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; 0074; 0086*
Course Title: Developmental Math Courses
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT 0086*
Course Title: Algebra for Probability & Statistics
: No
: No

FALL - Year One

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

Either PSYC 1010^ or SOCY 1010^:

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

Either THEA 1010 or ARTS 1030 or MUSC 1010:

Course Number: THEA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Theatre
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ARTS 1030
Course Title: Art Appreciation
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: MUSC 1010
Course Title: Music Appreciation
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

SPRING - Year One

Course Number: ENGL 1030 ^
Course Title: English Composition II
Prerequisites: ENGL 1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT 1010^
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Prerequisites: MATH 0086 or STAT-0086 (m) *
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either SOCY 2010 or PSYC 1070 or COMM 2070 :

Course Number: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity & Racism
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PSYC 1070
Course Title: Introduction to Women's Studies
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 2070
Course Title: Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 1050
Course Title: Introduction to Social Work
Prerequisites: HMSV1010, HMSV1030, HMSV1170c **
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

FALL - Year Two

Either BIOL 1230 or GEOL 1010:

Course Number: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Biology I with Lab
Prerequisites: ENGL0040 & MATH 0074 *
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1010
Course Title: Physical Geology
Prerequisites: None
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either HIST 1010 or HIST 1050:

Course Number: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1050
Course Title: Western Civilization I
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either CHIN 1011 or SPAN 1010 or ENGL 2050 :

Course Number: CHIN 1011
Course Title: Beginning Chinese I
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: SPAN 1010
Course Title: Beginning Spanish
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2050
Course Title: American Literature I
Prerequisites: ENGL 1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 2030
Course Title: Introduction to Case Management
Prerequisites: HMSV 1050, HMSV 1070, HMSV 1090 **
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 2050
Course Title: Social Problems
Prerequisites: HMSV 1050, HMSV 1070, HMSV 1090 **
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

SPRING - Year Two

Either BIOL 1231 or GEOL 1030:

Course Number: BIOL 1231
Course Title: Biology II with Lab
Prerequisites: BIOL 1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1030
Course Title: Historical Geology
Prerequisites: None
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either HIST 1030 or HIST 1070 :

Course Number: HIST 1030
Course Title: American History II
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1070
Course Title: Western Civilization II
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either CHIN 1031 or SPAN 1020 or ENGL 2070:

Course Number: CHIN 1031
Course Title: Beginning Chinese II
Prerequisites: CHIN 1011
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: SPAN 1020
Course Title: Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisites: SPAN 1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2070
Course Title: American Literature II
Prerequisites: ENGL 1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 2110
Course Title: Poverty and Social Welfare
Prerequisites: HMSV 2030, HMSV 2050, HMSV 2070 **
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HMSV 1170
Course Title: Directed Practicum
Prerequisites: Must have completed 45 hours
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

c = Can be concurrent

m = Must be concurrent

*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.

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