2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Social Work

Degree Type: Associate in Arts
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Social Work, AA Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose an Associate's Degree in Social Work? - Program Spotlight

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. 

More Information 

PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Dave Schrock
PHONE: 231-591-3705
E-MAIL:

Social Work Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2225

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Social Work, AA - 60 Credits

Major Courses - 44 Credits
Intro-Social Work Profession
2
Soc Work Interviewing Skills 1
3
Agency and Program Orientation
1
Introductory Field Experience
3
Intro to Social Welfare
3
Individual & Family Practice
4
Foundations of Practice
3
Introduction to Psychology
3
Choose one BIOL:
Genetics-Human Aspects
4
Biological Concepts
4
Basic Human Anatomy-Physiology
4
Environmental Biology
4
Choose one COMM:

BA Core

3-15
Interpersonal Communication
3
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Small Group Decision Making
3

The BA core consists of one COMM course and proficiency in a foreign language through the 201 level.

Choose one PLSC:
Electives
To reach the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.
Amer Gov 1-People and Politics
3
Amer Gov 2-Policy Making
3
Choose one:
Lifespan of Human Development
3
Life Span Human Growth - Devel
3
Choose one:
Introductory Sociology
3
Social Problems
3
Choose one:
Marriage and the Family
3
Gender Roles in Society
3
Choose one:
Comparative Religions
3
Eastern Religions
3
Western Religions
3