Social Work (B.S.W.)

FHU / Dickson at the Renaissance Center offers programs for students who desire to complete a bachelor’s degree and who have completed an associate’s degree or who have completed 60 or more credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university. For students just beginning their college coursework, Nashville State Community College offers classes at the Renaissance Center that lead to the completion of an associate’s degree.

The Social Work program is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, providing top-tier classes and opportunities for its students to participate in community outreach events. Graduates in social work are prepared for graduate school and positions in many diverse settings including: mental health agencies, child and family services, geriatric programs, rehabilitation programs, medical social work, and school social work. Social Work Students in Action (SWSA), the professional club for social work majors, allows students to participate in a wide range of community outreach projects and to meet and interact with social work professionals from a range of fields. Students with the required GPAs are invited into membership in Omicron Psi, the honors organization for Social Work majors.

Program Advisor

Nadine G. McNeal, B.S.W., M.S.S.W.
Director of Social Work; Assistant Professor of Social Work

HRH 023
731-989-6644
nmcneal@fhu.edu

4 -- Year Plans

These 4 Year Plans assume two years obtaining an A.A. or A.S. (or transfer with B.S.W.), and then outline the completion of your bachelor's degree at FHU / Dickson in two years.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S.W. Major in Social Work

Prerequisite:  Associate of Arts or Sciences (A.A. or A.S.) in Social Work

(Please consult the catalog or website of Nashville State Community College or another regionally accredited community college participating in the Tennessee Transfer Pathways Program for degree requirements for the A.A. or A.S. degrees in Social Work.)

I. A.A./A.S. in Social Work from NSCC 60 hours

(Please consult the catalog or website of Nashville State Community College or another regionally accredited community college participating in the Tennessee Transfer Pathways Program for degree requirements for the A.A. or A.S. degrees in Social Work.)

The following courses are required lower-division courses for the B.S. in Social Work degree and must be completed in the freshman and sophomore years as part of the A.A. or A.S. in Social Work degree.

 
BIO 100 Human Biology/Lab
or BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab   
POL 231  American Government I 
PSY 210 General Psychology 
SOC 241 General Sociology 
SWK 150 Intro to Social Work 
   
II. Major Requirements
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
  49 hours 
     


III. Electives (including 10 hrs. Bible) 17 hours
   
Fall Options:  
FAM 305 Childhood Disorders 3
PSY 399H Psychology in Film 3
SOC 240 Crime and Delinquency 3
     
Spring Options:  
CJU 380 Criminal Behavior and Profiling 
FAM 399E Death and Dying 3
PSY 350 Forensic Psychology 
PSY 408  Family and Individual Counseling 
SWK 330 Crisis Intervention 

 

*The General Education Requirements are met for students with Associate of Arts or Science (A.A. or A.S.) degrees. Specific courses noted must be completed as part of the A.A. or A.S. degree. Ten hours of Bible from FHU are required.