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AdvisorRobert S. Saunders, PhD
Chair, Social Sciences
850.769.1551 ext. 3826
Senior Administrative AssistantMs. Jody Walton
210 Social Sciences Building
Social Work, AA
Do You Have a Passion for Helping Others Resolve the Challenges They Face?
If you enjoy interacting with people who face a variety of challenges and you want to make a positive difference in the world around you, a career in social work is a perfect fit for you. In your studies at Gulf Coast State College, you will learn to practice social work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, child welfare agencies, the court system and in nursing homes, to name a few. Gulf Coast's Social Work Option, Liberal Arts, AA will give you a solid foundation to complete your degree at a four-year university. A title of Generalist Social Worker can be earned with the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree, and can be completed at Florida State University's Panama City (FSU PC) campus right across the street from Gulf Coast State College. In addition to completion of the BSW, a Master's degree can also be obtained at FSU-PC, and can prepare you for state licensure at the Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) level.
Social Work Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
MAC1105, College Algebra
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics
BSC1005, General Biological Science, BSC2010, or BSC2085
POS2041, American National Government
SYG2000, Principles of Sociology or SYG2010, Social Problems
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What can you do with Social Work Associate of Arts?
In this field, people find careers as:
Child and Family Social Worker
Child Welfare Worker
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
School Social Worker
Medical Social Worker
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of Central Florida
Florida State University
University of West Florida
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