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Social Services


Prepare to transfer to a university to complete a degree in social work. 

Program/Major Codes: AOASOCIALSRV/SST

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level employment in service positions

Academic Options: Transfer to ASU's Bachelor's of Social Work program; may also transfer to other BSW programs.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

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

English Composition 6
Fine Arts 3
Biological and Physical Science 4
Subtotal 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 210 Community Organization and Development 3
SSE 211 Group Technique Applications 3
SSE 281 Social Service Delivery Systems 3
SSE 285 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
ELEC SSE Electives 3
Subtotal 21

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

BIO 156IN Introductory Biology for Allied Health
 or BIO 160IN Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
ECN 150 An Economic Perspective 3
  or ECN 202   Macroeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2201]
MAT 141 or MAT 142  Topics in College Mathematics [SUN# MAT 1142] 3-4 
 or MAT 151*** College Algebra [SUN# MAT 1151]   
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy [SUN# PHI 1101]
 or PHI 130   Introductory Studies in Ethics and Social
  Philosophy  [SUN# PHI 1105]
POS 201 American National Government And Politics [SUN# POS 1110] 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology [SUN# PSY 1101] 3-4
 or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology [SUN# SOC 1101]
Transferable Electives** 7-12
Subtotal 26-30
Total 60-64

*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Humanities and Fine Arts - PHI 101 or 130 fulfill 3 credits of this requirement, complete a course from the Fine Arts list; Biological and Physical Sciences - BIO 156IN or 160IN fulfill 4 credits of this requirement, complete another course from this category; Mathematics - MAT 141, 142 or 151 or a higher mathematics course fulfill this requirement; Social and Behavioral Sciences - ECN 150 or 202 and SSE 110 fulfill this requirement; Other Requirements - PSY 101 or SOC 101 and POS 201 fulfill 6 credits of this requirement.

** ASU requires fourth semester proficiency in a language - language courses will count toward these requirements.

 *** Or any MAT course numbered 151 or above.