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Social Work

Transfer - Associate in Arts

Program Overview

At Delta, you can build a foundation of liberal arts then transfer on to continue your path in social work. With the social work transfer option you will gain inportant skills such as writing, communication and critical thinking skills, along with a knowledge base of sociological and psychological theories.

Plus, Delta's faculty are amazing. You'll get personal attention from professionals who know the industry. It's a great way to start your career in social work. 

Earning Potential

You'll need to transfer on to get your bachelor's, but if you enjoy helping children and families, you'll find this career very rewarding. In this field, job growth is steadily increasing by about 2%. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $48,700 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Social Worker
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Community Service Manager


  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Transfer seamlessly 

    So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

    Visit the Transfer Center

About Delta's Program

Social work courses introduce students to the social work generalist practice, which includes the social work mission, knowledge, practice theories, skills, self-awareness, cultural competence and the professional code of ethics. In addition, students are required to complete a 45-hour internship during the Introduction to Social Work course. The social work transfer option prepares students to smoothly transfer to area universities to earn a professional social work degree, the BSW (Bachelor of Social Work).

For information about how your Delta courses will transfer to various universities, check with the admissions office of your transfer institution. You can begin exploring how classes will transfer with the Michigan Transfer Network.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta 


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


 Study abroad
 Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth


Facts & Figures

One in eight

1 in 8 people in our community age 17-70 have taken a class at Delta.


With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.

Related Programs

Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: