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Associate of Arts General Transfer - Social Services Pathway

Associate of Arts General Transfer - Social Services Pathway

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

The Social Services Pathway of the Associate of Arts degree emphasizes transfer preparation for pursuing a bachelor's degree in social work.  An Associate of Arts degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.  Courses in this pathway focus on social welfare, sociology, and chemical dependency.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.  It is not designed to prepare students for the skills needed to obtain employment in the field of social work upon completion of the associate degree.  Students who wish to obtain more immediate employment in the field of social work should consider the Social Services Technology Associate of Applied Science degree that is offered at Clark State.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in Social Services, a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
Fall
FYE 1100 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
SWK 1100 Introduction to Social Work 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology 4
 
Spring
ENG 1112 English II 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
HST 1110 Western Civilization to 1600 3
BIO 1420 Global Biology 4
 
Fall
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
SWK 2230 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SOC 2240 Racial and Cultural Minorities  
or SOC 2230 Social Problems  
or SWK 2260 Multicultural Competence in a Diverse World 3
PLS 1100 Introduction to American Politics 3
SPN 1111 Beginning Spanish, Course I 3
 
Spring
SWK 1105 Chemical Dependency I: Pharmacology and Physiology of Psychoactive Substances 3
HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
SPN 1112 Beginning Spanish, Course II 3
 
  Total credit hours 60
All students pursuing the Associate of Arts degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Arts degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult their academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at https://www.ohiohighered.org/OGTP.