Social Work

Program Type: Face-to-Face
Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Institute: Public Service
College: SPC

What is Social Work?

"The professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to that goal."
National Association of Social Workers

What will I learn in Social Work?

Students will gain a broad understanding of the philosophical, historical and contemporary basis of social work as well as social work values, ethics and areas of practice.


What can I do with this course of study?

Utilizing a generalist intervention model, students will critically examine the skills necessary to effectively intervene in areas such as Public Welfare, Schools, Criminal/Justice Corrections, Healthcare, and Gerontology.

What does the future of Social Work look like?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is projected that there will be an 11% change in employment for social workers. Whereas, there is an expected average growth rate of 5 percent for all occupations.

Social Work

What is special about the program?

The curriculum has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is guaranteed to transfer to any social work bachelor's degree program in Texas Public Universities.

Students will critically examine the skills necessary to effectively intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Contact Information

Program Director:
Kelli Rolland-Adkins, MA, MSW, LMSW
Assistant Professor
MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 219C


Alternative Department Contact:
210-486-2040 / 210-486-2314
MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 219