Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Social Work, B.S.

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Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and create societal conditions favorable to that goal. Social workers at the baccalaureate level are trained as generalist practitioners, this means the social worker has an eclectic theoretical base that utilizes a systems framework to assess a variety of points for possible intervention. If students are trained to understand that life is dynamically interwoven by historical, social, political, and economic forces, then students will be able to comprehensively assess conditions and be prepared to work in a variety of practice environments and levels of intervention, with specific awareness of vulnerable population groups. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to: work in child welfare/foster care/adoption, medical settings, addictions, mental health/counseling, school social work, community development organizations, non-profit management, homeless shelters, crisis intervention, developmental disabilities, grant writing, policy development, juvenile and adult incarceration, etc.

See  Social Work B.S. Mission & Requirements  


To graduate must complete all major requirements, foundations requirement, and additional electives needed for 124 hour minimum degree requirement.


Foundations Required (42)

(48 less 3 hours Foundations in Social Science and 3 hours in Science satisfied by required major courses)

Required Composition level (3)


  • __ 3 (X2) Communication and/or Writing (6)
  • __ 3____ Literature (3)
  • __ 3 (X3) Philosophy, Arts Appreciation, Literature (9)
  • __ 3____ History (3)
  • __ 3 ____Social Science (3)
  • __ 3____ Mathematics (3)
  • __ 3____ Mathematics, Science and/or Technology (3)

Plus Elective Hours (24) Needed for the 124 Hour Degree Requirement

APS Foundations  

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