Why Choose an Associates Degree in Social Work?
The Social Work Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who intend to transfer into the BSW program at Ferris State University. The Social Work Associate in Arts provides students with a solid base of social work knowledge and its application.
First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements for an Associate’s degree is here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Course above or program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
The Social Work AA program leads to an Associate in Arts degree. Graduation requires (1) a minimum 2.0 GPA overall, (2) a minimum 'C' grade in all social work courses, (3)completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website and (4) completion of a minimum of 60 credits.
PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Dave Schrock
Social Work Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
ADA compliant checksheets are being developed for the 2019-2020 Catalog. If you would like to request an ADA compliant checksheet before the 19-20 catalog is published, please send your request to: FSUCurriculum@ferris.edu
Social Work, AA - 60 Credits
The BA core consists of one COMM course and proficiency in a foreign language through the 201 level.
To reach the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.