Social Work


Program Overview

The social work emphasis area is designed to help individuals, social group, and society function more effectively. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human behavior, social institutions, and ethnic groups. A social work major may choose to work in such fields as child welfare, aging, alcoholism, family counseling, and corrections. Students are expected to take courses in support areas such as science, mathematics, social science, and languages. Please note: a Social Work major does not necessarily fit into the Human Service Work program or a general psychology. 


  • Fulfill the graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts degree. 
  • Facilitate the student's entry into a baccalaureate program in social work at a four-year college or university. 
  • Stimulate student's interest in their own self-growth as they increase their understanding of others. 
  • Provide students with the knowledge that could make them employable by the community agencies in human service areas. 


  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfer advisors early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum to best suit their transfer goals. 
    • Students planning to transfer to Chadron State College or the University of Nebraska-Kearney should work closely with their faculty advisor regarding elective credits. 
    • Students planning to transfer to the University of Wyoming should take POLS-1000 American Government at the University of Wyoming. 
  • Student entering social work are recommended to take Spanish language courses. 

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts Social Work