 or PHIL 1110:

Course Number: PHIL 1010
Course Title: Western Philosophy
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PHIL 1110
Course Title: Ethics
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either THEA 1010 or HUMA 1010 or MUSC 1010:

Course Number: THEA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Theatre
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HUMA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: MUSC 1010
Course Title: Music Appreciation
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING - Year One

Course Number: ENGL 1030 ^
Course Title: English Composition II
Prerequisites: ENGL1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 1150
Course Title: Introduction to Chemical Dependency
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PSYC 1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT 1010^
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Prerequisites: MATH0084* or STAT0086* (m)
Credits: 3
: No
: No

FALL - Year Two

Course Number: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Biology I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040*, MATH0084*
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 2030
Course Title: Introduction to Case Management
Prerequisites: HMSV1020, HMSV1170 **
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 2050
Course Title: Social Problems
Prerequisites: HMSV1020, HMSV1170 **
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity and Racism
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING - Year Two

Course Number: HIST 1030
Course Title: American History II
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 1170
Course Title: Directed Practice/Seminar
Prerequisites: ENGL1010, HMSV1020, HMSV1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 2110
Course Title: Poverty and Social Welfare
Prerequisites: ENGL1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either BIOL 1231 or GEOL 1030:

Course Number: BIOL 1231
Course Title: Biology II
Prerequisites: BIOL1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1030
Course Title: Historical Geology
Credits: 4
: No
: No

c = Can be concurrent

m = Must be concurrent

^ Milestone Course

*All incoming students will be required to provide ACT scores or take a placement test. Based on their scores, students will be placed in appropriate English and mathematics courses. Successful completion of developmental English and mathematics prerequisites require a grade of C- or above in the course. Developmental English and mathematics course prerequisites can also be attained through Placement Testing. See the Standardized Testing Cutoff Scores (PDF) for specific tests and test scores.

** Department Approval Required

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