Social Work and Human Services

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: B1890)

Prepares student for transfer and for entry-level positions in the field of social work.  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.

Program Student Learning Outcome

  • 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.
Program Requirements
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
PSYC/SOC 270STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3-4
or MATH 119 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Total Units22-23

The following are suggested GE courses for the Social Work and Human Services major: HLTH 212, PSYC 230PSYC 250, SOC 106, SOC 110, SOC 116 and SOC 135.

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