The Associates in Arts in Social Work and Human Services for Transfer degree (AA-T in Social Work and Human Services) is designed to prepare students for transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Social Work and Human Services or similar major. Social Work and Human Services is an applied behavioral science that specializes in the application of learned skills and methods for helping people from many different social backgrounds. Social Work and Human Services students are expected to think critically about human behavior, to apply the principles of the behavioral sciences, and to understand the role of values in diverse cultural settings.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. To earn this Social Work and Human Services AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  • completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P");
  • completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of a least 2.0; and
  • certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.

It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Social Work and Human Services should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

Required Courses:
HUMSV 170Introduction to Social Work and Human Services3
HUMSV 195ASocial Work and Human Services Seminar I1
HUMSV 198CSocial Work and Human Services Fieldwork I2
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC 100H Introduction to Sociology - Honors
PSYCH 100General Psychology3
or PSYCH 100H General Psychology - Honors
PSYCH 105Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
or MATH 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
or MATH 108H Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors
or ECON 208 Business and Economic Statistics
One course from the following or completion of BIOL 250 and BIOL 251:
BIOL 100General Biology4
or BIOL 260 Human Anatomy
or BIOL 261 Human Physiology
BIOL 250
BIOL 251
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
ECON 200Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 200H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
or ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
or ECON 201H Principles of Microeconomics - Honors
List A - Two courses from the following:
ADJUS 101Introduction to Administration of Justice3
ANTHRO 102Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTHRO 102H Cultural Anthropology - Honors
CD 105Child Growth and Development3
or CD 105H Child Growth and Development - Honors
CD 126Child, Family, and the Community3
COMMST 174Intercultural Communication3
ENGL 102Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking4
or ENGL 102H Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
HIST 100United States History to 18773
or HIST 100H United States History to 1877 - Honors
HIST 101United States History: 1865 to Present3
or HIST 101H United States History: 1865 to Present - Honors
PSYCH 110Abnormal Psychology3
PSYCH 111Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
HUMSV 130Introduction to Addiction Studies: Drugs, Health, and Society3
HIST 137Experiences of Racial and Ethnic Groups in U.S. History3
SOC 110Social Problems3
or SOC 110H Social Problems - Honors
SOC 141Race and Ethnic Relations3
or SOC 141H Race and Ethnic Relations - Honors
or ETHS 141 Race and Ethnic Relations
or ETHS 141H Race and Ethnic Relations - Honors
Major Total29-34
Total Units That May Be Double Counted13-22
General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units37-39
Electives (CSU Transferable) Units5-16
Total Units60

See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer. 

To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following  general education patterns:

CSU GE requirements

IGETC requirements