AAS Transfer Option – Social Welfare

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Big Bend Community College Sociology

Social Welfare is a course of study about our society’s response to human need.  This program is designed to enhance student awareness and understanding of the fields of social welfare and social work and their response to this human need.  Social welfare is valuable major for those seeking careers in such fields as services to families, health care, mental health, corrections, gerontology, law, drug and alcohol rehabilition, vocational rehabilitation, the clergy, and industry.  Although a two-year degree with emphasis in this area may aid employment in the social welfare system, students should be prepared to continue their education through bachelor’s degree in social work at a four-year institution.

Since programs differ at each college, students who intend to transfer should consult program outlines in the catalog of the college or university which they plan to attend.  The following recommended courses prepare students for most baccalaureate institutions.  Students should prepare their quarterly schedules with the assistance of an advisor knowledgeable in the transfer area.

Recommended Pre-Major Courses

Course Description Credits
ANTH& 100 Survey of Anthropology    5
CJ& 101 Intro Criminal Justice    5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology    5
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology    5
SOC& 201 Social Problems    5
SOC 220 Marriage and the Family    5
SOC 273 Introduction to Social Welfare    5

Related General Education Courses

Course Description Credits
HIS&T 136 US History I    5
HIST& 137 US History II    5
POLS& 202 American Govenment    5
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology    5
PSYC 205 Introduction to Social Psychology    5
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