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Social Work (B.S.W.)

Administered by Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

Effective Fall 2017

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

Admission to the Social Work Major includes a C or better earned in SOCWORK.133, a completed application and interview by the program director and/or faculty. The program application can be found in the student handbook. Intro to SW counts as GEPs and also towards the major requirements (3 credits/points are earned for this).

In order to progress within the program, students must earn a minimum grade of C in SOCWORK.221, SOCWORK.250, SOCWORK.334, SOCWORK.450, SOCWORK.452, SOCWORK.453, and SOCWORK.498. Student status in the program will be reviewed prior to enrollment in SOCWORK 497 and 498, Social Work Field Education and seminar.

Social Work Elective courses are not offered every semester and are not required. However, for those enrolling in CWEB - Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates SOCWORK 236 Child Welfare is a required course and a prerequisite for this program. Students applying to CWEB will need a minimum GPA of 3.0 to complete 400 hours and a minimum GPA of 2.5 to complete 975 hours and will need to apply no later than their junior year.

Dismissal from the major. Because the BSW is a professional degree, the faculty reserve the right to counsel or dismiss any student who does not satisfy the professional and personal standards on performance, conduct/behavior, emotional self-control and self-understanding, and communication skills. See program website for details.

Required courses for this degree program include:

Course Required Prior to Application for Admission

SOCWORK.133 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Social Work Major Courses, Required (Grade of C or better required)

Students will be required to take SOCWORK.334 prior to any 400 level course and required to follow the sequencing of courses outlined in the student handbook.

SOCWORK.221 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SOCWORK.240 Statistics for Social Work

SOCWORK.250 Research Methods for Generalist Social Work Practice

SOCWORK.297 Introductory Practice Experience in Social Work

SOCWORK.334 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

SOCWORK.450 Social Work Practice with Groups and Groups at Risk

SOCWORK.452 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

SOCWORK.453 Social Welfare Policy and Services

SOCWORK.497 Social Work Field Education (10 credits)

SOCWORK.498 Integrative Senior Seminar in Social Work

Additional Courses for Major, Required

Any Human Biology Course

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

PSYCH.210 Life Span Psychology

SOC.211 Principles of Sociology

Elective Courses

SOCWORK.236 Child Welfare (note that this is a prerequisite for those enrolling in

CWEB - Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates)

SOCWORK.310 Chemical Dependency

SOCWORK.455 Behavioral Health and Generalist Social Work

SOCWORK.456 Social Work and Issues of Aging