Sep 26, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work Transfer Pathway (AA)


The profession of social work is devoted to helping people function optimally in their environment by providing direct and indirect services to individuals, families, groups, and communities. Time and talents of social workers are also devoted to studying and helping to solve social problems in American society. Bachelor’s degree programs in social work prepare students for careers in public and private agencies such as child welfare agencies, housing agencies, rehabilitation agencies, the mental health field, and other helping fields. After completing your bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW), social workers are encouraged to take the state board test to be licensed (LBSW). After licensing, social workers are able to find employment in numerous agencies and with the state government.

Students should complete the Associate of Arts degree prior to transfer and should be aware that it may be necessary to take additional credit hours depending on the requirements of the intended transfer institution. Since admission to social work programs is competitive, completion of the recommended courses alone does not guarantee admission. These course recommendations are intended for students who are undecided about a transfer school. Students who have selected a transfer school should consult the catalog of that school and an academic advisor for requirements appropriate to the first two years of study.

Pathway Code: SOWO


General Education Requirements (39 hours)


Computer Literacy (3 hours)


Humanities (9 hours)


Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s)  

The following are the recommended electives for this pathway:

Social Sciences (9 hours)


Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC). 
For a list of course options click this link Social Science Elective(s)  

The following are recommended electives for this pathway

Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)


Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from Lab Science Elective(s)   (check transfer institution to see if a Life Science or Physical Science elective is required.) 
If not specified, BIO4111 - Principles of Biology would be the recommended course. 

  • Laboratory Science Elective 5 hour(s) ________________________________

Health & Physical Education (1 hour)


Complete one course from Health & Physical Education Elective(s) .

  • Health & Physical Education Elective 1 hour(s) _____________________________

Pathway Electives (23-24 hours)


These courses should be completed for this pathway.

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*


*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley Degree, however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.