Social Work And Human Services Pre-Major

Overview

Prepare for a major in Social Work and Human Services by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree.

The field of social work promotes human growth and development through education, public health, human welfare and social justice. Professionals in this field typically connect individuals and families with resources to meet basic needs and improve the quality of life. Professionals who focus on Social Work typically interact directly with clients to carry out social programs, connect them with services, assess their needs and provide counseling. Those who specialize in Human Services take a more administrative or managerial focus aimed at planning programs to serve the needs of a particular population.

The Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) is part of Shoreline’s General Transfer program and is designed to meet the first two years of requirements of most four-year degrees.

Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2019-2020
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-Citizen
 
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

 *Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs. 

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

This program option is designed to support Shoreline’s general education outcomes: 

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:  Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic. 
  • Communication Skills:  Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages. 
  • Multicultural Understanding:  Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States. 
  • Information Literacy:  Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society. 
  • General Intellectual Abilities:  Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations. 
  • Global Awareness:  Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

Careers & Opportunities

Students who major in Social Work or Human Services develop strong communication skills, as well as critical thinking, resource management and advocacy skills. They often work as social workers, counselors, case managers, probation officers, professors, researchers, consultants and/or mediators. Potential employers include: Government agencies, non-profit organizations, mental health agencies, public and private schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and health care facilities, courts and correctional facilities, advocacy groups, foundations and self-employment/private practice.

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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