Prepare for a career in the helping professions by beginning college at Minnesota State College Southeast.
The 2 year Pre Social Work Transfer Pathways degree offers a valuable route to a satisfying career, where you can be a resource for individuals and families who need help and guidance. By earning an A.S. in Pre Social work, you will be ready to transfer to any of the universities in the Minnesota State system.
You will complete the MN Transfer Credit package of 40 general education credits and an additional 20 career-focused credits specific to preparation in the Social Work field. A work-related externship is required, providing you with an opportunity to explore your educational and career objectives through practical work experience in a social work related setting.
Graduates who go on to complete the Bachelors of Social Work or a higher degree may find work at local and regional service agencies as licensed social workers in the fields of school, family, medical, or clinical social work.
Apply now for admission to Minnesota State College Southeast.
From the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics
The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of core values. These core values, embraced by social workers throughout the profession's history, are the foundation of social work's unique purpose and perspective:
- social justice
- dignity and worth of the person
- importance of human relationships
Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway (AS)View Classes
W/RW - 60 cr
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The Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to related bachelor's degree programs at Minnesota State universities.
The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status.
All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.
The Pre Social Work Transfer Pathway (AS) degree transfers to the following 4-year degree programs:
|Transfer University||4-Year Degree Name|
|Bemidji State University ||Social Work, BS|
|Metropolitan State University||Social Work, BSW|
|Minnesota State University, Moorhead||Social Work, BSW|
|Minnesota State University, Mankato||Social Work, BSSW|
|Southwest Minnesota State University||Social Work, BS|
|St Cloud State University ||Social Work, BS|
|Winona State University ||Social Work, BSW|