Are you an incredible listener who has great empathy and a willingness to help people improve their quality of life?

Do you want to help make a positive impact on the world? There will always be people in need, from young children to individuals struggling with addictions. Social workers help people cope and improve their quality of life, and as a result, they can affect the future of an entire community, and even social policy.


At Harford Community College, we offer a social work degree that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Arts


No. of Credits:

Associate of Arts: 60



Sharon Stowers







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your social work studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in social work through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Social Problems

Introduction to Social Work

Marriage and the Family

Juvenile Delinquency

The Helping Relationship

Alcohol/Drugs: Impact on Behavior

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in social work at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while gaining foundational knowledge to help improve people's lives.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Bowie State University
  • UMBC
  • UMAB
  • Salisbury University
  • Hood College
  • McDaniel College

Potential Careers

  • Child and Family Social Worker
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Therapist/Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Social Work Supervisor

Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.