Counseling and Social Work Option


Welcome to the Counseling and Social Work option of Sociology. This is a major for anyone who is interested in working in the human services field as well as social work. There are many options for employment for this field and as an applied form of Sociology you will find the Counseling and Social Work option of Sociology will provide you with the basic knowledge you need to continue on to a 4-year institution or to work in the field as an entry level worker.

Department Overview

The Counseling and Social Work degree option provides an interdisciplinary approach. Students take courses both in sociology and in psychology. The department is staffed with MSW’s and Ph.D’s as well as Licensed counselors, all of whom can help you understand the exciting fields available to people who want to work in the human services areas. If you’re interesting in being part of the solution this may be your major.


The Counseling and Social Work degree plan is housed in the Social Sciences building on the campus of Rose State College. Classrooms have the latest technology and students will benefit from our small class sizes.


The Counseling and Social Work degree can be completed in 4 semesters and will open the world of sociology and psychology to you.   Possible courses to study include “Introduction to Social Work, Introduction to Counseling, Human Relations, Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, and Introduction to Psychology, and many more.  Required classes 

What is required of a student?

Students will be challenged to look at some of the most severe problems in American society and investigate how they can become a part of the solution to those problems. Students who can think critically, analyze complex problems, and help solve them will find this field of study fascinating. Students with an open mind, a helping heart, and a willingness to learn often find this field of study right up their alley.

What happens after graduation?

After graduation many of our graduates transfer to a 4 year degree program in social work or some field of human services. Many of our graduates seek immediate employment in entry level positions in local human services organizations. Students can be found working in DHS, treatment centers, shelters, and a host of agencies that seek to assist individuals. With an Associate’s Degree, this transfer is easy and seamless. Typical students may transfer to one of the following programs; specifics of these programs should be investigated by the interested student:

East Central University School of Social Work 
OU School of Social Work 
UCO Human Services Option of Sociology 
UCO Substance Abuse Studies Option of Sociology

Why choose RSC Counseling Social Work option of Sociology?

Our program involves you in the process of learning about social problems, and working to solve them. Many of the required courses will send you into the field through service learning exercises, allowing you to take what you learn in the classroom and see how it fits in the community. Our classes are small, and our facilities are excellent. Faculty are well trained in their fields and provide you with a strong foundation in the field.

F.A.Q.-Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with this degree?

Most of our students transfer to a four year college after Rose State. Their preparation here allows them easily fit into a variety of programs. Once you have completed a degree, you will note that social workers, human services workers, and counselors work in many diverse fields. From drug and alcohol counseling to the criminal justice system, there is a job for you. The U.S. Department of Commerce views human services as a growing industry with special needs expanding to work with the elderly, immigrant groups, as well as traditional fields such as children, families, and groups.

Is there funding?

Students who transfer to an approved school of social work, and have an interest in the child welfare service, may apply for funding through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. These funds are limited, but available to interested students who show a desire to work with children in difficult situations through the child welfare system.

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