2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Social Work, AS-LAS for Transfer to UALR BSW

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NPC Faculty Mentor: Katelynn Hardage (Katelynn.Hardage@np.edu) 501.760.4373

  • This curriculum* is designed for persons who plan to obtain an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (AS-LAS) degree at National Park College (NPC) and transfer to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) to complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

UALR School of Social Work information and policies. UALR Social Work program begins in August each year.  Applications are accepted January 1 - March 1 annually.

UALR Transfer Admission information and policies

Additional UALR information regarding this program:

  • The student will have earned the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • The student must complete the requirements necessary for general admission to UALR as well as specific admission to the UALR BSW program.
  • Degree program admission requirements for students who transfer will be determined in the same manner as if their initial enrollment had been at UALR.
  • Remedial course grades will not be computed in the cumulative GPA for purposes of admission.
  • The following courses from NPC will substitute for required courses at UALR:
    • SOC 2223 for SOWK 1301
    • PSYC 2163 will satisfy the program requirement for Abnormal Psychology. It will transfer in as a lower-level core sociology elective.
    • PSYC 2013 will satisfy 3 hours of upper-level related field elective credit in the social work program. It will transfer in as a lower-level core sociology elective.
    • BSW Prerequisite - BSW program requires a grade of “C” or above in each prerequisite course and a 2.5 GPS in all prerequisite courses.

UALR Transfer Scholarship information and policies

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.


General Education Core - 35 Transferable Hours

60 Credit Hours

See your NPC advisor for degree and graduation information​
* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

Remaining Courses to be Completed at UALR - Social Work: 62 Credit Hours

Social Work Foundation Courses (33 credit hours)
Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
SOWK 3302 Cultural Diversity 3
SOWK 3303 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
SOWK 3304 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
SOWK 3313 Social Welfare Policy I 3
SOWK 3314 Social Welfare Policy II 3
SOWK 3322 Methods of Social Work Research 3
SOWK 3331 Practice I 3
SOWK 3381 Social Work Statistics 3
SOWK 4316 Addiction in Social Work 3
SOWK 4332 Practice II 3
SOWK 4333 Practice III 3

Social Work Field Courses (14 credit hours)
SOWK 4212 Field Seminar I 2
SOWK 4213 Field Seminar II 2
SOWK 4541 Field Experience I 5
SOWK 4542 FIeld Experience II 5

Other Required Courses (3 credit hours)
Three (3) credit hours of upper-level (3000 or 4000 level Rhetoric & Writing)
RHET 3301 Editing for Usage, Style, and Clarity or 3
RHET 3315 Persuasive Writing or
RHET 3326 Technical Writing

Upper-Level Related Field Electives (12 credit hours)
    Twelve hours of upper-level related field electives (includes, but is not
limited to, 3000 or 4000 level courses in the following: Gerontology, 
Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Psychology, Criminal
Justice, Human Service Administration, Health Sciences, and Public

Unrestricted General Electives
    Remaining hours, if any to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of
upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.
    UA Little Rock Required Credit Hours: 62
    Total Credit Hours: 122

Academic year: 2022-2023
Revised: July, 2022


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