Social Work Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


do you have a passion for helping others resolve the challenges They face?

If you enjoy interacting with people who face a variety of challenges and you want to make a positive difference in the world around you, a career in social work is a perfect fit for you.  In your studies at Gulf Coast State College, you will learn to practice social work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, child welfare agencies, the court system and in nursing homes, to name a few.  Gulf Coast's Social Work Option, Liberal Arts A.A. will give you a solid foundation to complete your degree at a four-year university.  A title of Generalist Social Worker can be earned with the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree, and can be completed at Florida State University's Panama City (FSU PC) campus right across the street from Gulf Coast State College.  In addition to completion of the BSW, a Master's degree can also be obtained at FSU-PC, and can prepare you for state licensure at the Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) level.


spring 2022
registration opens
November 5th

classes start January 5th


2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area 6
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science BSC1005, General Biological Science, BSC2010, or BSC2085 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012, Psychology 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government •POS2041, American National Government 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
•ECO2013, Economics, Macro or ECO2023, Economics, Micro 3
•SYG2000, Principles of Sociology or SYG2010, Social Problems 3
Electives 18



FSU requires all Social Work students to have a minimum grade of “B” in SYG2000, PSY2012, POS2041, BSC1005, and ECO2013/2023 for entry into the Social Work program. FSU also requires a computer literacy course for entry into the program, as CGS1570.

Recommended elective:

SOW2020, Introduction to Social Work, 3 crs.
SYG2430, Marriage and Family Living, 3 crs.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

@ Civic Literacy.


my academic plan (map)

Refer to My Academic Plan (Roadmap) for a recommended path and timetable, from start to graduation, for obtaining your degree or certification.

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

Learn More

 Ready to apply?  You’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.



There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid available at Gulf Coast State College.


social sciences scholarship opportunities

The Social Sciences Division invites you to apply for the John F. Moseley and Charles Bond scholarships. Visit The Social Sciences Division Website for more information.


looking for an advisor?


Social Sciences administrative staff:

Robert S. Saunders, PhD
Division Chair
Social Sciences Building, Room 211

850-769-1551, extension 3826; 850-872-3826 (direct line)

Theresa Vrabel
Division Senior Administrative Assistant
Social Sciences Building, Room 210
850-769-1551, extension 3825; 850-872-3825 (direct line)