2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Work (B.S.)


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Major Requirements


Students electing to major in Social Work complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 30-35 elective credits, and 58 credits in their major. Two foundational courses, BIO110 (3 credits) and POL115 (3 credits), can be used to meet core curriculum requirements where applicable. Students must successfully complete SWK120  and SWK 120S  before officially being accepted into the Social Work Program.

One three-credit Social Work elective (3 credits).


Note:


A Social Work major takes three one-credit workshops designed to address issues concerning diversity, oppression, social justice, and/or special populations (SWK030-SWK099) as one of the two required electives.   SWK 087 : Violence in the Workplace must be completed by all majors in the fall semester of the junior year.  Students intending to major in Social Work should complete SWK120  with a grade of “C” or higher and a grade of P (Pass) in SWK 120S  . Students in the major are required to achieve grades of “C” or higher in all Social Work courses.

Curriculum Components


The curriculum is designed to help students achieve the nine Core Competencies and 31 Practice Behaviors delineated in The Council on Social Work Education’s 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards and the one additional Core Competency and four Practice Behaviors required by the Social Work Department.  Students are orientated to the profession of Social Work in SWK120 . Additional Social Work courses are arranged in five sequences:

Human Behavior and Diversity


Methods of Practice


Note:


The Field Experience, the signature pedagogy of Social Work education, includes a minimum of 660 hours of professionally supervised practice in social service agencies. Electives and workshops on topics of special interest are offered each semester. A required capstone course (SWK470 : Integrative Seminar) is completed in the spring semester of the senior year.

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Social Work (B.S.)

 

Fall

Spring

First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
SWK120: Social Problems: Analysis by Race, Class and Gender (3 credits)
X
 
SWK120S: Social Problems: Service Learning (1 credits)
X
 
POL115: The American Political System (3 credits)
X
 
Social Work Workshop (1 credit)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
 
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
SWK190: History of Social Work and Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
 
X
BIO110: Human Biology: Physiology and Health (3 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
SWK215: Human Behavior and Diversity I (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Social Work Workshop (1 credit)
X
X
SWK216: Human Behavior and Diversity II (3 credits)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
SWK087: Violence and the Workplace (1 credit)
X
 
SWK320: Methods of Practice I (3 credits)
X
 
SWK360: Generalist Practice Seminar I (3 credits)
X
 
SWK361: Generalist Practice Field Internship I (1.5 credits)
X
 
Social Work Elective (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
 
X
SWK330: Methods of Practice II (3 credits)
 
X
SWK370: Generalist Practice and Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
SWK371: Generalist Practice Field Internship II (1.5 credits)
 
X
Social Work Workshop (1 credit)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
SWK403: Research Methods I (3 credits)
X
 
SWK410: International Social Work (3 credits)
X
 
SWK421: Senior Field Seminar I (3 credits)
X
 
SWK422: Senior Field Internship I (3 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
SWK404: Research Methods II (3 credits)
 
X
SWK451: Senior Field Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
SWK452: Senior Field Internship II (3 credits)
 
X
SWK470: Integrative Seminar Capstone (3 credits)
 
X

 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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