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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services: Social Work Studies - TAP/CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (HSSW-AA-TAP)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis


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CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Admission to CSU Social Work programs is highly competitive. This A.A. degree does NOT guarantee admission to any CSU Social Work degree program. With this degree, you will be able to transfer to any CSU and apply to the following majors at the following campuses:

Central Connecticut State University Social Work, B.A.
Eastern Connecticut State University Social Work, B.A.
Southern Connecticut State University Social Work, B.S.
Western Connecticut State University Social Work, B.A.

The Social Work Studies A.A. degree is the first degree towards becoming a State of CT certified social worker.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students who complete this degree are prepared to transfer to a four-year CSU university with junior status.
  • Students who complete this degree are prepared to apply for admission to a CSU Social Work B.A. degree program.

In addition to the above, students who complete this program of study should be able to:

  • Identify the historical and philosophical foundations of social welfare
  • Apply the ecological system perspective to micro-, meso-, and macro- client systems
  • Demonstrate basic assessment and problem-solving skills to a range of micro-, meso-, and macrosystems problems
  • Identify and resolve ethical dilemmas
  • Develop and sustain professional relationships with diverse populations
  • Demonstrate active listening, verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills with diverse populations 7. Self-evaluate thoughts, feelings and behaviors to ensure professional conduct.

How to apply to a CSU Social Work Program:

For admission to CCSU’s Social Work program

  1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.00, which includes both CCSU grades and grades for courses taken at other institutions.
  2. Minimum overall GPA of 2.50 for the following introductory Social Work courses and related requirements (Program GPA) Community College SOC 2001 , HSER 1001 /SOC 235, SOC 1001 , BIO 115 , POLS 1002 , & MATH 1200 /MAT 201/MATH 1201 /MAT 168; AND CCSU SW 225, SW 227, SOC 233, & ECON 200. Each of these courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
  3. A minimum score of 2 (emerging) on the Potential for Professional Competence for Generalist Social Work Practice Scale in each of the following CSWE competencies 2.1.1, 2.1.3, and 2.1.4.
  4. A minimum score of 3 or higher in every category of the Volunteer Experience Evaluation for HSER 1001 /SOC 235 and SW 227.
  5. Minimum scores of 3 on the Professional Social Work Disposition Rubric for SW 225, HSER 1001 /SOC 235, and SW 227.

The Transfer Student Reference Form may be substituted for field experiences from other colleges. Applications to the Social Work Program are accepted three times a year with deadlines of August 1st, October 1st, and March 1st. Students must submit an admission portfolio and have an interview with the Social Work faculty. The ideal time to apply to the Program is when the applicant is enrolled in SW 227 at CCSU. For TAP Transfer Students, this should be in the first semester at CCSU.

For admission to ECSU’s Social Work program

Admission to the Social Work Program is competitive and is not guaranteed by admission to Eastern Connecticut State University. Applications for the social work major are due on January 31 each year for students expecting to graduate in May, two years following application. Applications received after that date are reviewed as space is available in the junior class. The online application must be completed in one session (you cannot log out of your computer, save your work, or return to a survey that has been submitted).

You should prepare the following documents to be uploaded with your application:

  1. Application Essay
  2. Resume (optional)
  3. Supplemental information regarding community standards (if relevant)
  4. Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended (see instructions)
  5. Professional Reference

For admission to SCSU’s Social Work program

Students interested in majoring in social work must complete a two-step admission process. Initially, students must be accepted into the University by the Admissions Office. Then, application is made for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work Program in the spring semester prior to the fall semester in which students anticipate enrolling in 300-level social work courses. Applications are available on the Department of Social Work website. The Department of Social Work admissions application deadline is the 1st of March. Students who plan to apply to both SCSU and the BSW Program for a Fall semester date may need to complete both admission processes simultaneously. For optimal consideration for acceptance into the program, you must express your intent to apply prior to the March 1 admissions application deadline by emailing the BSW Coordinator.

For admission to WCSU’s Social Work program

Social work majors must earn at least a “C+” in all designated major courses to have the course credit apply to the degree program. Students must apply for junior and senior program status following a group advisement session (for potential Juniors in late fall preceding the registration period for spring semester; for potential Seniors in spring semester of the junior year). Transfer students are required to interview with the department chair, the student must arrange the meeting and meet the above criteria. The Junior standing class is limited to 45 Social Work majors. If applications that meet minimum requirements exceed 45 majors, the 45 students with the top GPAs in Social Work Major Requirements will be given first preference, with university GPA serving as Social Work GPA tiebreaker.

Pathway Courses (30 credits)


Total Credits 61-63


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