Social Work


Social Work is a practice-based profession that assists individuals, groups, or communities to restore or enhance their capacity for social functioning. Social work involves the understanding of human development, behavior and the social, economic and cultural institutions and interactions. Social workers are highly trained and experienced professionals.

They work in every facet of community life, particularly focusing on individuals who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Social workers support clients who are living with disabilities, substance abuse problems, or experience domestic conflicts.

Depending on their specialty, job title and place of employment, a social worker may be required to have different levels of education. Only those who have earned social work degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral levels, and completed a minimum number of hours in supervised fieldwork, are considered “professional social workers.”

At Hinds Community College, students who seek an Associate of Arts through our Social Work Area of Study will be encouraged to follow a specific set of courses.

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Important Program Information

The program map provides the courses recommended for any students seeking this transfer area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities.

  • Associate of Arts
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Orientation 2
English Composition I 3
College Algebra 3
Music Appreciation 3
Introduction to Social Science 3
American (U.S.) History I 3
Total Hours 17
Course Hours
English Composition II 3
Public Speaking I 3
General Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
Computer Concepts 3
American (U.S.) History II 3
Total Hours 18
Course Hours
Physical Science Survey I, Lecture & Lab 4
African American Literature I 3
Spanish I 3
Social Work: A Helping Profession 3
Marriage & Family 3
Total Hours 16
Course Hours
Physical Science II, Lecture & Lab 4
American National Government 3
Social Problems 3
Spanish II 3
Personal & Community Health 3
Total Hours 16


Sharon Turner-Davis
Curriculum Coordinator for Behavioral Sciences

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