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.
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 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. Although not specifically required, students are encouraged to take related courses in Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science.
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