ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
Social Work
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Jan Brewer, LCSW-C, 443-412-2636, jbrewer@harford.edu; or Dr. Sharon Stowers, 443-412-2059; stowers@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Sociology program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in government, business, and non-profit organizations, such as research and demography, clinical and counseling services, applied anthropology, and human services. Students can choose from three concentrations that have been developed to facilitate transfer to baccalaureate programs in sociology, social work, or anthropology/sociology.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the sociology program, students will be able to:
  1. Apply basic concepts and theories of the discipline to various social structures.
  2. Compose research papers employing appropriate information literacy skills and using standard writing formats such as APA.
  3. Identify patterns of human behavior and apply appropriate human constructs through their participation in an experiential learning activity.
  4. Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.
  5. Identify and employ the Council on Social Work Educationís (CSWE) ten core competency standards and practice behaviors for Generalist Social Work practice.

# Social Work Track Elective
(Choose one course)
 SOC 213Criminology (same course as CJ 213) 3
 CJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
 PSY 208Alcohol/Drugs: Impact on Behavior 3
 PSY 212The Helping Relationship 3

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Students have options for transfer to many institutions, both in Maryland and across the United States.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for sociologists are expected to grow through 2020. Employment for social workers, especially, is expected to increase faster than average (25%) 2010- 2020.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 101English Composition 3
PSY 101General Psychology 3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective *4
 Semester Total13
   
Second Semester Credits
SOC 102Social Problems 3
ENG 109English Composition: Research Writing 3
SOC 200Introduction to Social Work 3
Mathematics Elective **/^3
General Elective ****3
 Semester Total15
   
Third Semester   Credits
SOC 201Marriage and the Family 3
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals 3
SOC 214Juvenile Delinquency 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
General Elective ****3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
ECON 102Microeconomics  
              or  
PS 101American National Government  
              or  
PS 102State and Local Government 3
Social Work Track Elective #3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
History Elective ***3
Biological/Physical Science Elective ^^3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total16
   

* BIO 100 (Fundamentals of Biology) or BIO 120 (General Biology) is recommended.
** MATH 216 (Introduction to Statistics) is recommended if transfer is planned.
*** History elective should be chosen to satisfy the requirements of the institution to which transfer is planned.
**** Electives should be chosen according to personal and career interests or to the requirements of the institution to which transfer is planned. It is suggested students take 3-9 credits of foreign language.
^ A four credit course in mathematics may be substituted.
^^ A four credit Biological/Physical Science Lab course may be substituted.