Hill College

Social Work

Welcome to Social Work & Interdisciplinary Behavioral Sciences!

What is Social Work?

Social workers are dedicated to strengthening the community by identifying need and matching people with available resources, services, and opportunities. Students who follow the Social Work Track within Behavioral Sciences will develop a strong foundation for pursuing a four-year Social Work degree.  Social Work is a vital part of community outreach, and is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. Area university requirements for social work were examined carefully in the development of this track. It is recommended that students check with their intended transfer university as they consider the selection of their electives.

 What is Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Study?

Interdisciplinary study calls on students to use multiple approaches to understand the factors which influence human ideas and action. Students who intend to major or minor in any combination of psychology, sociology and social work are well served by this track. When it comes to our motivations and interactions with one another, often times it is helpful to call on multiple fields of study.  Social work is an example of one occupation that requires the combination of both sociology and psychology to solve problems, but there are many other occupations that integrate these fields of study. Students wishing to explore the basics of each field will be well served by this track.   

FACULTY

KAREN KAISER, Ph.D.
Sociology Faculty &
Department Coordinator
Behavioral Sciences
kkaiser@hillcollege.edu 
(817) 760-5888
     
JIM WILLIAMSON, M.A.
Psychology Faculty
Behavioral Sciences
jwilliamson@hillcollege.edu
(817) 760-5896
   
    

DEGREE OFFERED

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SOCIAL WORK 

   
FOR MORE INFO:

PSYCHOLOGY HOME

SOCIOLOGY HOME

 

Social Work & Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

Hill College currently offers the following Behavioral Sciences courses for application towards the Social Work & Interdisciplinary Track of the Behavioral Sciences degree:

SOCI 1306 Social Problems (Taken as Core)

SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family

SOCI 2319 Minority Studies

PSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality (Cross-listed)

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development

PSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (Cross-listed)

PSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)

Students seeking an Associate's degree may take any of the following to satisfy the 3-hour Social/Behavioral Sciences Core requirement:  PSYC 2301 or 2314, SOCI 1301, 1306, or 2301, or ECON 2301 or 2302. Behavioral Science majors need to select the the Social/Behavioral Sciences Core requirement listed for their major track (Below).

PROPOSED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE MAJOR TRACK REQUIREMENTS

A. Core Requirements for Behavioral Science Students

Mathematics Core:
Recommended MATH 1342 Statistics
 
Humanities Core:
Recommended SPAN 2311 or 2312
 
Social/Behavioral Sciences Core
Required Psychology Track SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306 or SOCI 2301
Required Sociology Track: PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314 or ECON 2301
Required Social Work & Interdisciplinary Track: SOCI 1306

B. Psychology Track Electives

Select 15/16 Hours from Below:
PSYC 2301 General Psychology REQUIRED
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
PSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality (Cross-listed)
PSYC 2308 Child Psychology
PSYC 2315 Adjustment
PSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (Cross-listed)
PSYC 2389 Academic Cooperative
PSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)

C. Sociology Track Electives

Select 15/16 Hours from Below:
SOCI 1301 Intro to Sociology REQUIRED
SOCI 1306 Social Problems
SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family
SOCI 2306 or PSYC 2306 Human Sexuality (Cross-listed)
SOCI 2316 or PSYC 2319 Social Psychology (Cross-listed)
SOCI 2319 Minority Studies
SOCI 2389 Academic Cooperative
PSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)

D. Social Work & Interdisciplinary Track Electives

Select 15/16 Hours from Below:
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology REQUIRED
PSYC 2301 General Psychology REQUIRED
SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family
SOCI 2319 Minority Studies
PSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality (Cross-listed)
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
PSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (Cross-listed)
PSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)

OCCUPATIONS

There are many occupations which benefit from Social Work and Behavioral Sciences Interdisciplinary study. These are jobs which require an educated understanding of the motivations of human behavior and the factors which shape human ideas. A few common examples are listed below.

Social Work

Domestic violence response

Children and youth services

Poverty and food security assistance

Sexual assault advocacy and support

Mental health services and awareness

Drug and alcohol addiction recovery

Crisis intervention

Disaster relief

Veteran's assistance

Aid to the elderly

Hospital and medical services support

Interdisciplinary Fields

Social Work

Counseling

Addiction Treatment

Criminal Profiling 

Organizational Development

Teaching

Marketing

Consumer Research

Criminal Justice & Legal Work

Behavior Research 

Human Resource Management

TO LEARN MORE

For more information about Social Work professions, please visit the following websites:

National Association of Social Workers http://www.socialworkers.org/ 

Careers in Social Work http://careers.socialworkers.org/ 

Texas Department of State Health Services http://www.dshs.texas.gov/ 

US Labor Department Occupational Outlook for Social Workers http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm