Associate of Science in Social Work
Georgia State University

Program Details

The associate’s degree in Social Work from Georgia State University is a pathway designed to prepare students for entry into further educational studies. A pathway is not considered a major and will not be represented on the diploma, but includes all the required classes to continue into a Social Work-related bachelor’s degree program.

Coursework for this online Social Work degree focuses on research methods, social theory, communications, and social welfare policy. Students will learn to think critically about the world around them, better understand the role of social structure in our lives, and be able to put theory into practice. 

Trained social workers can help people with personal and social challenges affecting their lives. They can work with clients with disabilities, health issues, family conflicts, delinquency, substance abuse, unemployment, and more.

A Social Work degree can lead to employment in a variety of workplaces such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Military installations
  • Nursing homes
  • Police departments/corrections
  • Private businesses
  • Government and public health agencies
  • Drug rehabilitation facilities
  • Schools


  • Official transcripts
  • High school transcript or official GED exam passing scores
  • Minimum test scores on the ACCUPLACER test(s) and/or SAT or ACT test scores

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges