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Pre-Social Work

Compassion-Based Learning

Bringing vulnerable back into fold

Social work is a profession dedicated to bringing individuals who’ve been knocked down by abuse or neglect, financial hardship or lack of necessities back into the fold of a caring society.

Social workers have a vital role in society. If a career helping others overcome challenges and realize their full potential appeals to you, our program is your starting point!

Designed to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program, the minimum credential required to become a social worker, our program will provide you with a foundation of knowledge and understanding that’ll allow you to turn your compassion into action.

For a look at all the courses in our program, consult the course list.

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Pre-Social Work

Service learning

Many of our faculty are practicing social workers passionate about helping others.

They’ll involve you in service-learning projects that’ll give you practical experience working with the vulnerable.

Your courses will include:

  • Changing of America, 1945 to Present
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introduction to Latin America or Introduction to Japan
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • And more!

Entry-level career options

While working on your bachelor’s degree, your associate degree will qualify you for positions that include family support worker, home-based assistant and social service assistant.

And Career Services is here to help you with the job search and interview preparation, including developing your resume.

Ready to turn your compassion into action?

Contact an associate dean at 586.286.2282,, or 586.445.7354, for help getting started.