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LIBERAL STUDIES

ASSOCIATE DEGREE:

SOCIAL WORK FOCUS

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About our Liberal Studies
Associate Degree: Social Work Focus

You know people face challenges in the world – maybe you’ve faced a few of them yourself. But unlike many, you feel a call to offer help. You want to show people how to help themselves, how to deal with the challenges they face and make their own lives better. At SMCC, we can put you on that career path through our Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Social Work. The program prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in social work or human services.

The curriculum is built on a foundation of general education classes, supplemented with elective courses that focus heavily on relevant coursework with some specialization.

Please note: You are only eligible to receive one Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies degree. You may not receive a second or subsequent degree in Liberal Studies with a different focus.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills as critical thinkers, readers and writers.
  • Describe the interaction of history, culture, literature, economics and science as studied within a broad liberal arts curriculum.
  • Analyze and solve quantitative problems.

What opportunities does this program provide?

SMCC graduates in this program have gone on to work as:

  • Case Manager
  • Community Care Coordinator
  • Education Technician
  • Skills Development Worker
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Continue Your Education

SMCC graduates have used our transfer agreements to continue their education at:

  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Maine College of Art
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Thomas College
  • University of Maine
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Wellesley College

Available transfer agreements for this program include:

Estimated Full-Time Degree Completion Time

62-credit-hours-4-ft-semesters

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

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Are you a current student?

Be sure to view the degree program requirements for your specific program. Log into MySMCC and click My Maine Guide, MyDegree to learn more.

Not ready to commit to a degree program? We may have other options that work for you.

Did you know that we offer a broad array of short-term workforce training programs that allow you to enter the workforce and start earning quickly? These programs are a great way to enter a career in your area of interest and to become accustomed to college classes. They are also often grant-funded (free of charge to trainees). And, if you find you want to keep going, we can help you find a related academic degree or certificate program of interest with which you can continue your education.

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Costs & Financial Aid

This degree program may have specific associated costs which are important to know before attending. We encourage you to apply for financial aid which provides funds in the form of grants and scholarship (free), loans (need to repay) and student employment (earned money.)

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Ready to apply?

Learn how to apply and fill out our online application when you’re ready.

Contact Us:

Admissions: 207-741-5800 or admissions@smccME.edu 

Department Chair: Tom Richardson, 207-741-5655, trichardson@smccME.edu

A three-credit class averages

LESS THAN
$450

Full-time tuition & fees

$4,156
PER YEAR

*Additional program costs may apply.

3 CAMPUSES

South Portland, Brunswick & Online