Social Work

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.

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
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II F,2,4,10
3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,F,2,6
3
Science D,7 4
Science E,7 4
CISC100
Digital Literacy 9
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology F,2,8
3
History G,1,2,3 3
Literature H,2 3
Elective B 3
PHIL111
Ethics 1,2
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 2,3,8
3
SOCI140
Peoples of America 3
3
POLI111
American National Government 3,8
3
PSYC105
Introduction to Group Dynamics F,2
3
Psychology, Sociology or Social Work Elective C 6
SSWK110
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
3
SSWK220
Social Work: Interviewing, Assessment, and Referral F
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,4,5
3
Total Credit Hours 63

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
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,2,10
3
CISC100
Digital Literacy 9
3
History G 3
PHIL111
Ethics 1,2
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 2,3,8
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II F,2,4,10
3
Science D,7 4
POLI111
American National Government 8
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology F,2,8
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,4,5
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Third Semester

Course Credits
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,F,2,6
3
SOCI140
Peoples of America 3
3
Science E,7 4
SSWK110
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
3
PSYC105
Introduction to Group Dynamics F,2
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
SSWK220
Social Work: Interviewing, Assessment, and Referral F
3
Literature 3
Psychology, Sociology of Social Work Elective C 6
Elective B 3
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required.
B Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
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.
F Course requires prerequisite.
G Choose from HIST151 or HIST152.
H Any LITR course except LITR246.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking
3 Satisfies Diversity
4 Satisfies Information Literacy
5 Satisfies Oral Communication
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy
8 Satisfies Social Sciences
9 Satisfies Technological Competence
10 Satisfies Writing

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