Jul 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Social Work (B.S.W.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for Social Work:

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  • Engage Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) in practice.
  • Advance human rights and social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  • Engage in policy practice.
  • Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Prospective social work majors must apply for admission to the program in the spring semester of their second year. This application requires the following:

  • A formal interview with a social work faculty member during which professional interests and abilities are explored.
  • Two reference rating forms.
  • A short essay describing the applicant’s interest in the field of social work.
  • A 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

Admittance into the program does not guarantee that the student will graduate with a degree in Social Work. The advisor – in conjunction with the Social Work faculty – reserves the right to dismiss a student from the major on the basis of unprofessional behavior and/or academic performance. The standards for professional conduct as expressed in the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics serve as the Program’s standards for determining dismissal from the program. The student has the right to appeal the decision in the same manner as dismissal for academically related reasons. These policies are articulated in both the Program handbook and on the website.

In order to remain in the Program, the student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all social work courses required by the major. Social Work students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses required within the Social Work Program. If a student receives a C- or below in any of these classes, they will be required to repeat the class. Academic credit for life experience and previous work experience is not given in whole or in part toward the social work degree.

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