Social Work

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01890)

Prepares students to transfer in the major to a four-year college or university. Beginning study focuses on general comprehension of the needs, perspectives, and experiences of populations at risk in contemporary society. Coursework in biology, economics, health, psychology, and sociology are essential to having the knowledge and skills to make careful assessment of problems, to search for reasonable solutions, and to intervene at multiple levels to effect individual, group, or policy changes.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will be able to define and apply major sociological concepts, theories and research methodologies to analyze a variety of social and/or cultural issues.
Program Requirements
BIOL 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIOL 101PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY1
ECON 101PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I3
HLTH 101PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHFUL LIVING3
PSYC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SOC 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 110CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS3
SOC 135SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY3
SOC/PSYC 270STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3
Total Units25
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

Social Work is an applied behavioral science that emphasizes the application of behavioral science principles in a variety of cultural contexts. Social Work students are expected to think critically and scientifically about behavior, to apply the principles of the behavioral sciences, and to understand the role of values in diverse cultural settings. As a profession, social work focuses on methods for helping people from many different social groups to improve the quality of their lives.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.