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Social Work 2+2 (Transfer to West Virginia University), A.A.

Social Work 2+2
Associate in Arts Degree
Transfer to West Virginia University

Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Arts degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the specified 61-66 credit hours at West Virginia University, they will receive a Bachelor in Social Work (B.S.W.) Degree.

Students successfully completing and receiving an A.A. degree under the 2+2 agreement with West Virginia University’s School of Social Work should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the “human services/social work” profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, and strategies used in social work/human services
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of psychology and human development
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to the ethical standards of the social work/human services professions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to the needs and problems of different client populations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how social, cultural, family, and individual factors influence needs and affect the delivery of social work/human services
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the 2+2 Social Work A.A. degree
  • Apply knowledge and basic skills related to therapeutic communication and relationships in social work
  • Utilize critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization and interest in the profession

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