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Associate of Science in Social Sciences - Pre-Social Work Specialization

Associate of Science
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

The Pre-Social Work specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University and major in social work. This specialization was developed in collaboration with VCU, and an articulation agreement exists for eligible students who transfer to VCU. Students who pursue a different degree program at VCU will be subject to a reevaluation of transferable credits for their elected course of study. Students interested in this specialization should meet with the Pre-Social Work program head at Reynolds and are required to do so during their first semester of study.


Program Credit Requirements
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Requirements
Required Credits
Associate of Science in Social Sciences - Pre-Social Work Specialization
62
Associate of Science in Social Sciences - Pre-Social Work Specialization
62
Course Grad Req 882-02
62
Soc Sci Pre-Social Work Req
62
ENG 111
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
History Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
SDV 100
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
MTH 161 or MTH 154
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Personal Wellness
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Language
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
MTH 245
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ITE 152
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
English Literature Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
SOC 200
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
BIO 101
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
PHI 111 or PHI 220
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
HMS 100
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
PSY 200
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
HMS 121
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
PSY 230
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
SOC 210 or SOC 211
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ENG 112
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
History Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
BIO 102
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
Residency
62
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 46 credits may be applied to this program.
GPA
62
This requires a minimum GPA of 2
Program Overview & Guidance
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
Hybrid
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Transfer Degree
Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? Students take basic, transfer general education credits that have been tailored to transfer smoothly and directly into VCU's Bachelor of Social Work degree program.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Students should follow the "roadmap" as presented in the college catalog. An Advising Checklist is available from the Program Head which can be helpful.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and J Sargeant Reynolds Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? BIO.101 and BIO.102 are the required science courses; no other science courses will substitute. Students must take Pre-Social Work-designated sections of HMS.100 and HMS.121 for those classes to be accepted by VCU. ENG.210 is typically NOT offered in the summer.
Do More With Your Degree The requirement for Precalculus with Trigonometry may be met by MTH 161/162 or MTH 167. 
Program Successes & Highlights Social Work is a high-demand field and our Articulation Agreement with VCU allows Reynolds' students who successfully complete this degree to transfer to VCU as juniors into their BSW
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Not Required

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Prior learning is considered
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
External Link
Transfer Admission Application
External Link
Transfer Student Aid
External Link
Number of Transfer Students
916
Percent of Transfer Students
100% of students who have earned an American high school diploma or completed a GED or equivalency.
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? https://issuu.com/reynoldscommunitycollege/docs/digital_hs_recruitment_packet?fr=sZmMwOTQ3OTA5NA
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Not Required
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
11-9151.00Social and Community Service ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.Management Occupations
21-1021.00Child, Family, and School Social WorkersProvide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.Community and Social Service Occupations
21-1022.00Healthcare Social WorkersProvide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family caregivers. Provide patients with information and counseling, and make referrals for other services. May also provide case and care management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.Community and Social Service Occupations
21-1023.00Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social WorkersAssess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.Community and Social Service Occupations
25-1113.00Social Work Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
21-1029.00Social Workers, All OtherAll social workers not listed separately.Community and Social Service Occupations
21-1099.00Community and Social Service Specialists, All OtherAll community and social service specialists not listed separately.Community and Social Service Occupations
43-4061.00Eligibility Interviewers, Government ProgramsDetermine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.Office and Administrative Support Occupations
21-1019.00Counselors, All OtherAll counselors not listed separately.Community and Social Service Occupations
21-1013.00Marriage and Family TherapistsDiagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.Community and Social Service Occupations
21-1092.00Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment SpecialistsProvide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.Community and Social Service Occupations
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-4061.00Social Science Research AssistantsAssist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
25-1069.00Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All OtherAll postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-3099.00Social Scientists and Related Workers, All OtherAll social scientists and related workers not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3099.01Transportation PlannersPrepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations