To acquire an appreciation/understanding of human diversity through knowledge of the interrelationships between people and their environment, biologically, psychologically, and socially;
To achieve basic skills in social research methodology;
To acquire the basic competencies needed for entry level professional practice. A supervised field placement in a community social service agency enables students to integrate theory and practice skills in a structured environment and is required of all social work majors.
B. All social work majors must have an advisor in the Social Work Program. Students with double majors are required to have an advisor in each program.
C. Students must earn at least a "C" in each required social work course, categories A, B and C and BIOL 103. The exception is SOWK 170 in which a B or better must be earned. Any course in which a "D" or "F" is recorded must be repeated until a "C" or better is earned.
D. Social work courses must be taken in sequence as listed, and the student is responsible for meeting the prerequisites. The first required course for the program is SOWK 170-Introduction to Social Welfare. Students are also required to engage in 40 clock hours of volunteer work in a social service agency concurrently with classroom instruction. Only SOWK 373-Practice III can be taken prior, concurrently, or after Field Placement.
E. A formal admission process must be completed before finishing SOWK 185. Admission is based on a combination of criteria including:
2) a grade of B or above in SOWK 170
4) personal statement and
5) suitability for professional social work practice.