Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

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 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 area of emphasis elective course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 General Elective3 (3 hrs.) 

    1 SWRK Elective3 (3 hrs.)

    1 Natural Science Elective with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from the approved general education courses list)1

    1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from the approved general education courses list)1

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


1 General Elective3 (3 hrs.)

1 Elective3 (3 hrs.) (Select from SWRK, PSYC or SOCI courses)

1 Natural Science Elective with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from the approved general education courses list)1

1 Philosophy Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from the approved general education courses list)1

1 English Literature Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from the approved general education courses list)1

 

 

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 English Literature General Education elective1  3 credits

    Approved Humanities/Fine Arts 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 electives8 credits

Area of Emphasis Electives


See note 3 above. 

SWRK elective  3 credits

SWRK, PSYC or SOCI elective  3 credits

General electives  7 credits

Total Credit Hours 60


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