Social Work

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Program Overview

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 well-being of an individual, group or community. This is done through policy, organizing, practice and teaching.

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Associate in Arts: $5,774*

* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.


Employment Outlook

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Degrees & Certificates


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



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.

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Susan Mills, B.A., M.A.
Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science Division Chair, Prague Program Director
(602) 286-8487 | (480) 242-8358