Social Work Pathway

The Associate of Arts/Science

Contact Information
Dr. Nell W. Senter
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50266
nsenter@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

The social work program is designed for students who wish to enter the field of social work, which typically requires a bachelor's degree. The courses in social work offered by JSCC prepare a student for a four-year degree program in social work and provide a foundation for eventually working in the fields of school, family, medical, or clinical social work.

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Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

Natural Science Requirement
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
SWRK 2010 Introduction to Social Work
SWRK elective or SOCI 1020 Social Problems
One (1) of the following ECON courses
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
POLS 1030 American Government
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or
FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II
One (1) hour of general elective

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
SWRK 2010 Introduction to Social Work
SWRK elective or SOCI 1020 Social Problems
One (1) of the following ECON courses
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
POLS 1030 American Government
Seven (7) hours of general electives

The Associate of Arts/Science: Social Work requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.