Major in Social Work

The mission of the Social Work Program is to provide graduates with a professional foundation of knowledge, values and skills needed for effective generalist social work practice. 

The program stresses the importance of hearing the voices of all people, understanding common human needs and enhancing opportunities for mental, relational, environmental, physical and spiritual health.


4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to major in Social Work has been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Social Work


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Social Work


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Social Work


Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S.W. Major in Social Work
Program Coordinator:  Nadine McNeal
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements." 
I. General Education Requirements 47 hours
(Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")
Limit III. C. 1.  History to HIS 221 American History I or HIS 222 American     History II
Limit III. C. 4. Humanities to POL 231 American government I
Limit III. B. 1. Biology to BIO 100 Human Biology and Lab OR BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
   
II. Major Requirements
SWK 150 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours
PSY 210 General Psychology 3
SOC 241 General Sociology 3
SWK 250 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
SWK 251 HBSE I: Childhood & Adolescence 3
SWK 252 HBSE II: Adulthood & Aging 3
SWK 260 Careers in Social Work 1
SWK 265 Professional Communication in Social Work Practice (W) 3
SWK 351 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 3
SWK 352 Social Work Practice with Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3
SWK 361 Social Welfare Policies & Services I (W) 3
SWK 362 Social Welfare Policies & Services II 3
SWK 405 Methods of Social & Behavioral Research I 3
SWK 406 Methods of Social & Behavioral Research II (W) 3
SOC 445 Ethnic Cultures 3
SWK 450 Intervention with Populations-at-Risk 3
SWK 454 Seminar in Social Work Practice 3
SWK 497 Senior Social Work Practicum 9
58 hours
   
III. Electives (including additional Bible) 21 hours
Recommended Courses:
COM 241 Small Group Communication 3
SOC 242 Social Problems 3
SOC330 Crisis Intervention 3
SWK 341 Child Welfare I 3
SWK 342 Child Welfare II 3