DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

(Accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, 2003)


Bachelor Of Arts Degree In Social Work (BSW)

Program Of Study





The Social Work core course requirements at the Junior and Senior levels lead to the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) degree.  As of February, 2003 the Social Work Program was awarded accreditation as a professional program by the Council on Social Work Education.  The primary purpose of the B.S.W. Program is to prepare students from a generalist perspective as an entry level practitioner with a knowledge base and skills which include, but are not limited to, practice in social work and social welfare, maximizing human development and dignity, social justice and equality for diverse populations.


The curriculum comprises of a liberal arts base, combined with professional courses, skills and ethics.  Preparation for a career as a generalist practitioner in Social Work is augmented by a supervised field practicum.  Students with interest in child welfare can complete an internship with the Department of Family and Children Services.  Students completing an internship with the Department of family and Children Services will receive a Child Welfare Certificate in conjunction with being a recipient of the Title IV-E Scholarship.


The major in Social Work requires:

  1. Completion of 125 semester hours with a cumulative grade point of at least 2.5
  2. Completion of all major courses with grades of "B" or above
  3. Completion of the ACAT examination


CHILD WELFARE CERTIFICATE  PROGRAM:  (TITLE IV-E)

Students who are admitted to the Social Work Program can apply for the Title IV-E Scholarship.  The student must have a G.P.A. of 2.5.  Three Social Work electives are required in conjunction with an internship with the Department of Family and Children Services.  Interested student should contact the Social Work Program Director or the Title IV-E Coordinator. 


The three required electives courses:

SOWK 3275: Forensic Interviewing

SOWK 3291: Family and Child Welfare

SOWK 3383: Social Work with Families


DUAL MAJORS

A Dual Major in Social Work is available for students interested in combining several areas of studies with the permission from the Chair of the particular area of study from which the student is pursuing a dual major.  Students interested in a dual major must complete the required field practicum in Social Work.  Completion of a dual major requires additional semester hours beyond the first degree.  Once arrangements for a dual major have been cleared with the Chair of the Department, the student must have their Social Work curriculum cleared with the Social Work Director.

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (BSW)

Area



Credit hours

Core Curriculum



(60 hours)

AREA A1

Communication Skills


6

AREA A2

Quantitative Skills


3

AREA B

Institutional Options


5

AREA C

Humanities, Fine Arts and Ethics

6

AREA D

Natural Science, Math & Tech

10

AREA E

Social Sciences


12

AREA F

Courses Related to Major

 

18

PSYC 1101

General Psychology (3 hrs)



SOCI 2011

Principles of Sociology (3 hrs)


SOCI 2601

Urban Social Problems (3 hrs)


SOWK 1385

Careers in Social Work (3 hrs)


SOWK 2310

Self Awareness (3 hrs)



MATH 2411

Basic Statistics (3 hrs)



Area F: A grade of "C" or better is required.







Above The Core



(5 hours)





Area G - REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES


(48 hours)

SOWK 2211

Social Policy I


3

SOWK 2412

Introduction to Social Work

3

SOWK 3211

Social Policy II


3

SOWK 3381

Human Behavior and the Social Environ I

3

SOWK 3382

Human Behavior and the Social Environ II

3

SOWK 3441

Social Work Practice I


3

SOWK 3442

Social Work Practice II


3

SOWK 3443

Interviewing and Recording

3

SOWK 3444

Research Methods in Social Work

3

SOWK 4306

Research II Measurements in Social Work

3

SOWK 4441

Social Work Practice III


3

SOWK 4470

Field Integrative Seminar


3

SOWK 4472

Field Practicum


12

Social Work/General Electives


(12 hours)





Total Hours Required


(125 hours)





PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (BSW) 

125s  Semester Hours

Freshman Year


Fall

Spring

HEDP (1000-1007)



1

ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3


MATH 1111

College Algebra or MATH 1101

3


BIOL 1111K

Intro. to Biological Sciences

4


AREA C Option


3


ASU 1201

Foundations of College Success

2


HIST 1002

Intro. to the African Diaspora

2

ENGL 1102

Composition II


3

COMM 1100

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

POLS 1101

U.S. Government


3

BIOL 1112K

Intro. to Biological Sciences II

4

TOTAL


(15 hrs)

(16 hrs)





Sophomore Year




ENGL 2111

World Literature I

3


MATH 2411

Basic Statistics

3


HIST 1111

Survey of World History

3


SOCI 2011

Principles of Sociology

3


PSYC 1101

General Psychology

3


HEDP 1001

Introduction to Wellness

1


ECON

any course


3

SOWK 1385

Careers in Social Work


3

SOCI 2601

Urban Social Problems


3

HIST 1112

World History II


3

CSCI  1101

Introduction to Computers


3

HEDP  (1001-1007)

Any Courses Available


1

TOTAL


(16 hours)

(16 hours)





Junior Year




SOWK 3381

Human Behavior & Social Environment I

3


SOWK 2412

Introduction to Social Work

3


SOWK 2211

Social Policy I

3


SOWK 3441

Social Work Practice I

3


SOWK 2310

Self Awareness

3


SOWK 3382

Human Behavior & Social Environment II

3

SOWK 3442

Social Work Practice II


3

SOWK 3443

Interview and Recording


3

SOWK 3444

Social Work Research Methods

3

SOWK 3211

Social Policy II


3

TOTAL


(15 hours)

(15 hours)





Senior Year




SOWK 4441

Social Work Practice III

3


SOWK 4306

Research II: Measurement in SOWK

3


Social Work Electives


6


Free Electives


3


SOWK 4470

Seminar


3

SOWK 4472

Field Instruction


12

TOTAL


(15 hours)

(15 hours)