May be either depending on option selected.
The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The principal educational objective of the program is to prepare students for employment as beginning, entry-level generalist practitioners. Preparation of students for graduate education is a secondary objective. Social work majors are urged to consult closely with program advisers to assure proper sequencing of courses and in selection of appropriate electives.
Students are considered to be a social work major once they have applied to the program and been accepted by the Social Work Program Admissions Committee.
Please note that this degree cannot be completed online, nor are all classes offered at night. Students must be able to complete a 16 - 32 hour per week internship during the day (8 - 5) over one or two semesters to complete the degree.
What can I do with a Degree in Social Work?
University Core Curriculum Requirements
Refer to the “University Core Curriculum” section of the catalog and the “Curriculum Guide, Major in Social Work.”
What is social work?
Social work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to enhance the social functioning of individuals, families, groups, and communities. Social workers help clients improve their quality of life and sense of well-being. According to the NASW website, social workers are “uniquely qualified to help people right in their own environment, by looking at all the different aspects of their life and culture…Social workers care for people in every stage of life, from children to the elderly” http://www.helpstartshere.org
Social work program requirements
You must earn a C or better in each of these courses!
Criteria for admission into the social work program are*:
All students declaring a major in social work will be considered pre-majors prior to official admittance into the social work program through a formal application process.
*Exceptions to these requirements will be considered on an individual basis. A letter must be attached to the application explaining the request for the exception, along with a plan regarding completion of the requirements.
Prerequisites for advanced work:
SOCW 2315, 2361 and 3301 or permission of instructor are required for all advanced work. Admission to the program and an overall GPA of 2.25 or higher is a prerequisite for admission into SOCW 4310, SOCW 4341, SOCW 4383 and the field instruction courses, SOCW 4688 and 4698. See individual course descriptions for other prerequisites.
Social Work Club: For information, contact Dr. Jennifer Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Kristy Bartlett (email@example.com)
Phi Alpha Nu Honor Society : Contact Dr. Melody Loya at firstname.lastname@example.org for minimum requirements
For Social Work majors only
To view the Social Work Student Handbook click on the link above.
The BSW Program Application for Spring, 2016 is due by November 1st.
To view the Program Application click the link above.
The Social Work program feels strongly about experiential learning, and provides many hands-on opportunities for social work students. Students may have the opportunity to run psychoeducational groups, do case management or work in a Truancy Reduction Program. Opportunities through classes or independent study courses may vary; talk to your advisor about your options!
Social Work Advisory Council
The primary function of the Council is to provide advice and guidance to the Social Work Program in matters relating to the profession of social work. For more information about the Social Work Advisory Council click here.
Field Practicum Information