Social Work (B.A., B.S.)

Major: Social Work (B.A., B.S.)

Departments/Programs
Courses  
Social Work Major (B.A. or B.S., 61-62 hours)
SOCWK 015 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours
SOCWK 120 Social Welfare Policy, Services, and Delivery Systems 3 hours
SOCWK 127 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3 hours
SOCWK 128 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3 hours
SOCWK 208 Group Practice 3 hours
SOCWK 209 Macro Practice: Community Organization, Planning and Administration 3 hours
SOCWK 210 Micro Practice: Individuals and Families 3 hours
SOCWK 297 Field Practicum 1-9 hours
Social Work Electives 6 hours
Additional Required Courses Hours
SOC 003 Introduction to Sociology 3 hours
SOC 116 Race Relations and Minority Groups or
SOC 150 Hispanics and Latinos in U.S. Society or
ANTHR 154 Native American Cultures
3 hours
POLSC 001 United States Government and Politics 3 hours
PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychological Science 4 hours
BIO 001 Perspectives in Biological Science 4 hours
Select from the following: 3-4 hours
Senior Comprehensive 3 hours
SOCWK 265 Research Informed Practice 3 hours

For the Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, students are required to complete all the above listed courses. Students desiring the Bachelor of Arts degree in social work will need to complete a minimum of 15 hours of a modern foreign language (Spanish is highly recommended) in addition to the above listed courses.

Provisional admission to the social work program may be made by contacting the program director. Provisional admission requires completion of SOCWK 015 Introduction to Social Work, a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall, and completion of a provisional admission application.

Declaration of social work major and provisional admission to the program does not guarantee acceptance into Full Admission status. Only those accepted for Full Admission status may continue on in the program. Full Admission status requires a grade of “C+” or better in entry-level social work courses and completion of a Full Admission application and interview before the Social Work Executive Council. Full Admission interviews are conducted in November and April of each year.

A Pre-Field Placement Consultation is required before students may enroll in SOCWK 297 Field Practicum. SOCWK 210 Micro Practice: Individuals and Families and SOCWK 208 Group Practice or SOCWK 209 Macro Practice: Community Organization, Planning and Administration must be completed with grades of “B-” or better. Students must also have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average. Finally, students must have completed a minimum of 60 approved volunteer/ shadowing hours prior to the consultation. The Consultation will take place with the Program and Field Directors.

All social practice courses (SOCWK 208 Group Practice, SOCWK 209 Macro Practice: Community Organization, Planning and Administration, SOCWK 210 Micro Practice: Individuals and Families, SOCWK 297 Field Practicum) must be completed with a grade of "B-" or better to successfully complete the program. All other 200-level social work courses must be completed with a grade of "C+" or better.

The social work program at Nebraska Wesleyan University complies with the standards of and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (C.S.W.E.).

Council on Social Work Education
1725 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
email: info@cswe.org
web site: www.cswe.org