Social Work, AA

The Associate of Arts, Social Work degree is designed for students seeking careers in social work or related fields. The degree requirements include a well-balanced general education curriculum. Program specific curriculum provides students with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and an overview of modern practice in social work. In addition, students will be introduced to social work research, human development, and social welfare history. This course of study is designed as a university transfer program that substantially meets the requirements for the first two years of study for the B.S.W in social work at UNR. In addition, students have the possibility to begin work on a minor in addiction treatment services at UNR. Students wishing to transfer to any other baccalaureate program should work closely with TMCC advisors and advisors at the institution of transfer to obtain recommended courses for transfer.

Outcomes:

Students completing this degree will:

  • Apply knowledge about diversity and difference in specific social work scenarios.
  • Engage in research-informed practices and apply these practices to their coursework.
  • Apply critical analysis of specific social work scenarios. 

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English 13-6
Must include:
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Fine Arts3
Recommended: Select one of the following to also fulfill Diversity.
Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art
Women in Art
Dance Appreciation
Theater: a Cultural Context
Humanities3
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change 2
Mathematics3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Science6
Required:
General Biology for Non-Majors
Social Science
Required:
SOC 101Principles of Sociology3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
U.S. & Nevada Constitutions[3]
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Degree Requirements
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BIOL/PSY 105Introduction to Neuroscience3
or HDFS 201 Lifespan Human Development
COM 101Oral Communication3
CPD 116Substance Abuse-Fundamental Facts and Insights3
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
PHIL 102Critical Thinking and Reasoning3
PSY 101General Psychology3
PSY 241Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 275Introduction to Marriage and the Family3
SW 101Introduction to Social Work3
SW 250Social Welfare, History, and Policy3
Electives
Any transferable elective3
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units will become elective units.

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

3

See options to complete foreign language requirements and consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International Students
3
Mathematics 5 3
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 5 3
U.S. & Nevada Constitutions/Humanities 5 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International Students
3
SW 101 Introduction to Social Work 3
BIOL 100 General Biology for Non-Majors 3
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
SOC 275 Introduction to Marriage and the Family 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Elective 5, 6 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
SW 250 Social Welfare, History, and Policy 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
CPD 116 Substance Abuse-Fundamental Facts and Insights 3
HDFS 201
Lifespan Human Development
or Introduction to Neuroscience
or Introduction to Neuroscience
3
PSY 241 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
Science 4 3
PHIL 102 Critical Thinking and Reasoning 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60
4

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree. 

5

See program recommendations or requirements.

6

If you opt to take CH 203 as recommended to fulfill U.S. and Nevada Constitutions, you will need three elective units.