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Social Work


Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview

Our program, which has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974, will equip you with the skills to carry out what the profession is all about: helping people.

WHAT YOU'LL DO ...

Embark on mission trips to some of the world’s most impoverished places. Spearhead local relief efforts as part of our student-led Social Work Club. Most importantly, during your senior year, you'll be placed in a professionally supervised field internship at an area social agency — real experience, with real impact.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ...

The major in social work prepares you at the undergraduate level for entry-level positions in social work and for graduate social work education. Upon graduation, you 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
CORE 100 - Franciscan Life
CSCI 100 - Introduction to Computers
LIBA 410 - Global Society
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
SOCY 341 - Statistical Analysis
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 381 - Social Work Practice III (Part 1)
SWRK 443 - Field Work
SWRK 445 - Field Work Seminar
THEO 204 - Christian Morality
WRTG 109 - Introduction to College Writing

Additional Program Requirements

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

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DEPARTMENT HANDBOOK

Social Work Handbook (PDF)

This handbook serves as a guide for students in the Briar Cliff University social work department.