Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Social Work 2014 and later

Bachelor of Arts

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements and equivalencies may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and advisors at their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

General Education

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology PSY 201A Intro to Psychology 4
SOC 220 Principles of Sociology SOC 204 General Sociology 4
MTH 110 Math for Life MTH 105 Explorations in Mathematics or higher 4-5
SOC 321 Sociology of Diversity SOC 213 Diversity in the United States 4

Social Work Electives

SCW 361 Chemical Dependency and Addictive Behavior

SCW 399 International Study Tour

SCW 421 Social Work with Children and Adolescents

HHS 451 Seminars

HCA 411 Health Care Ethics and Law

HCA 481 Issues Working with the Elderly

SOC/MTH 231 Research and Statistical Techniques

3 hours in any PSY or SOC in the CU Catalog (except PSY 199, 200)

14 credits from:

MTH 243 & 244 Statistics I & II

PSY 202A Intro to Psychology II

PSY 231 & 232 Human Sexuality

PSY 215 Human Development

PSY 236 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

PSY 222 Family and Intimate Relationships

PSY 213 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

SOC 205 Social Change in Societies


take electives at Concordia






Minimum 14


The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree is the preferred degree for students transferring from Portland Community College to Concordia University for the B.A. Social Work major.

In addition to the departmental requirements listed above, students planning to transfer to Concordia also must complete coursework for university admission and lower division general education requirements (if not completing an AAOT). Requirements for Bachelor's of Arts degrees and Bachelor's of Science degrees are built right into the curriculum for each major. The religion/theology studies requirements can be deferred to one's junior year. Meet with a PCC Academic Advisor to develop an effective transfer plan that will meet your individual needs.

Concordia also offers a B.S. option for Social Work, which is geared toward adult students who possess 45 quarter credits (30 semester credits) of college course work and two years of relevant work or volunteer experience in the social services field.


Last updated: October 2014