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2014-2015 Course Catalog

Social Work (B.S.)

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.33 to be accepted into the Social Work program.

Note: A GPA of 2.33 is equivalent to a "C+".


Social Work Major (B.S., 61-62 hours)
SOCWK 1150 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours
SOCWK 2200 Social Welfare Policy, Services, and Delivery Systems 3 hours
SOCWK 2270 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3 hours
SOCWK 2280 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3 hours
SOCWK 3080 Micro Practice 3 hours
SOCWK 3090 Group Practice 3 hours
SOCWK 3100 Macro Practice 3 hours
SOCWK 4650 Research Informed Practice 3 hours
SOCWK 4970 Field Practicum 1-9 hours
Social Work Electives 6 hours
Additional Required Courses Hours
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 4 hours
SOC 1330/SOC 2330 Race Relations and Minority Groups
SOC 2340 Latino Experiences in U.S. Society or
ANTHR 2540 Native American Cultures
3-4 hours
POLSC 1000 United States Government and Politics 3 hours
PSYCH 1010FYW Introduction to Psychological Science 4 hours
BIO 1010 Perspectives in Biological Science 4 hours
Select from the following: 3-4 hours
Senior Comprehensive 3 hours
SOCWK 4970 Field Practicum 1-9 hours

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 2.33 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 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
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