2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, AA


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**THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY ADMITTING NEW STUDENTS.**

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.

Admission Requirements: You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. This suggested plan for two-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Program Learning Objectives:

Students enrolled in the Social Work AA Program will learn to:

  • Learn skills needed for dealing with people in areas such as but not limited to family services, children's services, public schools, and hospitals.
  • Acquire the foundation of undergraduate classes need to further matriculate into a BS degree at Lake or Dayton campus.

Program Learning Outcomes:

As a result of their program learning experiences, students can:

  • Exhibit skills needed for dealing with people in areas such as but not limited to family services, children's services, public schools, and hospitals.
  • Have the foundation of undergraduate classes needed to further matriculate into a BS degree at Lake or Dayton 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


Required

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Required

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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