About Social Work

Are you interested in helping people as a social worker, community advocate, or child and family advocate in schools and non-profit organizations?

CCSF’s Social Work AA-T is designed to prepare students for transfer into the CSU system and employment in the human services field.  Social work is an applied behavioral science and focuses on the essential information for understanding and critically analyzing behavior, social forces, and conditions in diverse environments. Students will gain essential skills and hands-on experience in providing human services. The program will enable students to develop an analysis of how social conditions contribute to inequality and the need for social services.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Anthropology can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

Social Services

  • Case Management
  • Social Work
  • Child welfare services

Community Services

  • Non-profits
  • Urban planning and community development
  • Environmental groups
  • Advocacy


  • Law enforcement/Investigations
  • Probation/Parole
  • Criminal Justice
  • Attorneys/Paralegal


  • Elementary and secondary
  • Special Education
  • ESL


Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
SOC 11 Intro to Social Work and Human Services 3  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 3  
CSU GE Area E Lifelong Learning and Self-Development 3  
Additional Area C1 or C2 (See Counselor) 3-5  

Total Units: 16-20

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3  
SOC 12 Fieldwork/Practicum: Social Work and Human Services 3  
PSYC 5 or LALS 5 or ECON 5 or MATH 80 + 80s Statistics for Behavioral Sciences or Introduction to Statistical Methods in Latin American and Latino/a Studies or Introductory Statistics for Economics, Business and Social Sciences or Probability and Statistics + Support 5-7  
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking 3-4  
ECON 3 or ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics 3  

Total Units: 17-20

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication 3  
BIO 9 or BIO 11 Human Biology or Science of Living Organisms 4  
Additional Major Requirement (See Counselor) 3-4  
POLS 1 U.S. Government 3  
CSU GE Area C1 Arts 3  

Total Units: 16-17

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Additional Major Requirement (See Counselor) 3-4  
CSU GE Area B1 Physical Science 3-6  
CSU Graduation Requirement Group 2 (See Counselor) 3  
CSU GE Area C2 Humanities 3-5  

Total Units: 12-18

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring CSU and UC Campuses with Sociology Programs.

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.