Social Work Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Required Courses
SOWK 273INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK5
SOWK 378HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I4
SOWK 379HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II4
SOWK 381DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL WORK4
SOWK 459SURVEY OF MICROSYSTEMIC PRACTICE THEORIES4
SOWK 468SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH4
SOWK 469DATA ANALYSIS FOR SOCIAL WORK4
SOWK 470SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS4
SOWK 475SOCIAL WORK ENGAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT I4
SOWK 476SOCIAL WORK ENGAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT II4
SOWK 477SOCIAL WORK WITH COMMUNITIES4
SOWK 478SOCIAL WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS4
SOWK 479SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS4
SOWK 480FIELD PREPARATION1
SOWK 482PRACTICUM/SEMINAR (must be repeated three times)15
SOWK 490SOCIAL WORK SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Required BASW Elective3
Total Credits76

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • be open to new ideas, think critically and be capable of incorporating evidenced based theories and interventions into their professional social work tasks;
  • take a leadership role in understanding, articulating and advocating on behalf of client definitions of social and personal problems, client strengths and client defined solutions;
  • base their practices on systems and empowerment theories and ecological and strengths perspectives, as well as other understandings supported by scientific evidence;
  • perform a wide range of tasks and roles within the context of organizational and service delivery structures and bring enthusiasm and creativity to generalist social work practice;
  • define themselves as professional social workers, guided by social work values and ethical standards which include a deep respect for diversity in all its forms and a commitment to work with populations-at-risk for social justice.