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Be a Social Worker

Do people trust you with their problems? There’s a career for that- Social Work.

Devote your life to justice, education, and well-being and improve people's lives in your community. Social work provides you a solid foundation for further educational opportunities.

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Degree Types


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science degrees include specific science requirements and electives.


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Arts degrees include specific arts requirements and electives.

Practical Experience

In addition to the core curriculum, the Social Work program introduces:

  • History of sociology, critical thinking and research methods in sociology
  • Identification of basic human relationships, including sociology, culture, inequality and social class, political and economic orders
  • Understanding of and solutions for major current problems in American society such as poverty, social deviance, environment, energy, population, health, education, and medical care
  • Courtship customs and modern family problems with an emphasis on social change
  • Critical thinking
  • In-depth research and analysis
  • Interaction with students and instructors
  • Exposure to fascinating coursework, lectures and classroom interaction

Career Opportunities

  • Child Welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Hospice
  • School
  • Community
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