Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Social Work

Study in Social Work will help you gain skills in critical thinking, research methods, understanding the way society works, and understanding the relationship between individuals and the societies in which we live. Social Work emphasizes the importance of social environment as it affects the quality of people’s lives. The skills you learn studying Social Work are transferable to many careers.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

Social Work Transfer Courses
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC115 Social Problems 3
SOC120 Marriage and Family 3
SOC160 Introduction to Social Work 3
SOC200 Minority Group Relations 3
SOC205 Diversity in America 3

Career Opportunities

A Social Work degree prepares students for career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The following are some of the major career fields you can pursue related to Social Work:

  • School Social Work
  • Older Adults
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • People with Disabilities
  • School Social Work
  • Criminal Justice/Corrections
  • Children, Youth & Families
  • Substance Use, Abuse & Dependence

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Faculty Mentor

Chatara Mabry
Black Hawk Hall 230
319-296-2329 ext.1576
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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1060
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Academic Advisor

Brittany Warren
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
319-296-4041
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