Social Work (Undergraduate)
For the Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, students are required to complete all courses listed for the major. 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 required courses.
Provisional admission to the social work program may be made by contacting the program director. Provisional admission requires completion of SOCWK 1150 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 4970 Field Practicum. SOCWK 3080 Micro Practice and SOCWK 3090 Group Practice or SOCWK 3100 Macro Practice 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 3090 Group Practice, SOCWK 3100 Macro Practice, SOCWK 3080 Micro Practice, SOCWK 4650 Research Informed Practice, SOCWK 4970 Field Practicum) must be completed with a grade of "B-" or better to successfully complete the program. All other 3000-level and 4000-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.).