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Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
The Social Work program of study at Illinois Central College consists of classes which will provide students with the academic foundation to transfer to a four-year school to complete the Bachelor´s of Social Work (BSW). The BSW is a specialized degree that educates students to be professional social workers and gain entry into direct human service professional positions.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; BIOL 111; SOC 110; Humanities

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; PSY 110; SOCWK 220; Physical Science; Fine Arts

Fall Semester 2:
PSY 202; SOC 114; COMM 110; Mathematics; Humanities/Fine Arts

Spring Semester 2:
SOC 120; SOC 218; SOC 219; SSC 115; Sociology Elective; Psychology Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
BIOL 111THE BIOLOGY OF MAN 4
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
SOC 114SOCIAL PROBLEMS 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE ***3
SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVE **3
PSY 202CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
SOC 120MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 3
SOC 218INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC 219THE SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN AMERICA 3
SOCWK 220INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK 3
SSC 115LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Sociology elective will depend upon the student's area of interest in social work and the requirements of the BSW degree program to which the student intends to transfer.
*** PSY 118 is strongly recommended.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Sciences and Public Services Department
Room 220D
(309)694-5331