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Social Work

Want to Help People? Social Work Can Help You Reach New Heights

Sinclair’s social work program provides quality education in this field concerned with social welfare, social problems and interventions. This program is housed within the sociology department and provides you with education and experience working for social welfare, social work practices, and community and volunteer services. The study of social work will help you to develop problem-solving skills focused on strengths and empowerment to improve the quality of life in society. It also addresses the complex interaction between people and their environments.

This program might be for you if:

  • You have a strong desire to help improve the lives of others.
  • You are interested in developing your cultural competence as you work with people in your surrounding community.
  • You would like to work in the a service industry, whether as a social worker, volunteer, or community organizer.
  • You enjoy helping other people.

There are a variety of opportunities for individuals in the field of social work—child, family and school social workers, medical and public health social workers, and mental health and substance abuse social workers. Typically, social workers need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in order to enter the occupation and often go further to earn their master’s in social work (MSW). By completing this program at Sinclair, you are able to get a head start while paying one of the lowest tuitions in the state.

Degree Programs

Social Work - Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Social Work is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four- year university in social work or a related field. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. In addition, this degree will fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other Ohio public colleges and universities.

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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some of those in the social work curriculum, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the social work program, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: