Those engaged in social work seek to apply the knowledge and insights of such fields as psychology and sociology to the identification, prevention and treatment of personal and social problems. Students who wish to pursue a degree in social work should follow the suggested program of study for sociology, in consultation with an advisor.
Sociology seeks to understand the social and cultural dimensions of life and to explain human behavior. Sociology contributes to a better informed citizenry, qualifies students for a variety of occupations, and provides excellent preparation for advanced studies in law, medicine, theology, social work, business, criminal justice, and other fields.
This program allows students to focus on sociology for their associate of arts degree. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.