Social Work and Human Services
Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)
Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01891)
Prepares student for transfer and for work in the social work and human services field. Social work and human services is an applied behavioral science that emphasizes the application of behavioral science principles in a variety of cultural contexts. Social work and human services 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 and human services focuses on methods for helping people from many different social groups to improve the quality of their lives.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Discuss the values, ethical standards and principles of social work and human services to describe how they may guide fieldwork experience and future employment.
- Analyze, formulate, and influence social policies within the fields of social work and human services.
- Employ ethical principles of the field of social work and human services to guide fieldwork experience and future professional practice.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
- Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable degree applicable courses.
- Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
- Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern for CSU. For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
|SWHS 110||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN SERVICES||3|
|SWHS 120||SOCIAL WORK FIELDS OF SERVICE SERVICES||3|
& BIOL 101
|PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY|
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
|ECON 101||PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I||3|
|or ECON 102||PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II|
|PSYC 101||GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|SOC 101||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||3|
|SOC/PSYC 270||STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES||3-4|
|or MATH 119||ELEMENTARY STATISTICS|
|Select 2 courses||6-7|
|INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE|
|PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT|
|CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT|
|AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I|
|AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II|
|RACE AND ETHNICITY|
|CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS|
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.
Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.