The Human Services Program at SCCC is designed to transfer seamlessly to a a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW or BASW) at the following four-year colleges or universities:
• Centenary College
• East Stroudsburg University
• Ramapo College
• Rutgers University –Newark
The Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW or BASW) is a licensable degree in most states. People who hold this degree work in public and private-not-for-profit agencies as advocates, counselors, researchers, administrators and lobbyists. They work in gerontology, child welfare, mental health, domestic violence intervention/prevention, developmental disabilities programs, family support agencies, hospitals, juvenile justice programs, , and a host of other social service settings.
The BSW degree also provides the opportunity for advanced standing in a Master of Social Work program. Roughly half of SCCC’s Human Services graduates go on to receive their Master’s in Social Work.
The Human Services Program at SCCC is designed to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work program. Here are some things to ask yourself before deciding that you want to become a social worker:
- Are you concerned about inequality, injustice, and unequal distribution of resources? Do you want to participate in ending these problems?
- Are you committed to working with those who are poor, socially or educationally disadvantaged, and/or marginalized?
- Are you willing to work hard and know that while you will make a decent living, you will never become wealthy?
- Are you interested in social institutions, social problems, and in understanding not only the psychological, but also the economic and social circumstances that create difficulties in people’s lives?
If your answer to two or more of these questions is a clear “yes”, then you may have found the right career for you!
Required SCCC courses for the A.S. degree in Human Services (chart below)
|HUMS101||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE|
|HUMS120||INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING|
|JUMS203||HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: DIVERSITY|
|HUMS205||SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY|
|HUMS220||FIELD EXPERIENCE IN HUMAN SERVICES|
|SOCA215||PERSPECTIVES ON RACE, GENDER, CLASS AND CULTURE|
|SOCA208||SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY|
For more information contact Naomi Miller, Program Coordinator at 973-300-2190 / firstname.lastname@example.org