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Social Work-Generalist Associate in Applied Science

Social Work: Generalist

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

​​The Social Work A.A.S. includes the study of the generalist approach to working with an individual, family, group, or community. The degree can lead to employment as an aide to a social worker in government, community, or private social service agencies. ​​

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)


Program/Plan Number


Funding Options

Open For Enrollment






General Education Requirements

15  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.​

Program Core Requirements

31  CH
​Select Social Service 228 OR 248.

Additional Requirements


Elective Program Requirements

14  CH
Students are urged to take elective courses in Psychology, Sociology, Child Development, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Addiction Studies to become familiar with various approaches  to individual, group, or societal problems. In addition, Computer Information Systems 120: Introduction to Microcomputers and English 102: Composition, are strongly recommended. Meet with a college Academic Advisor for course selection. 

Area of Focus


Focus Electives


Required Work-Based Learning Courses

6  CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours

Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)


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