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Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

Students completing requirements for the BSW will be prepared for beginning generalist social work practice in a wide range of organizations such as child welfare agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, schools, and treat­ment centers for emotionally disturbed children and adults. The program provides undergraduate education and internship experience for working with individuals, small groups (including the family), organizations, and communi­ties. National accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) allows graduates to become full members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and to be eligible to become licensed social workers in states requiring licensing for employment.

Bachelor of Social Work 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 105 or 150 or 151 or  201

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics See approved list

3

QMTH 205 or MATH 141 Statistics

3

Oral Communication See approved list,; may be met by another req

0-3

Technology See approved list,; may be met by another req

0-3

Skills for a Common Experience & Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives  

 

ANTH 201 Cultural Anthropology

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list,

3

Developing Critical Skills Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science  

 

BIOL 150/151 or SCIE 301 Elements of Living Systems, Biology of Aging

3-4

second course must be in earth or physical area See approved list

3-4

Social Science  

 

ECON 103 Intro to Political Economy

3

PSYC 101 General Psychology

3

SOCL 201 Principles of Sociology

3

Humanities & Arts See approved list,; must include 2 designators

6

Intensive Writing Met in major with SCWK 330

0

Constitution Requirement  

 

PLSC 201 American Government

3

Requirements in the Major (C- or better required)  

45

SCWK 200 Introduction to Social Work

3

 
SCWK 305 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3

 
SCWK 306 Working with Multi-Cultural Populations

3

 
SCWK 321 Social Welfare as a Social Institution

3

 
SCWK 330 Research Methods for Social Work

3

 
SCWK 430 Social Work Intervention I

3

 
SCWK 431 Interpersonal Helping Skills in SCWK Practice

3

     
SCWK 432 Social Work Intervention II

3

 
SCWK 433 Social Work Intervention III

3

 
SCWK 443 Social Work Field Instruction

12

 
SCWK 463 Social Work Field Seminar

3

 
    SCWK electives  

3

 
General Electives  

22-29

Total  

124

A student may apply for status as a social work major at any point. In applying for initial entry into the social work program and recognition as a social work major, the student agrees to abide by the NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Code of Ethics. From that point, continued recognition as a social work major requires that the student’s behavior comports to the standards of ethical conduct as spelled out in the Code of Ethics.

Prior to starting the social work intervention sequence - SCWK 430, 431, 432, and 433 - students must formally apply for admittance to SCWK 430. In addition to completing all of the prerequisites for SCWK 430, students must also have earned a minimum overall GPA of 2.20 and a 2.40 GPA in all social work courses.

After completing all general education requirements and social work major course requirements through SCWK 433, including passing courses SCWK 200 through SCWK 433 with a grade of C- or better and maintaining an overall GPA of 2.20 and a GPA of 2.40 in social work courses, the student is eligible to apply to enroll in the two courses which make up the final semester of field education. For graduation the student must have maintained an overall GPA of 2.20, a GPA of 2.40 in all social work courses.

The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of SCWK courses in residence at Winthrop University.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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