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2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work


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The social work curriculum is designed to prepare students to transfer to colleges and universities offering a bachelor’s degree in social work. The associate of science degree builds on a liberal arts base and includes an array of courses from such fields as psychology, sociology, political sciences and economics.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Social Work

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • 1 ENGL Literature elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

    1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

  • SWRK 2010♦ - Introduction to Social Work (3 hrs.)
  • POLS 1030♦ - American Government (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Behavioral/Social Science, MATH 1630, INFS 1010, Foreign Language/Intermediate)3

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • SOCI 2210♦ - Sociology of Citizenship (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

    1 Philosophy elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1

  • SWRK 2020♦ - Cultural Diversity (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Behavioral/Social Science, MATH 1630, INFS 1010, Foreign Language/Intermediate)3

     

     

Program Degree Requirements - A.S. Social Work


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)


        Approved Philosophy General Education elective1 3 credits

        Approved Literature General Education elective1 3 credits

        Approved Humanities General Education elective1 3 credits

History (6 hours)


Approved History General Education electives2 6 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)


Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1 8 credits

Total Credit Hours 60


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