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Associate of Arts in Social Work

Program Details

South Texas College offers an Associate of Arts in Social Work, a profession devoted to helping people function the best they can in their environment. Social workers act as advocates for children and families in need, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, pregnant teenagers, and many other diverse populations. Social workers provide advice, advocacy, and support to those who have personal and social problems and work in the community to promote social justice. 

Upon completion, the student will be prepared to work in a variety of public and private social service settings, such as:

  • schools and hospitals
  • juvenile detention and residential facilities
  • crisis centers
  • information and referral programs
  • hospices
  • employee assistance programs
  • nursing homes
  • home health agencies
  • adult day care centers


Requires 60 - 61 credit hours for degree completion.

Official transcripts from high school or proof of GED completion. TSI Assessment (Texas state assessment).

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges