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:

Degree Requirements

B.S.W. Major in Social Work
Program Coordinator:  Mrs. Nadine McNeal

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:

34-35 hours

Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display

Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to BIO 100 Human Biology or BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab OR

Limit III. C. 1. History to HIS 221 American History I or HIS 222 American History II

II. Major Requirements

61 hours

SWK 150

Introduction to Social Work

PSY 210

General Psychology

3

POL 231

American Government 

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



III. Electives (including additional Bible):

30-31 hours

Recommended Courses

 

COM 241

Small Group Communication

3

SOC 242

Social Problems

3

SWK 330

Crisis Intervention

3

SWK 341

Child Welfare I

3

SWK 342

Child Welfare II

3