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Associate in Arts - Pre-Major
Social Work

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer course. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represent one way in which program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Arts

A1010Q
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Communication Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    13 3 0 17

Spring Semester
BIO 112 General Biology II 3 3 0 4
MAT 155 Statistical Analysis NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
MAT 155A Statistics Analysis Lab 0 2 0 1
POL 120 American Government 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
   
    15 5 0 17

Fall Semester
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Literature Core 3 0 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Humanities/Fine Arts Core (**) (**) (0) (3)
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ PED Elective-activity course 0 3 0 1
   
    14 5 0 16

Spring Semester
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional * * * 4
   
    1 2 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

This template has been developed by university and community college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in Social Work. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

See Associate in Arts A10100 and your academic advisor for all Core and Professional choices.

Required:

CIS 110; COM 231; MAT 161 ; PED 110; PED activity course; POL 120; PSY 150; and SOC 210

Recommended:

ANT 210: BIO 111 and BIO 112; ECO 251, ECO 252, HIS 122, HIS 132, MAT 155, PSY 241, PSY 281, SPA 111, or SPA 112

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.