Feb 22, 2024
KANSAS PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBLE PROGRAM
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.
Suggested Course Plan by Semester
General Education Requirements (38 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, BIO4119 - Environmental Biology with Lab would be the recommended course.
- Laboratory Science Elective 5 hour(s) ________________________________
Pathway Electives (24 hours)
The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 24 hours of Pathway Electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses to complete within this block.
In addition to the recommended transfer electives, PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is highly recommended as an elective for students enrolled in this pathway.
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.