Faculty: Sarah Hessenauer, Tim Reutebuch, Jeannine Rowe, Mike Wallace, James Winship (Chairperson).
The primary objective of the social work major is preparation of students for beginning level professional generalist 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 people of color 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.
Requirements for admission into the Professional Segment (i.e., Social Work Practice and Practicum courses) of the Social Work major include: a 2.25 overall grade point minimum is needed to enroll in practice courses (SOCWORK 371, SOCWORK 372, and SOCWORK 473) and in Social Work Experience (SOCWORK 493). Exceptions will be made for students having a 2.50 GPA for the last two semesters having taken at least nine units during each semester; or a 2.75 GPA having taken at least nine units in the semester prior to applying. Students with a lower grade point average may enroll in other Social Work courses. Check with the Social Work Department office for specific information about admissions processes.
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.
SOCIAL WORK (BA/BS)
MAJOR - 36 UNITS, 2.25 GPA
1. SOCWORK 102
2. SOCWORK 311 AND SOCWORK 312
3. SOCWORK 371, SOCWORK 372 AND SOCWORK 402
4. SOCWORK 462 AND SOCWORK 473
5. SELECT 12 UNITS FROM COURSE SOCWORK 493
UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 10 - 11 UNITS
1. POLISCI 141
2. GENED 130
3. BIOLOGY 120 OR OTHER DEPARTMENT APPROVED BIOLOGY COURSE
HUMAN SERVICES FOUNDATIONS
MINOR - 24 UNITS
1. SELECT ANY THREE COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING: PSYCH 202, PSYCH 331, PSYCH 332, SOCWORK 102, SOCWORK 235, SOCWORK 325, SOCWORK 337, SOCWORK 341, SOCWORK 380, OR WOMENST 350
2. SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: ENGLISH 370, ENGLISH 372, PSYCH 215, OR MATH 230
3. SELECT 12 UNITS LISTED IN THIS SECTION. COURSES NOT USED IN THE CORE CAN BE USED TO SATISFY ELECTIVES. THE FOLLOWING COURSE(S) MAY BE USED TO SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT: COUNSED 450, ENGLISH 274, ENGLISH 370, ENGLISH 372, MATH 230, PHILSPHY 245, PHILSPHY 261, PHILSPHY 365, PSYCH 202, PSYCH 215, PSYCH 331, PSYCH 332, PSYCH 345, PSYCH 387, PSYCH 444, PSYCH 486, PSYCH 489, SAFETY 255, SOCWORK 102, SOCWORK 235, SOCWORK 301, SOCWORK 302, SOCWORK 303, SOCWORK 311, SOCWORK 325, SOCWORK 330, SOCWORK 337, SOCWORK 341, SOCWORK 350, SOCWORK 380, SOCWORK 498, WOMENST 100, WOMENST 350, WOMENST 370, COMDIS 270