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Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Use the AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide with the information below to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, or Family and Human Services.
Students who major in Social Work or Human Services often go on to graduate school to complete a Master’s degree in Social Work or related fields in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Sociology, Law and Education.
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education Requirements - 20 Credits
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 146 or MATH 211 .
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, email@example.com.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 101 , CMST 203 , CMST& 210 , CMST& 220 , CMST& 230 , CMST 285 , PHIL& 101, PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240, PHIL 248 , PHIL 267 , World Langugage if required for university admission or graduation.
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g. Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: BIOL 107 , BIOL& 170 , PSYC 202 .
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , ANTH& 207 , ECON 100 , ECON& 201 , GEOG& 200 , GWS 205 , GWS 215 , GWS 284 , GWS 285 , GWS 286 , GWS 288 , HIST& 118 , HIST& 136 , HIST& 137 , HIST& 146 , HIST& 147 , HIST& 148 , HIST& 215 , HIST 245 , INTST 205 , MCS 105 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , PHIL 267 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 207 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 209 , PSYC 210 , PSYC& 220 , PSYC 225 , PSYC 236 , PSYC 245 , SOC 102 , SOC 112 , SOC& 201 , SOC 202 , SOC 250 , SOC 288 . Strongly recommended: SOC& 101 , PSYC& 100 .
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , ECON 100 , ECON& 201 , GEOG 277 , GWS 284 , GWS 285 , GWS 286 , HIST& 118 , HIST& 146 , HIST& 147 , HIST& 148 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 207 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 210 , PSYC& 220 , PSYC 245 , SOC& 201 , SOC 250 , SOC 288 . Strongly recommended: ANTH& 207 .
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)