Program Overview

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

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Requires 60 - 61 credit hours for degree completion.

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

    School Overview

    Founded in 1993, South Texas College serves more than 34,000 students on five state-of-the-art campuses, two teaching centers and one virtual campus. South Texas College is a model of collaboration with public schools and has one of the largest dual enrollment programs in the state of Texas. A variety of dual enrollment programs have been instituted, including five academies, drop-out recovery programs and other unique initiatives with 24 school districts, and over 78 high school sites throughout Hidalgo and Starr counties. The programs allow eligible students to take college courses while attending high school.

    South Texas College awards associate’s degrees and certificates, as well as bachelor of applied sciences degrees. Through the college's new virtual campus, students not only have access to more than 500 online courses, but also online associate’s degree options so students never need set foot on an STC campus to earn their degree.


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