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Social Services


Learn core principles and skills in social work, community services and casework management.

Program/Major Codes: AASSOCIALSRV/SSE1

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level employment in social service positions.

Academic Options: Students intending to transfer to a four-year university should pursue the Social Services concentration in the Liberal Arts AA degree.

Program Requirements 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

CTE Arts and Humanities Requirement
   Recommend: PHI 101 or 130
CTE Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
   Recommend: ECN 150, PSY 101 or SOC 101
CTE Mathematics and Science Requirement
   Recommend: BUS 151, BIO 156IN or 160IN
   NOTE:  The Math Competency must be met
CTE Other Requirement
   Recommend: ANT 112 or ANT/HIS/MAS 127
Subtotal 12-13

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
SSE 110 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SSE 111 Group Work 3
SSE 205 Case Report Writing and Documentation 3
SSE 210^ Community Organization and Development 3
SSE 281 Social Service Delivery Systems 3
SSE 285 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
SSE 292 Social Services Field Experience 4
ELEC SSE Electives*** 9
Subtotal 31

Required Support Courses

Required Support Courses
WRT 101 English Composition I 3
WRT 102 English Composition II 3
ELEC Support Electives**** 11-13
Subtotal 17-19
Total 60-62


*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core course:  Communication Requirement - WRT 101.

** In the general education categories, select at least one course marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).

*** Complete 9 credit hours from the following: SSE 121, 160, 211 or 242

**** Complete 11-13 elective credits so the total credits for the degree are 60-62.  Please see an advisor to select appropriate coursework.

^ SSE 242 can be substituted for SSE 210.