2019-2020 Catalog

Social Work, Associate of Arts

Social Work is a varied discipline that seeks to attain satisfying relationships and offer a broad range of services and resources at the individual, local, state, and federal level. The Associate of Arts degree in Social Work is intended for students who are interested in helping populations of varying of ages, backgrounds, and needs. The concepts and skills students learn will prepare them to directly transfer into a Social Work program, understand the roles of a social worker and various service delivery systems, identify careers of interest in Social Work, hear from individuals working in a multitude of sectors within Social Work, and connect principles in Social Work to their application in the real world. Students can expect employment in a wide range of interest areas, including as a case manager for various service programs, an addiction practitioner for victims of substance abuse, a community developer, in residential homes for the disabled or elderly, in labor unions, a human relations specialist, an instructor/professor at a college or university, or as a health care provider. Students intending to work in Social Work will need at least a Bachelor’s degree with more opportunities available with a Master’s degree. There are careers in Social Work available in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and nationwide.



Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

3

SOWK 1001INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY IN SOCIAL WORK: MECHANISMS OF OPPRESSION

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

4

APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

3

APPLIED ARTS ELECTIVE

3

PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Science course: Student may select from BIOL 1003/04, BIOL 1010/11 to fulfill this requirement.
  • Humanities course: SPAN 1020 is the preferred choice, yet students may select from ASL 1220, COMM 1030, COMM 1040, COMM 1050, COMM 2090, ENGL 2250, ENGL 2340, HIST 1320, HIST 1330, HUMN 1010 to fulfill this requirement.
  • Applied Arts course: Students may select from ART 1150, ART 1160, ART 1310, ART 2410, COMM 2010, COMM 2110, ENGL 2005, THEA 1100 to fulfill this requirement.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    PSYC 2080BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3

    STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

    4

    ANTH 1100BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    4

    OR

    CHEM 1000INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

    4

    SOWK 2000INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK

    3

    SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17
     

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    BUSINESS ELECTIVE

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    6

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

    • Business: ECON 1010 (with a C or better) is required for University of Wyoming BSW admission, yet students transferring outside the state may select from BADM 1000, CMAP 1200, 1530, 1705, 1800, 1860, 1905, 2630, or ECON 1020 to fulfill this requirement.
    • Social Science: SOC 1080, 2350, or PSYC 2330 are the preferred choices, yet students may select from ANTH 2200, 2210; CRMJ 1001, 2150; HIST 1290, 2290, 2310; POLS 1200, 2250; PSYC 2380, 2300, 2210, 2500.
    • Major Area Course (Sociology): Select from SOC 1080, 1100, 1500, 2350, 2200, 2325. Students may also opt to explore via a Topics Course (any 2490 or other topics designation).
    • Major Area Course (Social Work): Select two from SOWK 2200, SOWK 2300, SOWK 2470, SOWK 2500 to fulfill this requirement.

    Total Credit Hours: 64