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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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Pre-Social Work Transfer to The University of Montana - Missoula

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Pre-Social Work

An Associate of Arts degree in FVCC’s Pre-Social Work Transfer Track prepares students for transfer to a university Social Work program. 

Opportunities in the broad spectrum of social work include employment in mental health centers, mental institutions, welfare agencies, employment services, rehabilitation, parole, aftercare, outreach, and various social service agencies both private and public. The student is encouraged to work closely with their advisor in the selection of electives to ensure the maximum level of transferability. 

Transfer Articulation Agreement

Students interested in the Bachelor of Social Work program at The University of Montana - Missoula can take nearly 80 lower division credits at FVCC. A cohort of accepted students start the distance learning program in the fall of each year. Students will be required to go to UM to meet with other members of the cohort and professors at least once or twice each semester. The courses in this program are sequential in nature so a student must attend each semester with that cohort or drop back into the next cohort. Students must apply and be accepted to the UM Social Work program a semester prior to enrolling in upper division classes whether they are attending UM campus or continuing at FVCC with the UM/FVCC partnership.

At least five of the eight out-of-department courses plus the UM Social Work equivalent courses (HS 100 , HS 210  and HS 250 ) must be completed or in process prior to applying. Often the senior-year internship may be completed in the Flathead Valley.

Associate of Arts Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer to The University of Montana - Missoula:

First Year Total: 29

Second Year

Second Year Total: 33

Total Credits: 62

1 PSYX 264  is a highly recommended elective that doesn’t directly transfer for a specific class but will prepare the student for future classes.
2 PSYX 250  is preferred.
3 These courses are the eight out-of-department courses.

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

Upper Division Courses to Complete through UM-Missoula

Upon completing the first two years of study and earning an AA degree fromFVCC, students will apply for acceptance into UM-Missoula’s School of Social Work and complete the following courses to finish the degree.

SW 100S Introduction to Social Welfare 3 credits
SW 200 Introduction to Social Work Practice 4 credits
SW 300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3 credits
SW 310 Social Welfare Policy and Services 3 credits
SW 350 Social Work Intervention Methods I 3 credits
SW 360 Social Work Intervention Methods II 4 credits
SW 400 Social Work Research 3 credits
SW 410 Social Work Ethics 3 credits
SW 487 Practicum Seminar I 2 credits
SW 488 Practicum Seminar II 2 credits
SW 495 Field Work Practicum 10 credits
Electives 18 credits

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center.

Student Support Center Advisor
Jori Bullemer
LRC 129
(406) 756-3905


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