The Social Work area 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.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ||3|
|SOC 110||AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ||3|
|SOC 114||SOCIAL PROBLEMS ||3|
|BIOL 111||CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY ||4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||4|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *||3|
Required Program Courses
|PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE ***||3|
|SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVE **||3|
|PSY 202||CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT ||3|
|SOC 120||MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY ||3|
|SOC 218||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY ||3|
|SOC 219||THE SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN AMERICA ||3|
|SOCWK 220||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK ||3|
|SSC 115||LEADERSHIP 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.
Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.
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|
Program Contact Information
Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training