Social Work, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Social Work. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an AA degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 125 Introductory Statistics 1 4
General Education Biology 1
or Human Biology
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 1 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
SOC 201 Intro To the Study Of Society 1 3
PHIL 107 Ethics 1 3
Physical Sciences course 1 4
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Fine Arts course 1 3
ANTHRO 202 Cultural Anthropology (HD) 1 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 4
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Elective 2 3
 Total Hours60

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Pathway ElectiveS

PSYCH 211Social Psychology (HD)3
PSYCH 224Life Span Developmental Psychology3
Any Psychology course3
SOC SER 101Introduction To Social Work3
Any Sociology course3

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.