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Social Work Liberal Arts Emphasis

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.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

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

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor 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 or transfer to your future major.

 Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course

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Social Work Transfer Courses
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $533.25
SOC-115 Social Problems 3 $533.25
SOC-120 Marriage and Family 3 $533.25
SOC-160 Introduction to Social Work 3 $533.25
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations 3 $533.25
SOC-205 Diversity in America 3 $533.25

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Liberal Arts Academic Advisor

Brittany Warren
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1086
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Faculty Mentor

Chatara Mabry
Black Hawk Hall 230
319-296-2329 ext.1576
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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1060
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Department Secretary

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Dean

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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