Social Services

Transfer Major

The program listed below will be revised beginning in the Fall Semester of 2014. Click here to view the revised Program of Study.

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Founders 210 • Phone (215) 968-8270
Curriculum Code No. 1130

The goals of the Social Services major are to

  • provide a liberal arts experience with an emphasis in the science-based theory and practice of the behavioral and social sciences;
  • prepare students for transfer to institutions offering bachelors degree programs in human relations and social assistance such as: social work, occupational therapy, behavioral and health services, behavioral and addictions counseling, among others; and
  • prepare students upon graduation to work in a variety of fields as entry level social or human services workers in settings such as adult daycare, group home settings, geriatric facilities, substance abuse settings, life skills programs, or community outreach worker.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in the behavioral and social sciences;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic scientific methods of the behavioral and social sciences including research design, data analysis and interpretation; and
  • apply psychological principles to an understanding of their own and others' behavioral and mental processes.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking G,3
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,G,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II G,2
3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge G,7
3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,G,4
3
PSYC100
Psychology of Personal Awareness 6
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology
3
PSYC181
Developmental Psychology: Life Span G
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 5
3
Cultural Perspectives B 6
Science C 7
Psychology Electives D 6
Applied Electives E 12
General Elective F 3
Total Credit Hours 61

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,G,1
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking G,3
3
PSYC100
Psychology of Personal Awareness 6
3
General Elective F 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II G,2
3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,G,4
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 5
3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
PSYC181
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan G
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
Science C 3/4
Cultural Perspectives B 3
Applied Electives E 6
Psychology Elective D 3
Total Credit Hours 15/16

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
Science C 3/4
Applied Electives E 6
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge G,7
3
Psychology Elective D 3
Total Credit Hours 15/16

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory.
C Select any of the following: BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL115, BIOL181, BIOL182
D Select any of the following: PSYC105, PSYC120, PSYC125, PSYC160, PSYC200, PSYC280,
E Select any of the following: CHEM101, CISC100, CISC110, ECON111, ECON112, HUMN120, PHIL105, PHIL111, POLI111, SOCI120, SOCI130, SOCI140, SSWK110, SSWK120, WMST110
FPre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
GCourse requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies Math or Science.
5 Satisfies Social Perspectives.
6 Satisfies Personal Health.
7 Satisfies Writing Intensive Requirement.

Students should select their electives in consultation with their advisor taking their specific goals into consideration. Refer to the Social Services Manual to determine which courses contribute to the competencies pertaining to the various occupational categories.

Credits exceeding the require minimum cannot be used to satisfy required credits in other course requirements.

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Liberal Arts: Social Work Fall 2014

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Founders 210 • Phone (215) 968-8270
Curriculum Code No. 1130

The Social Work program of study is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college and continue for a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. This major emphasizes social work theory and practice with a strong general education foundation.

The goals of the Social Work major are to

  • provide a liberal arts experience with an emphasis in social work-based theory, knowledge, values, and skills; and
  • prepare students for transfer to institutions offering bachelor's degree programs in social work or other related majors such as occupational therapy or addictions counseling.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theories, values and skills in social work;
  • identify the extent to which societal structures influence human behavior;
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the competent use of self in professional interaction; and
  • apply and integrate social work theory and concepts in the study and assessment of diverse populations.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II F,2
3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,F,6
3
Science D,6 4
Science E,6 4
Cultural Perspectives B 3
PSYC100
Psychology of Personal Awareness 4
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology F
3
History H 3
Literature I 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge F,G,3
3
PHIL111
Ethics
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 5
3
SOCI140
Peoples of America
3
POLI111
American National Government
3
PSYC105
Introduction to Group Dynamics F
3
Psychology, Sociology of Social Work Elective C 3
SSWK110
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
3
SSWK220
Social Work: Interviewing, Assessment, and Referral F
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,7
3
Total Credit Hours 62

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,1
3
PSYC100
Psychology of Personal Awareness 6
3
History H 3
PHIL111
Ethics
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 5
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II F,2
3
Science D,6 4
POLI111
American National Government
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology F
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,7
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Third Semester

Course Credits
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,F,6
3
Literature I 3
Science E,6 4
SSWK110
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
3
PSYC105
Introduction to Group Dynamics F
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
SOCI140
Peoples of America
3
Psychology, Sociology of Social Work Elective C 3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge F,G,3
3
SSWK220
Social Work: Interviewing, Assessment, and Referral F
3
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory.
C Any PSYC, SOCI, or SSWK course that is not already required by the program.
D Choose among BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL181, BIOL182.
E Choose any science course with a lab component.
FCourse requires prerequisite.

GAny INTG course may be chosen.
HChoose from HIST151 or HIST152.
IAny LITR course except LITR246.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Writing Intensive Requirement.
4 Satisfies Personal Health requirement.
5 Satisfies Social Perspectives requirement.
6 Satisfies Math or Science requirement.
7 Satisfies Creative Expression requirement.

Students should select their electives in consultation with their advisor taking their specific goals into consideration. Refer to the Social Services Manual to determine which courses contribute to the competencies pertaining to the various occupational categories.

Credits exceeding the require minimum cannot be used to satisfy required credits in other course requirements.