AA to Bachelor of Social Work

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Associates in Arts at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and leads to the Bachelor of Social Work at Campbellsville University.


To apply as a transfer:

  • Complete the CU online application
  • Provide official college transcripts for each institution attended reflecting all coursework attempted or earned. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted.
  • *Students who have earned 23 hours or fewer of college credits after high school graduation must also provide a final high school transcript
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.


  1. All candidates must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of academic work with a minimum standing of 2.10 in the area of concentration, or in majors and minors, and a minimum overall average of 2.0. “D” grades are not acceptable in ENG 111 or ENG 112. No “D” grade is accepted on area or major and minor programs unless approved by the division chair.
  2. Students seeking teacher certification must have an overall 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
  3. For Education programs a C or better is required in MAC 120 or MAC 140.
  4. All candidates must have completed all general education requirements.
  5. All candidates must have completed one major and one minor or an area as specified by the Division or School applicable in each case. In combination, a major and minor must total 51 hours, exclusive of courses in methods.
  6. All candidates must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of credit in courses numbered 300 or above, and also, complete a minimum of 25 percent of the requirements for graduation at Campbellsville University. Up to 12 credits of approved 200 level courses may transfer into 300 or above.
  7. All candidates must submit a Graduation Application on TigerNet.
  8. At least one-third of the course requirements in the major and in the minor or area of concentration must be completed at Campbellsville University with an average of “C” or better.
  9. All candidates for a degree must complete the last 30 hours of credit in residence.
  10. No more than 32 hours of correspondence and/or extension work will be accepted for credit toward the degree. No student may enroll for correspondence or extension while doing resident work without permission of the Registrar. Correspondence work in major or minor field must be approved also by the Chair of the Divisions concerned.
  11. The student must, in all cases, be responsible for meeting the requirements for graduation.
  12. All candidates must fulfill Chapel/Convocation Program credit requirements. (Online and regional site Students are Exempt)

Degree Requirements

These courses must be taken as part of the General Education component and do not count as part of this major. The CU course is listed but can be taken at KCTCS using the appropriate equivalency below.

  • BIO 110 Biology Credits: 3
  • POL 110 American Government Credits: 3
  • PSY 111 General Psychology Credits: 3
  • SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3

Admission to CU does not guarantee admission to the BSW program. You will need to complete an additional application process for the Carver School of Social Work. You can find more information including a list of materials necessary for evaluation at the following address: https://www.campbellsville.edu/carver/programs/bachelor-of-social-work/. Please submit all application materials to Beth Sprowles at basprowles@campbellsville.edu.

Please be mindful of additional cumulative grade point average criteria related to the BSW program.

  • Full admission to the CSSW BSW program requires 2.75 GPA or above.
  • Conditional acceptance to the CSSW BSW program may be considered with a 2.50 GPA.
  • Entrance into field practicum requires a GPA of 2.75 or above.


  • Online Students-up to $1500
  • Regional Sites-$500 Opportunity Scholarship
  • Main Campus- $6000-$9000 Transfer Scholarship


1) Completion of minimum 60 credit hours, 2) minimum cumulative GPA 2.0, 3) minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree, 4) cultural studies course, 5) demonstration of digital literacy, and 6) college success requirement.

KCTCS requirements

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits CU Course
ENG 101 Writing I 3 *ENG 111
ENG 102 Writing II 3 *ENG 112
COM 181 Basic Public Speaking 3 * MAC 120
HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 108, or HIS 109 Humanities (US History or World Civilization) 3 *HST 231, *HST 242 *HST 110, *HST 120
ART 100, MUS 100, PHI 100, THA 101, or HUM 120 Humanities (Choose 1) 3 *ART 110, *MUS 125 *PHI 241, *TH 131 or *TBD XXX
MAT 150 College Algebra 3 *MTH 111
AST 101 or PHY 171 Natural Science (Astrology or Physics) 3 *PHY 132 or *PHY 141
BIO 112/113 Introduction to Biology w/ Lab 3 *BIO 110/113
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 *SOC 110
PSY 110 General Psychology 3 *PSY 111
POL 101 American Government 3 *POL 110
Subtotal General Education Core Courses 34  

TBS XXX means to be selected by KCTCS student. TBD XXX means to be determined by Campbellsville University based on course selected.

*Counts towards CU's General Education Requirements Minimum grade of “C” required for ENG 111, ENG 112, BIO 110, SOC 110 and PSY 111 for BSW at CU For Social and Behavioral Sciences courses, two disciplines must be represented and different from those in the Arts and Humanities category. POL 110 is required for the BSW program and will count towards CU's history and political science gen ed requirements

**Specific courses are listed for some general education categories to ensure they meet the general education requirements at CU. While there may be more options listed for the KCTCS categories, the listed classes are the ones that fit into needed general education categories at CU and therefore would be the most beneficial to the student.

KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits CU Course
ENG 161 Introduction to Literature 3 *ENG 210
TBS XXX Category 2 General Education course (Humanities, Heritage, Social/Behavioral Science, Oral Communications, or Language) 3 TBS XXX
  Subtotal AA Requirement Courses 6  
KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits CU Course
CIT 105 or OST 105 Introductions to Computers or Introduction to Information Systems 3 * CIS 100
FYE XXX College Success Course 1-3 Elective
SWK 124 Introduction to Social Work 3 SWK 210
  Free electives to reach 60 hours 13-15  
  Subtotal Elective Courses 21 - 54  
  TOTAL Associate Degree Hours 61 - 64  

Degree Requirement: One courses must be selected from the KCTCS identified Cultural Studies course list in the KCTCS catalog.


CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS Course
  Completed at KCTCS 30  
  To Be Completed at CU 11-12  
  Total General Education Hours 41-42  
CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS Course
BIO 110 Biology 3 *BIO 112
POL 110 American Government 3 *POL 101
SOC 110 Intro to Sociology 3 * SOC 101
PSY 111 General Psychology 3 * PSY 111

*Counts towards CU's General Education Requirements

(Students must complete ENG 111 and supporting courses with a C or better to enroll in SW area Core Courses)

CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS Course
SWK 210 Introduction to Social Work 3 SWK 124
SWK 220 Practice I (Individuals) 3  
SWK 310 Social Policy and Planning 3  
SWK 311 Human Behavior & The Social Environment I 3  
SWK 312 Human Behavior & The Social Environment II 3  
SWK 340 Practice II (Families) 3  
SWK 342 Human Diversity 3  
SWK 365 Quantitative Research 3  
SWK 366 Qualitative Research 3  
SWK 450 Practice III (Community and Organizations) 3  
SWK 455 Practice IV (Groups) 3  
** Field Instruction 12  
  Total 45  

**Students may take 12 hours over 1 semester (SKW410) or take 6 hours per semester (SWK 420 and SWK 421)

CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS Course
Choose Two

SWK 280 - Special Topics in Social Work

SWK 315 - Crisis Intervention

SWK 331 - Marriage and Family

SWK 335 - Human Rights

SWK 355 - Faith-Based Social Services and Ministries

SWK 360 - Child Abuse and Neglect

SWK 370 - Child Abuse and Interventions

SWK 425 - Death, Dying, and Bereavement

SWK 460 - Aging SWK 480 - Special Topics

SWK 481 - Addictions

SWK 482 - Conflict Resolution

SWK 483 - Foster Care and Adoption

SWK 485 - Medical Social Work

SWK 486 - School Social Work

SWK 490 - Independent Study

  Core + SW Electives Total 51  
  Free Electives to reach 120 hours    
Subtotal CU Credit Hours   60 - 63  
Total Baccalaureate Degree Credit Hours   120