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Bachelor of Social Work
Detailed information on the social work major is outlined in the Social Work Student Handbook and is available to all majors on the departmental web page. Additional information concerning the requirements for the field instruction courses are outlined in the Field Instruction Manual which is also available on the departmental web page.
 
Students who complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Apply appropriate means of intervention using the problem solving methods with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
2. Recognize and apply a variety of communication skills (i.e. verbal, nonverbal, written) for utilization with clients, colleagues, and consistent groups within the community
3. Identify the historical role of systematic privilege and develop strategies to work within the system for positive change
4. Understand, respect, and develop an appreciation for diversity while demonstrating the ability to practice effective social work skills with clients of diverse background, lifestyle, and values
5. Apply knowledge of human behavior and social development in an effort to empower and effect change on a macro systems level for social and economic justice with systems of all sizes
6. Develop the ability to assess their own practice skills and become self-evaluating professional social workers
7. Demonstrate an ability to integrate professional ethics and values from a Christian perspective.
8. Demonstrate an ability to accurately understand oneself through support and guidance of supervision
9. Develop and demonstrate an ability to think critically, facilitating the continual process of professional growth and knowledge expansion
10. Demonstrate a working knowledge of a variety of research methods and evaluation procedures, and understand their application to social work practice
11. Analyze the historical evolution of the social welfare system as a framework for understanding its impact on social policy development and service delivery
12. Identify and describe the relationship between social welfare, resource availability and allocation, research opportunities, and service delivery
13. Identify, assess, and develop the ability to employ the skills necessary to function within an organizational structure
 
Major Requirements:
SW 201 Introduction to Social Welfare......................................................................3 hours
SW 202 Introduction to Social Work..........................................................................3 hours
SW 330 Human Behavior and Social Environment I.................................................3 hours
SW 331 Human Behavior and Social Environment II................................................3 hours
SW 334 Understanding Diversity and Oppression.....................................................3 hours
SW 340 Modern Social Work Theories and Practice.................................................3 hours
SW 350 Pre-field Orientation.................................................................................... 1 hour
SW 380 Welfare Policies...........................................................................................3 hours
SW 400 Generalist Skills and Practice......................................................................3 hours
SW 420 Research in Social Work..............................................................................3 hours
SW 451 General Methods of Micro Social Work .......................................................3 hours
SW 452 General Methods of Mezzo Social Work......................................................3 hours
SW 453 General Methods of Macro Social Work......................................................3 hours
SW 454 Field Instruction and Seminar I....................................................................7 hours
SW 455 Field Instruction and Seminar II...................................................................6 hours
SW 480 Career Preparation.......................................................................................2 hours
BI 102 Life Sciences..................................................................................................3 hours
EN 304 Advanced Composition.................................................................................3 hours
Select from the following:
HI 211 U.S. History I, HI 212 U.S. History II, HI 267 African American History I or HI
268 African American History II...........................................................................3 hours
Select from the following:
PS 120 Introduction to Political Science, PS 200 Comparative Governments, or PS
211 American Government..................................................................................3 hours
PY 307 Statistical Methods ......................................................................................3 hours
PY 411 Principles of Research ..................................................................................3 hours
RG 390 Ethics in the Professions..............................................................................3 hours
SO 101 Principles of Sociology..................................................................................3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................76 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Social and Behavioral Science
PY 101 Principles of Psychology...............................................................................3 hours
HI 211 U.S. History I, HI 212 U.S. History II, HI 267 African American History I or HI 268 ...
African American History II.........................................................................................3 hours
Mathematics and Science
BI 101 Life Sciences..................................................................................................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
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