Social Work Majors

Associate in Science Pathway for Social Work

This is a typical course schedule for a student planning to complete the AA degree within two years, then transfer and major in Social Work. See your ECC Academic Advisor to obtain specific requirements as course requirements vary by transfer institution.

Courses marked with * have additional prerequisites

Fall Semester 1 (13+ Semester Hours)

  • ENG 101, English Composition (3)
  • *MTH 120, Statistics I or MTH 102 Gen Ed Statistics recommended (3 or 4)
  • BIO 108, Biology for Contemporary Society recommended (4)
  • Elective, (3-4) Discuss foreign language requirement with an academic advisor

Spring Semester 2 (15-16 Semester Hours)

  • ENG 102, English Composition II (3)
  • Physical Science, Gen Ed (3 or 4)
  • Humanities, Gen Ed (3)
  • PSY 100, Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • Elective, (3)

Fall Semester 3 (15-16 Semester Hours)

  • CMS 101, Fundamentals of Speech (3)
  • POS 150, American Government, National (3)
  • Fine Arts, Gen Ed (3)
  • Elective, (3)
  • Elective, (3-4)

Spring Semester 4 (12+ Semester Hours, need 60 for AA)

  • Fine Arts/Humanities, Gen Ed (3)
  • SOC 100, Principles of Sociology (3)
  • Elective, (3)
  • Elective, (3-4)

Possible Electives include- Foreign Language (strongly recommended to complete transfer institution graduation requirements prior to transfer), approved HUS courses, and courses in-line with graduation, Minor or graduate school requirements.

Communications, Fine Arts, Social Science, and Behavioral Science are ideal courses to enroll in during the Summer semester to lighten credit course load during Spring and Fall semesters.

  • Communications, Fine Arts, Social Science, and Behavioral Science are ideal courses to enroll in during the Summer semester to lighten credit course load during Spring and Fall semesters.
  • ECC & many transfer institutions require a Diversity and/or a Multicultural course as a graduation requirement. Courses that fulfill this requirement at ECC include options in Humanities, Fine Arts, Behavioral Science and Social Science. See your academic advisor or view Associate in Arts or Associate in Science details in the ECC catalog to view options.
  • The Associate in Arts is the preferred degree to complete at ECC as the Associate in Science has additional Science requirements that are not required for most Social Work degrees.
  • Transfer schools may require completion of up to the 4th level of language other than English, which is best to complete prior to transferring. Discuss requirements with your academic advisor.
  • This plan is a sample pathway, the only way to secure an accurate education plan to the school of your preference is to meet with an academic advisor in B120.

Successfull Pathway Steps

Majoring in Social Work?

What specific majors are related to Social Work?

  • Anthropology
  • Communications
  • Counseling (Graduate program)
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Development
  • Human Services
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • School Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Social Work

What careers are similar to Social Work?

Transferstudents would pursue the Associate in Arts at ECC, develop your unique education plan with your academic advisor.

Students interested in Social Work and related careers requiring an AAS degree or VS/BVS certificate at ECC can pursue:

Information from Focus2 and BLS.gov