The primary objective of the social work major is preparation of students for beginning level professional social work practice. The major emphasizes development of students' practice skills by providing classroom and internship content in the wide variety of social and personal problems encountered by individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. Relationship and problem-solving techniques are stressed during the phases of studying, analyzing, testing, and evaluating social problems in both urban and rural areas. Many types of employment settings are available for professional social workers including counseling, foster care, adoption, child protective services, probation and parole, services to single parents, day care, public assistance, services to minority groups and women, school social services, drug and alcohol counseling, services for the elderly, and positions in the areas of community organization, social planning and social action.
All required Social Work courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Any required Social Work course in which a lower grade is received must be retaken by the student. Any student who receives a second grade below C in the same required social work class will not be permitted to continue in the program.
Graduation requirements for a major in Social Work: a 2.25 grade point average in the Social Work major is needed.