A.A. - Transfer Degree
Students in this major receive a foundation in the social sciences, language and related fields that prepares them to meet the demands of promoting human and community well-being. Graduates will be ready to enter university baccalaureate study versed in the underpinnings of the field of social work. "Guided by a person and environment construct, a global perspective, respect for human diversity, and knowledge based on scientific inquiry, social work's purpose is actualized through its quest for social and economic justice, the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons." (Council on Social Work Education, 2008, p. 1)
This program is designed to prepare students to enter university programs to earn baccalaureate and graduate degrees in the field of Social Work. Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge of social work theory that will prepare them to transfer to university social work programs; and(2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.
- Articulate the rationale for entering the social work field.
- Articulate a rudimentary understanding of social work Code of Ethics and how it applies to their professional development.
- Completed 25 volunteer service learning hours.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
Program Requirements Based on Fall/Spring rotation. (AGEC-A certificate also included)
|ENG 101||Freshman Composition I||3||GE-Composition|
|MAT 142||College Mathematics or higher||3||GE-Mathematics|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3||Major Requirement|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3||GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|SPC 215||Public Speaking/GE (recommended)||3||GE-Additional Course|
|SSC 101||Student Success Course (recommended)||1||General Elective|
- Meet professors one-on-one
- Research University Degree Program options
- Plan with your advisor after midterm grades posted
- Attend AWC Majors Fair & Career Expos
- Register with Jobs 4 Matadors
|ENG 102||Freshman Composition II||3||GE-Composition|
|FAS 185||Family Communication Skills||3||Departmental Requirement|
|SOC 250||Introduction to Social Work||3||Major Requirement|
|BIO 100||Biology Concepts (recommended)||4||GE-Physical & Biological Sciences|
|CIS 120||Intro to Comp Info Systems (recommended)||3||GE-Additional Course|
- Join a club
|SOC 240||Racial/Ethnic Relations||3||Major Requirement|
|HIS 280||History of Mexico||3||Departmental Requirement|
|ARTS||Choose one course from ARTS||3||GE-Arts|
|PHI 105||Introduction to Ethics||3||GE-Humanities|
|BIO 160||Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology||4||GE-Physical & Biological Sciences|
- If transferring, apply to universities
- Visit universities campus
- Apply for internship or volunteer opportunities
|FAS 204||Gender Relations||3||GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|PSY 238||Human Development||3||Major Requirement|
|PSY 230||Statistics for Social Sciences||4||Departmental Requirement|
*Course may be required for students transferring to the university.
- Apply for Graduation
- Attend Etiquette Lunch
- Meet with Career Services
- Apply for university scholarship opportunities
|UNIVERSITY / LOCATION||DEGREE||MAJOR||LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT|
|Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix, West and Tucson Campuses||BSW||Social Work||4th Semester Proficiency|
|Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff and Online||BSW||Social Work||None|