Program Summary

What is Social Work?

Social workers are dedicated to strengthening the community by identifying need and matching people with available resources, services, and opportunities. Students who follow the Social Work Track within Behavioral Sciences will develop a strong foundation for pursuing a four-year Social Work degree. Social Work is a vital part of community outreach, and is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. Area university requirements for social work were examined carefully in the development of this track. It is recommended that students check with their intended transfer university as they consider the selection of their electives. 

What is Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Study?

Interdisciplinary study calls on students to use multiple approaches to understand the factors which influence human ideas and action. Students who intend to major or minor in any combination of psychology, sociology and social work are well served by this track. When it comes to our motivations and interactions with one another, often times it is helpful to call on multiple fields of study.  Social work is an example of one occupation that requires the combination of both sociology and psychology to solve problems, but there are many other occupations that integrate these fields of study. Students wishing to explore the basics of each field will be well served by this track.  


Behavioral Science Education Plan

Behavioral Science Degree
Associate of Arts 
60 Credit Hours 

Syllabus Search 

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Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.


Social Work 

  • Child Services
  • Family Services
  • School Intervention
  • Mental Health Work
  • Hospice Care
  • Administrator
  • Substance Abuse & Rehab
  • Policy Research & Analysis

Dr. Karen Kaiser
Program Coordinator

Marlya Mitchell
Social Work Instructor 

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