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Social Work Transfer - Wright State University

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield locations.

The Social Work Transfer program provides curricular options to prepare a student to transfer into the Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work at Wright State University. It serves as a semester-by-semester guideline for transfer. It is not designed to prepare students with the skills needed to obtain employment in the field of social work upon completion of this associate degree. Students who wish to obtain employment in the social work field upon completion of an associate degree should follow the Social Services Technology Associate of Applied Science degree that is offered at Clark State.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Some individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in Pre-Social Work, a graduate will be able to meet the goals outlined for the general Associate of Arts degree; additionally, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with social welfare policies and processes.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of social work profession and practice.
  • Display an appreciation and respect of diversity.

Scholastic Preparation
Students entering this program should have taken the college preparatory courses offered by their high schools. Students who did not take this track may require college preparatory classes or additional coursework at Clark State.

Foreign language courses are not required for a Clark State AA degree. Foreign language courses are required for BA in social work from WSU.  Students may take SPN 1111, 1112, and 2111 at Clark State toward this requirement. SPN 1111 and SPN 1112 are included in the curriculum plan. Foreign language proficiency may replace the foreign language courses; the student who has taken foreign language courses in high school should consult with advisors at Wright State University regarding this requirement.

Transfer to Wright State
Admission to Wright State’s Social Work program is competitive. Admission requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher, a grade of C or higher in ENG 1111 and 1112, and completion of the official application to the Social Work program. Students should apply to WSU’s Social Work program by 4 p.m. February 1, to be considered for admission. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The Wright State University Social Work application is available on their Department of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work web site.

Course Title Credits
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology * 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
HST 1110 Western Civilization to 1600 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SWK 1100 Introduction to Social Work 3
BIO 1420 Global Biology * 4
ENG 1112 English II 3
MTH 1050 Mathematics and Today's World 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
-- Non Western World Elective (GA)** 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I 3
PHL 2050 Deductive Logic 3
SPN 1111 Spanish I 3
SWK 2231 Introduction to Social Welfare *** 3.2
SWK 2260 Multicultural Competence in a Diverse World 3
ECO 1100 General Economics 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
HUM 2899 Capstone Seminar 3
PLS 1100 Introduction to American Politics 3
SPN 1112 Spanish II 3
  Total Credit Hours 66.2

* Recommend taking the BIO 1410, 1420 sequence to meet Natural Science requirement since BIO 1420 is required as one of the natural science courses for this program.

**Students may choose from the following CSCC (Non-western) courses - GEO 2200, PHL 2400, RST 2700, RST 2800 or SOC 2220.

***SWK 2230 and SWK 2271 can be substituted for SWK 2231.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.