• Social Work Courses at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, Arizona

Social Work

Social work is an interdisciplinary field involving economics, education, sociology, medicine, philosophy, politics and psychology which, as a discipline and profession, seeks to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of an individual, group, or community. This is done through policy, organizing, practice and teaching.


GateWay offers Social Work courses focused on contemporary social welfare services and policy. These courses are part of the Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) and include:

  • SWU171 - Introduction to Social Welfare
  • SWU292 - Effective Helping in a Diverse World
  • SWU291 - Community Relations
  • SWU258 - Crisis Management and Victimology

MAPP is a prescribed sequence of classes for students to take at GateWay in preparation for a desired ASU bachelor's degree. Students who complete a MAPP within three years of signing up are guaranteed admission into the specified ASU degree program. For more MAPP information, visit maricopa.edu/alliance.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Faculty, Social Work Transfer Program, Faculty, Anthropology, Faculty Advisor for Service Learning

Phone: (602) 286-8729
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF149