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Social Work

The Social Work curriculum is designed to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate program and to introduce students to a career that spans the public and private sector. Social work provides an opportunity to work with every aspect of society in problem-solving, public policy and human services.


Knowledge and Skills

Students in the program will receive a foundation of knowledge that can lead to some of the following careers:

  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Child welfare
  • Adult & juvenile probation
  • adoption & foster care
  • Social and criminal justice
  • Substance abuse
  • Hospice
  • Geriatric services

Responsibilities of social care workers may include: providing advice and/or counseling to family caregivers and patients; providing social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families; and assessing and treating individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems.


Program Curriculum

Social Work Course Listing

Note: Most SWU courses satisfy one of the General Education Requirements [SB] or [G] towards fulfillment of AGEC or Associates Degree.  See an academic advisor for specific program requirements.


Career and Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.