Social Work

Why study social work?

Social work is a profession based on the premise of helping others. Social work also has a strong social justice component so that those who become social workers not only take into account an individual’s problems, but a holistic approach in which they also consider account at person’s relationships, family history, community environment, and even the laws and policies that affect their everyday lives. Social workers help people in every stage of life access services to improve their quality of life, and also advocate and aid the most marginalized sectors of society. 

An eminently practical field, social workers get employed by hospitals and other health service agencies, the military, schools and universities, hospices and elder care facilities, nonprofit organizations, private foundations, and government agencies. They work with issues such as domestic abuse, homelessness, adoption and foster care, and provide services to people with disabilities.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.


Introduction to Social Work (SOC 220): examines major social problems and introduces students to programs, services, and policies that impact social work and social welfare. This class is taken in conjunction with other sociology classes to create an Associate of Arts in Social Work degree. 

Will my classes transfer?

Parkland College classes with an even middle digit (such as ENG 101, MAT 128, and BIO 141) are accepted for transfer as general education courses, major courses, or electives as determined by the transfer institution. 

For more information about transferring, speak with an academic advisor and visit the Parkland Course Matrix.


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Social Work

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
Course Sequence

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