Pre-Social Work - Additional Program Information
||Credit Hours Required
|Associate of Arts
||Designed to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program
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.
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.