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Social Work (B.S.)

The mission of the Undergraduate Social Work Program at Nebraska Wesleyan University is to prepare students for competent generalist social work practice with a commitment to creating critical thinkers who are able to promote social justice and human well-being for diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Provisional Admission to the social work program may be made by contacting the program director. Provisional admission requires:

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.


Required SocWk Courses 30 hours
Social Work Major (B.S., 53-55 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
Social Work Electives* 6 hours
Required Supporting Courses 14-16 hours
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 4 hours
POLSC 1010 United States Government and Politics or POLSC 1010FYW United States Government and Politics 4 hours
PSYCH 1010FYW Introduction to Psychological Science 4 hours
Select one of the following Statistics courses: 3-4 hours
Capstone 9 hours
SOCWK 4970 Field Practicum** 9 hours

*Grade of C+ or better required.
**Grade of B- or better required.

A Pre-Field Placement Consultation (which takes place with the Program and Field Directors) is required before students may enroll in SOCWK 4970 Field Practicum. Prerequisites for the Pre-Field Placement Consultation are:

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