Social Work Liberal Arts Transfer Major

Study in Social Work will help you gain skills in critical thinking, research methods, understanding the way society works, and understanding the relationship between individuals and the societies in which we live. Social Work emphasizes the importance of social environment as it affects the quality of people’s lives. The skills you learn studying Social Work are transferable to many careers.

Career Opportunities

A Social Work degree prepares students for career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The following are some of the major career fields you can pursue related to Social Work:

  • School social work
  • Older adults
  • Mental health
  • Healthcare
  • People with disabilities
  • Criminal justice/corrections
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Substance use, abuse, and dependence

The National Association of Social Workers provides additional information on careers in Social Work.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Required number of credits: 62

Courses are subject to change.

Social Work Transfer Courses
BIO-154 Human Biology O E 3
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3
POL-111 American National Government O E 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology O E 3
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3
SOC-120 Marriage and Family O E 3
SOC-160 Introduction to Social Work E 3
SOC-180 Social Work Interactional Skills 3
SOC-181 Field Experience 1
Total Credits 25

Remaining Liberal Arts Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics
B. Physical Sciences
4
II. Humanities 9
IV. Communications 9
V. Social Diversity 3
VII. Elective Courses 12
Total Credits 37

School of Social Work Colleges and Universities in Iowa

Involvement Opportunities

  • Hawkeye Reads: A campus-wide program that seeks to support the College's Institutional Outcomes and increase literacy.

  • MAPS (Minds, Actions, People, Society): Special interest club for students interested in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work.

  • Multicultural Student Organization: A student-led group created to be a platform for students to focus on diversity issues that shape our world.

  • Student Ambassadors: A group of students who assist the Admissions office with the recruitment of new students and who represent and promote Hawkeye.

  • Student Leadership Council: Represents and promotes the common interests and general welfare of the student body.

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