Professional Studies AS – Social Work Option

Code: AS.PS.SOC.WK

The Social Work option is designed to train students for entry level positions in a variety of human and social service fields such as gerontology, domestic violence, residential care, developmental disability, child care, substance abuse, and juvenile justice.  Through theoretical and experiential based learning, it provides students with competencies for assessment, advocacy, and intervention with individuals, small groups, and community organizations.  Such skills are fundamental to the human services field.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Define the roles of the human services and social work professional.
  • Understand the nature of human systems: individual, groups, organization, community and society, and how these systems interact in producing human problems.
  • Explain the conditions which promote or limit optimal functioning and types of deviations from desired functioning in the major human systems (i.e., racism, sexism, and classism).
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate interventions which promote growth and goal attainment.
  • Apply basic level counseling and advocacy skills, and understand the functions of service agencies to typical problems encountered by a cross-section of populations at risk.

Career Pathways

     
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester


Free Elective** 3
COM  Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102  3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

SOC-101Sociology

3

SOC-103Sociology of the Family

3

-or

SOC-113Social Problems

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective 3
  Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Tech - Recommended: BIO-103 or BIO-107 4

WRT-201English Composition II

3

SOC-102Introduction to Human Services

3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective
3
  Humanities Elective 
 3
MAT Mathematics NSM Elective - Recommended: MAT-150 3
SOC-104Intro to Social Work

3

PSY-102Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Free Elective:  recommended -  ECO-101
3
SOC-222Ethnic-Minor Group Relations

3

-or

SOC-121The Changing Roles of Women

3

SOC-293Co-Op Work Experience [Sociology]

3

INF-102Introduction to Computing

1

Total Credit Hours:14

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science

Required:

PSY-101General Psychology

3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology

  Natural Science  4
BIO-103The Human Body

4

-or

BIO-107Introduction to Human Biology

4

MAT-150Statistics I

3

INF-102Introduction to Computing

1

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Requirements


Humanities Elective 3
SOC-101Sociology

3

SOC-102Introduction to Human Services

3

SOC-104Intro to Social Work

3

SOC-103Sociology of the Family

3

-or

SOC-113Social Problems

3

SOC-222Ethnic-Minor Group Relations

3

-or

SOC-121The Changing Roles of Women

3

SOC-293Co-Op Work Experience [Sociology]

3

PSY-102Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Free Electives*

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 30

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

**Recommended: IST-123 Success 101 or another Social Science elective.