2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, AA

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Program Description:

The Social Work Associate of Arts major prepares students for articulation or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. The student who earns this degree may find employment as a social work assistant. This occupation involves dealing with people often working for family services, children’s services, public schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and probation and parole boards.

Social Work Assistants work in a wide range of employment settings. This degree is a good foundation for pursuing the four-year baccalaureate degree which expands career opportunities. Wright State (Dayton campus) offers a number of related  baccalaureate degrees such as social work, psychology, business, sociology, or rehabilitation. A Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership is offered at the Lake Campus.

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics 3 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 7 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6

Required courses

Multicultural Competence (MC)

Two Multicultural Competence (MC) Core courses are required

Writing Across the Curriculum (IW)

Two Integrated Writing (IW) Core courses are required

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 6 Hours

III. Related Requirements: 12 Hours

IV. Electives: 3 Hours

Total: 60 Hours

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work should take PHL 3000 prior to matriculation.

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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