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Pre-Social Work

In this program, you will take the introductory courses that will prepare you to advance through a social work program at a four-year college or university. You will be introduced to the social work profession and the factors that produced social welfare services. You will learn about the development and organization of human societies, psychology’s role as a behavioral science and public policy making and its relation to social services. You will also participate in a variety of service learning opportunities on class time that will introduce you to local programs serving those who are socially disadvantaged.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Pre-Social Work

  1. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free
  2. More than 190 private and transfer scholarships available
  3. Gain practical experience through service learning opportunities

Pre-Social Work Courses at Macomb

  • Western Civilization
  • The World Since 1945
  • Changing of America, 1945 to Present
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introduction to Latin America or Introduction to Japan
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to American Politics

Career Opportunities in Pre-Social Work

With an Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Social Work, you will be qualified for positions that include social & human service assistant. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) is required for a position as a social worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) required for most.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in this program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor of Social Work Degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Pre-Social Work Program?

For more information, contact the Associate Dean: 586.286.2282, 596.445.7354,

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