Social Work Studies Degree | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Social Work Studies

Program Description

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a CT State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 GPA.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication course listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics 3
Scientific Knowledge BIO*H115 Human Biology 4
Scientific Reasoning Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Social Phenomena SOC*H101 Principles of Sociology 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirements HSE*H101 Introduction to Human Services 3
POL*H111 American Government 3
PSY*H111 General Psychology I 3
SOC*H201 Contemporary Social Issues at NVCC 3
ANT*H105 Cultural Anthropology 3
General Education Elective - Creativity 3
General Education Elective - Global Knowledge 3
Choose one or two of the following:
HSE*H202 Introduction to Counseling and Interviewing
HSE*H281 Human Services Field Work I
3 or 6
Unrestricted Electives 1 3-6

Total Credits: 61

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1Students should consider beginning or completing work on foreign language requirements not already met in high school and beginning work on minor requirements of some CSUs. They may also complete other State University General Education requirements.

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