Program Overview

Through this program, students will gain knowledge of human service delivery systems, communication skills for working with individuals, groups, and diverse populations, case management techniques, and will gain hands-on field experience in one or more human service agencies. The program will also encourage students to think critically about societal conditions that contribute to the need for social services.


AA-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 22-23 units Units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Micro Economics 3 units
HMSV 100 Introduction to Social Work and Human Services 3 units
HMSV 121 Social Work and Human Services Seminar 1 unit
HMSV 122 Social Work and Human Services Fieldwork 2 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
Selective Courses, choose 6 units from the following: Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
ECE. 212 Child, Family, and Community 3 units
ENGL 165 Advanced Composition 3 units
HIST 201 U.S. History through 1877 3 units
HIST 202 U.S. History from 1877 to the Present 3 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology 3 units
SOCI 105 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 141 Ethnicity and Race in Society 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 28 - 29

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.