AA-Transfer Social Work and Human Service

The Associate in Arts in Social Work and Human Services for Transfer Degree will launch SPRING 2023.

The Associate in Arts in Social Work and Human Services for Transfer is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution as Social Work and Human Services majors. In this program, the students gain exposure to the field of social and human service work. Students who successfully complete the AA-T in Social Work and Human Services earn specific guarantees for transfer to the CSU system: admission to a CSU with junior status and priority admission to a local CSU campus and to a program or major in Social Work and Human Service or a similar major. Students transferring to a CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students are required to complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a California State University, including both of the following: (1) The Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements and (2) 28 semester units with a grade of C or P or better in the major and an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. Students can start taking required courses now, and petition for the degree starting Spring 2023.

The AA-T has two major components: Major Courses (28 credit units) and IGETC/GE Courses (32 credit units) for a total of 60 units. The requirements are specified below.  View the recommended course progressions here; this is a living document that is regularly updated.

Major Courses (28 units)

Required (22 Units Required)
HUSV 121  and Introduction to Social Work and Human Services 3
HUSV 120A  and Social Work and Human Services Seminar 1
HUSV 120B  and Social Work and Human Services Fieldwork* 2
MATH 013  and Introduction to Statistics 4
SOC 001  and Introduction to Sociology 3
PSYCH 001A  and Introduction to General Psychology 3
BIOL 025  and Human Biology 3
ECON 001  or Principles of Economics (Macro-Economics) 3
ECON 002 Principles of Economics (Micro-Economics) 3
*HUSV 510A/B is a perquisite and is a free non-credit course
Electives (6 Units Required)
Select two courses from the following:
COMM 006  or Intercultural Communication* 3
SOC 002  or Social Problems* 3
SOC 005  or Minority Groups 3
ANTHR 003  or Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
CHDEV 051  or Child Growth and Development 3
ENGL 005  or Critical Thinking in Reading and Writing 3
HIST 007A  or History of the United States to 1877 3
HIST 007B  or History of the United States Since 1865 3
PSYCH 021 Lifespan Human Development 3
*Recommended electives; these courses are included in the 18-Unit Peer Support Specialist Certificate.

General Education |IGETC or CSU GE and Electives| (32 Units)

There are many options choose from. Review the most recent IGETC worksheet to select! Students are advised to consult with a Berkeley City College Counselor for additional information and to verify transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  1. Students will develop an understanding of the historical context of social work.
  2. Students will learn how to apply critical analysis in assessing client needs.

To enroll:

Step 1 is to open your BCC application, and you can start that here. Once you have your student ID and login information, enroll in the Human Services and Social Work Canvas Shell by sending a request for the enrollment link to HUSVCertificate@peralta.edu. This is a space where you can keep track of your course progressions, get important announcements about deadline and events, and receive job postings.