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.
The mission of the Social Work Program at Nebraska Wesleyan University is to prepare students for entry into professional generalist social work practice with a commitment to promoting social justice and enhancing human well being for individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Provisional Admission to the social work program may be made by contacting the program director. Provisional admission requires:
- enrollment in SOCWK 1150 Introduction to Social Work,
- a minimum grade point average of 2.50 overall, and
- completion of a provisional admission application.
Declaration of a 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 foundation-level social work courses (SOCWK 1150, SOCWK 2200, SOCWK 2270, SOCWK 2280),
- completion of a Full Admission application, and
- interview before the Social Work Executive Council. Full Admission interviews are conducted in October and March of each year.
A Pre-Field Placement Consultation is required before students may enroll in SOCWK 4970 Field Practicum. Prerequisites for the Pre-Field Placement Consultation are:
- SOCWK 3080 Micro Practice completed with a grade of "B-" or better
- SOCWK 3090 Group Practice or SOCWK 3100 Macro Practice completed with a grade of “B-” or better.
- a minimum 2.67 overall grade point average
- completion of a minimum of 60 approved volunteer/ shadowing hours prior to the consultation.
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.).