Carol Schulke, Chairperson
Code 93 or SOC WORK
I. FACULTYEbert, Lo, Schulke
II. DEGREESUndergraduate: The social work course of study will lead to the Bachelor of Social Work degree.
Graduate: The Department does not offer a Master's Degree in Social Work.
III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY
1. GOAL(S)The essential goals of the Social Work Department are to prepare graduates for:
1). Entry-level employment in generalist social work practice positions 2). Entry into graduate school with advanced standing 3). Active community participation in community life to promote social justice
2. THE MAJOR(S)The Department offers a baccalaureate of Social Work degree (Bachelor of Social Work) which is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and prepares students for beginning level social work practice.
3. THE MINOR(S)None
IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSTo be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work degree, students must meet four essential requirements:
1. Completion of 43 credits of the designated General Education and other liberal arts requirements for the social work degree plus completion of the 9 credits in social work courses 93-167, 93-220, and 93-298, for a combined total of 52 credits. Only the Advanced Composition course (3 cr.) and remaining 6 credits in Humanities courses may be taken subsequent to admission, if necessary. The student must prepare a plan for completion of the remaining credits needed for graduation, including electives.
2. Achievement of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average based on 43 credits earned in the required General Education and other liberal arts requirements for the social work major; minimum grades of "C" are required in 93-167, 93-220, and 93-298 and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in these courses; along with a positive recommendation by faulty in these courses concerning possession of professional competencies. The Admissions Committee will make exceptions to these standards, only upon submission of evidence by the applicant which offers a convincing record of merit for reconsideration.
3. Documentation of professional commitment and volunteer participation.
4. Acceptance of ethical standards and demonstration of ethical conduct expected of social work professionals as stipulated by the NASW Code of Ethics.
To be eligible for graduation with a Bachelor of Social Work degree, students must fulfill four additional expectations:
1. Meet remaining course requirements.*
2. Maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in social work courses, with grades of "C" or better. The 2.75 GPA is to be calculated using all department courses.
3. Be admitted to the Applied Generalist Practicum.
4. Successfully complete the Applied Generalist Practicum.
*Transfer students please note that this may require a completion time beyond four years.
V. REQUIRED CORE COURSESSee section following for courses required.
VI. THE DEGREE, WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONSRecommended for students who wish to qualify for state certification as a beginning level social worker or for entry into graduate schools of social work with advanced standing.
Required Credits: 85 minimum
For description of those electives which are Interdisciplinary Studies courses, see Interdisciplinary Studies. Please contact the Department of Social Work for information concerning elective offerings.
Elective credits may be partially met by taking social work elective courses or by completing a minor in another discipline.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999