Gogebic Community College

Social Work

Social worker with clients

Social Work Program Overview

  • Associate Degree
  • 2 Years
  • Both Campuses


Social Workers help individuals and families cope with problems and serious conflicts such as homelessness or inadequate housing, unemployment, lack of job skills, handicaps, substance abuse, child or spousal abuse, divorce, etc. Through direct counseling, social workers help clients bring their concerns into the open and help them to consider solutions or find resources.

Unique Features

  • This program is transferable to a 4-year university


  • Students should work closely with the transfer coordinator and intended transfer institution to select relevant coursework  
  • Minimum requirement of a bachelor's degree for employment  
  • Specialization in a specific field may be required  


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Courses at Gogebic

Prefix Title Credits
COL 101 College and Transfer Success 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work (spring only) 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 4
PSY 225 Psychology of Personality (spring only) 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
MTH 108 or higher College Level Mathematics 4-5
General Science/Lab Science General Science/Lab Science (recommend BIO 105) 3-4
General Science/Lab Science General Science/Lab Science 3-4
Prefix Title Credits
PSY 204 Social Psychology (fall only) 3
PSY 295 Abnormal Psychology (fall only) 4
PSY 210 Lifespan Development (spring only) 3
SOC 102 Social Problems 3
PLS 101 Introduction to American Government 3
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3
HST Elective Choose from HST 224, HST 226, or HST 229 3
Humanities Elective Humanities Elective 3-4
Humanities Elective Humanities Elective 3-4
Transfer Elective Transfer Elective (recommend MTH 211) 3-4
Total Credits: 63-64

Additional Information

Humanities: The required Humanities courses must come from at least two different disciplines. General/Lab Sciences: The 2 required General/Lab Science courses must come from two different disciplines with at least one including a laboratory experience.

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