Major in Social Work

The mission of the Social Work Program is to educate generalist social workers to integrate professional knowledge, values, skills and cognitive/affective processes into a holistic and competent entry-level 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