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.
Required Core:
SWHS 110INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN SERVICES3
SWHS 120SOCIAL WORK FIELDS OF SERVICE SERVICES3
BIOL 100
BIOL 101
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
ECON 101PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I3
or ECON 102 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II
PSYC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SOC 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC/PSYC 270STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3-4
or MATH 119 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
List A
Select 2 courses 6-7
INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
RACE AND ETHNICITY
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Total Units28-30

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.