At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.
Majors & Programs
What is Social Work?
Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers help people function the best way they can in their environment, by teaching them life skills or linking them to appropriate resources. They may help people who face a life-threatening disease or serious chronic illness or disability. They often provide social services in health-related settings that are governed by managed care organizations.
Social workers also work with people in crisis, assisting families in serious domestic conflicts, sometimes involving child or spousal abuse. Other clients may be trying to cope with unemployment, inadequate housing or substance abuse.
Most social workers specialize their degree. Although some conduct research is involved in planning or policy development, most prefer an area of practice in which they interact directly with people.
This program provides you with the first two years toward completion of a bachelor’s degree in social work.
You should be emotionally mature, objective and sensitive to people and their problems. You must be able to handle responsibility, work independently and maintain good working relationships with clients and coworkers.
With an associate degree in social work, you can enter the job market as a paraprofessional in service organizations. With a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can advance to professional status and additional responsibilities. Many directorship opportunities require a doctorate degree.
Minoring in Social Work
You cannot minor in pre-social work.
If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.
|SOC1001||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SW1050||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|Foreign Language.||3 - 5|
|HSST1041||Motivational Interviewing I||3|
|PSYC1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SW1051||Introduction to Social Welfare||3|
|Foreign Language.||3 - 5|
|Political Science elective||3|
|SW2050||Families in America||3|
|BIOL1015||Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|Foreign Language.||0 - 3|
Human Services Seminar & Practicum
Choose one grouping HSST2004 and HSST2014 OR HSST2005 and HSST2015
|SW2055||Poverty in America||3|
|HIST1002||United States History II||3|
|STAT1031||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|ECON1001||Introduction to Microeconomics||3|
|ECON1002||Introduction to Macroeconomics||3|
|Foreign Language.||0 - 3|
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
Not only do you receive the academic preparation necessary for transition to a bachelor’s program, you also receive valuable skills while training that are not typically offered at the undergraduate level. You will get firsthand, supervised experience in performing the actual duties of a professional social worker. Such direct experience is invaluable in helping you confirm career choices and to provide motivation for learning.
The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.
Freshman Admission Requirements
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Transferring to UC Requirements
To transfer to UC Clermont, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
International Student Requirements
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Associate of Arts Degree in Social Work
Full-Time Program Duration
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103