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Social Work


Bachelor of Arts

The major in social work prepares generalist social workers at the undergraduate level for entry-level positions in social work and for graduate social work education. This program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974 and has 10 expected educational competencies. 

As a result of developing these expected competencies, the social work major will be able to:

  1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly;
  2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice;
  3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments;
  4. Engage diversity and difference in practice;
  5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice;
  6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research;
  7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment;
  8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services;
  9. Respond to contexts that shape practice; and
  10. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Core Courses

BIOL 102 - Human Biology
BIOL 102L - Human Biology Laboratory
CSCI 100 - Introduction to Computers
PSCI 101 - American Government
PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 280 - Developmental Psychology
SOCY 124 - Principles of Sociology
SOCY 235 - Sociology of Marriages and Families
SOCY 240 - Racial, Ethnic and Gender Inequality
SOCY 340 - Social Science Research Methods
SPEC 111 - Public Speaking
SWRK 01 IS - Introduction to Field Work
SWRK 14 IS - Community Organization
SWRK 230 - History and General Method of Social Work
SWRK 320 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SWRK 360 - Social Issues and Policy
SWRK 370 - Social Work Practice I
SWRK 370L - Social Work Practice I Lab
SWRK 375 - Social Work Practice II
SWRK 380 - Social Work Practice III
SWRK 443 - Field Work
SWRK 444 - Field Work Seminar
THEO 204 - Christian Morality

Additional Program Requirements

Spanish or another foreign language is expected of all social work majors.

NOTE: BIOL 111 is interchangeable with BIOL 102; HIST 231 & 232 are interchangeable with PSCI 101; PHIL 210 is interchangeable with THEO 204; MATH 111, 117 & 200 are interchangeaable with MATH 105.

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