Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Social Work 2014

Bachelor of Social Work

General Education

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.

Required Prerequisite Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
PSYC 150 General Psychology PSY 201A or 202A Intro to Psychology I or II 4
SOCI  150 Principles of Sociology

SOC 204 or 205 General Sociology


SWRK 180 Introduction to Social Welfare Take at George Fox -
Additional Course required for Social Work program
BIOL 100 Foundations of Biology Choose 1: BI 101, 211, 231 4

All students interested in social work as their major must make formal application to the Social Work Program.  The purpose of this formal application process is to help students and faculty be assured of the suitability of a student’s decision to choose social work as their major.  Social work course work generally requires a minimum of five (5) semesters.  Students must consider this prior to (1) changing majors and/or (2) transferring from another institution. 

Many students expect to complete a baccalaureate degree within four years.  In order to complete the social work major within this time frame, the student is well advised to submit their application to the Social Work Program on or before January 30 of their sophomore year.  Transfer students will not be held to the sophomore year deadline, but should see a social work advisor as soon as is feasibly possible.



Last updated: October 2014