Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges
The field of social work promotes human growth and development through education, public health, human welfare, and social justice. The transfer major in Social Work has been designed to teach students the qualities and characteristics of effective human service professionals that view clients as whole persons in the context of their family, culture, and community using a biopsychosocial perspective. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major related to Social Work.
Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University, State University of Iowa, and Northern Iowa. Some of these institutions may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Social Work Transfer Major program, students will be able to:
- Create organized paperwork, reports, and documentation.
- Demonstrate a practical knowledge of organizational networks to assist clients.
- Identify social sensitivity and cultural competency in practice.
- Identify social Science methods used in social research.
- Demonstrate an understanding of social welfare concepts, history, and social welfare’s role in society.
- Identify major social models and fields of social work and service programs.
- Implement professional standards and ethics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of marriage and family history, concepts, models, theories, and paradigms.
- Analyze sociology’s contributions to social science fields.
Take the following courses:
Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major
General Education Requirements
Communications (9 credits required)
Select a Composition I course (3 credits)
Select a Composition II course (3 credits)
Select a Speech course (3 credits)
Arts and Humanities (9 credits required)
Select a Literature course (3 credits)
Select a Humanities course (3 credits)
Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)
Cultural Historical Perspectives (6 credits required)
Select a Western Perspectives course (3 credits)
Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (4 credits required)
Select a Physical Sciences course (4 credits)
Computer Skills (3 credits required)
Select a Computer Skills course (3 credits)
Electives (up to 11 credits required)
Select coursework based on content area/endorsement.
Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Arts degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA.
Social Work Transfer Major, AA: 62 credits total
Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).
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