About the Social Work Program


Cuyamaca College offers an Associates Degree in Social Work.  There are two introductory social work courses offered in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Department that transfer San Diego State University's Bachelor of Social Work Program, along with other Social Work Programs. Please consult the


Cuyamaca College Catalog


to learn about the requirements of the Associates degree in Social Work.


"Social work is the Profession that helps society work better for people and helps people work better in society" - Bartlett,


Defining Social Work


Social Work may be for you if you...

  • Like to work with people from many different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life
  • Are interested in understanding human behavior
  • See the strengths in people
  • Have compassion and empathy
  • Are a good problem solver
  • Believe in the power of communities

Social Workers make a contribution to the lives of individuals, families, children, and communities. They help effect change not just in peoples' lives, but also in institutions, organizations, and legislation and policy at the local, state, and national level.