2018-2019 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’s degree in Sociology with a Social Work emphasis 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

SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

3

SOC 1100SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND ISSUES

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

3

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

SOWK 2000INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK

3

COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

4

APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003) or General Biology (BIOL 1010).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    SOC 2325MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

    3

    CNSL 2050INTRODUCTORY COUNSELING

    3

    ECON 1010MACROECONOMICS

    3

    COMM 2110NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

    3

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    3-4

    Total Credit Hours:15-16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2010) or Psychobiology (PSYC 2080).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    SOC 2350RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

    3

    SOC 2470INTERNSHIP: SOCIOLOGY

    1-4

    STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

    4

    COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

    3

    Major Area Courses

    5-6

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16-20

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Major Area Course can be fulfilled by Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault (PSYC 1300), Drugs and Behavior (PSYC 2210), Conflict Management (COMM 1050), or Community Relations (CRMJ 1550). See advisor to choose appropriate course.

  • Total Credit Hours: 64

    Program is not eligible for Federal Funding.