Social Work (B.S.W.)

The Social Work program is no longer admitting new students. The information on this page is provided for current students enrolled in the program.

 

Program Advisor

Roy Malecha
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Henderson Campus, Old Main 124
731-989-5392
remalecha@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 Liberal Arts Core 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.