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Social Work

Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate Degree program in Social Work is designed to prepare students for entry into the social service profession as a caseworker. In addition, it provides students with the first two years of college for transfer to a baccalaureate­granting institution.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    History1 3
  MATH 1332 College Mathematics OR 3
  MATH 1314 College Algebra2 OR
  MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics
    PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology OR 3
    SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
  BIOL 1309 Life on Earth OR 3-4
    BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I
  Semester II
    Humanities3 3
  ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    History4 3
  SOC 2743 Social Statistics 3
  BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
  Semester III
  SOC 2653 Research Methods in Sociology 3
    GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
  SOCW 2362 Social Welfare As A Social Institution 3
  Foreign Language5 4-5
  Semester IV
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3
  Foreign Language5 4-5
    Humanities3 3
    Fine Arts3 3
  TOTALS 63-66

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  1Select from the following courses: HIST 1301, HIST 2301, HIST 2327, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
  2College Algebra (MATH 1314) is recommended for students pursuing a four-year degree.
  3Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  4Select from the following courses: HIST 1302, HIST 2301, HIST 2328, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
  5Foreign language hours must be in the same language. Spanish is strongly recommended.
  6Select a Speech course from Communications in the Core Curriculum Course List.