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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Social Work

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Program Options

Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Arts Pre‑Social Work 62 Designed to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program


Contact Information

Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Associate Dean - 586.286.2282 Center Campus
Associate Dean - 586.445.7354 South Campus

Program Description:

The Associate of Arts degree in Pre‑Social Work program is designed to provide students with the basic competencies, knowledge, and skills needed to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program. Completion of a BSW provides the minimum credential required to pursue licensure and entry level employment. The Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) has become the standard for meaningful and gainful employment as a professional social worker.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Utilize the appropriate communication skills when interacting with diverse populations.

2. Apply theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to assess individual development and behavior among micro, mezzo, and macro populations.    

3. Demonstrate ethical appropriate behavior within the social work profession.  

4. Summarize community resources that promote positive social change and individual well-being.

Career Opportunities:

Pre‑Social Work-Associate of Arts-Job titles such as Social & Human Service Assistant are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.


    Associate of Arts

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