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Social Work

A.S.

Expected Hours for A.S. Degree

63

What is Social Work Emphasis General Transfer Major?

Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers assist people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Some social workers help clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or a social problem, such as inadequate housing, unemployment, or substance abuse.  Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts sometimes involving child or spousal abuse.  Some social workers conduct research, advocate for improved services, engage in systems design, or are involved in planning or policy development.  Many social workers specialize in serving a particular population or working in a specific setting. (source: National Association of Social Workers)

This program is provided for students who plan to earn an Associate of Science Degree for transfer toward a Bachelor of Science Degree at a four year college.  This program is also suitable for the student who wishes to complete only the two-year program at Cleveland State and enter the workforce as a social work assistant.

What will I learn?

As a social work assistant (A.S.) or a social worker (B.S.W.) you will:

  1. Identify as a professional social work assistant (A.S.) or a professional social worker (B.S.W.) and conduct oneself accordingly.
  2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
  3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  4. Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
  7. Apply knowledge of human behavior in the social environment.
  8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
  9. Respond to contexts that shape practice.
  10. Engage , assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

SWRK 2010

Introduction to Social Work

3

SOCI 1010

Introduction to Sociology

3

PHIL 1040 OR RELS 2020

Introduction to Ethics

OR

Religions of the World

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • Completion of any writing learning support required.
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  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
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  • Work with your advisor to discuss spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

PSYC 1030

Introduction to Psychology

3

ART 2000 OR MUS 1030

Art History Survey I OR Introduction to Music

3

COMM 2025

Fundamentals of Communication

3

SWRK 2050

Crisis and Mental Health

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • Successful completion of SWRK 2010 of a grade of B or higher.
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  • Successful completion of math learning support required   
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  • Successful completion of learning support required for COMM 2025

Cooperative Education and Service-Learning Experience are great ways to gain hands-on experience in your career field and make sure your selected career is a good fit for you. These experiences are also great to share in future job interviews and resumes.  Email coopeducation@clevelandstatecc.edu for more information.

Now is a good time to start talking with your advisor about your four-year college plans.  They can assist you with making the right course selections and the transfer process you will need to initiate as you also prepare to graduate from CSCC.
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  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.

  • Attend the college transfer social work reception
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  • Work with your advisor to discuss Summer and Fall registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

BIOL 1010

Introduction to Biology

4

SWRK 2040

Interviewing Skills

3

SWRK 2060

Family and Children Services

3

HIST 2310 OR

HIST 2010

Early World History OR

Early United States History

3

ENGL 2110 OR ENGL 2310

Early American Literature OR Early World Literature

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • Successful completion of SWRK 2040 with a grade of B or higher.
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  • Complete Intent to Graduate form for spring semester graduation.
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  • Complete application documents for admittance to your chosen accredited BSW program.  Deadlines are institution specific so check with each individual college to meet due dates.

Be sure to report your completed, approved Service-Learning hours at http://srvc.tbr.edu/ to be eligible for a Service-Learning Student Recognition Award at graduation. Need assistance? Email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu.

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  • FINANCIAL ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  •  
  • Work with your advisor to discuss spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

BIOL 1020

Diversity of Life

4

SWRK 2030

Introduction to Social Welfare and Policy

3

SWRK 1130 OR  SWRK 1320 OR SOCI/SWRK 2040

Substance Abuse OR Aging in America OR Cultural Diversity

3

HIST 2320  OR HIST 2020

Modern World History OR  Modern United States History

3

SWRK 1060

Social Work Practicum

1

Subtotal

63


Spring Semester Milestones


  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
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  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.
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  • Complete exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.

Be sure to report your completed, approved Service-Learning hours at http://srvc.tbr.edu/ to be eligible for a Service-Learning Student Recognition Award at graduation. Need assistance? Email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu.

FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

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