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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Work - Major


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The B.S. degree in social work requires extensive supervised field experience. The social work faculty partner with Rochester-area health and human service agencies to acquaint students with the diverse opportunities existing in the social work field.

Students are required to receive at least a ‘C’ grade in all required SWK courses and maintain a 2.3 overall average in SWK, in order to continue in the major. 

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Senior Experience for Social Work


Senior Integrative Seminar (SWK 452), together with the field practicum (SWK 484), strengthen the integration of theory and practice by emphasizing the linkages between the liberal arts and all components of the social work curriculum and practice. The Senior Integrative Seminar and field practicum further sharpen the student’s ability to question and to think critically; to explore personal, professional and cultural values as well as ethical issues; to prepare for productive contributions to the profession and society; and to engage in life-long learning.  

The senior electronic portfolio (SWK 499) assesses the student in the required content areas in social work, allows for further opportunities for linkages with the liberal arts, and provides outcome assessment information for the social work faculty.

Social Work Sample Program


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 SOC.Q 101 Introduction to Sociology  PEQ (3) 3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 SWK 222 Introduction to Social Work   3
BIO.Q 109 Human Biology  / BIO.Q 109L  PEQ (2) 4 PSY.Q 102 Introduction to Psychology: Social Science   3
Foreign Language with Lab 4 Foreign Language with Lab 4
       
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3 PSC 301 PII American Government and Politics   3
PEQ (4) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
PEQ (5) 3 PEQ (7) 3
PEQ (6) 3 SWK 305 Human Behavior and Social Environment II   3
SWK 304 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I   3 SWK 309G Human Rights/Social and Environmental Justice   3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (8) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
MTH 207 PII Elementary Statistics   3 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
SWK 300G Diversity, Oppression, and Justice   3 SWK 384 Social Work Methods II/Field Experience II   3
SWK 383 Social Work Methods I/Field Experience I    3 SWK 352 Social Work Research Methods   3
SWK 323 Health/Mental Health   3 Elective Credits 6
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SWK 050 Child Abuse Workshop   0 SWK 452 Senior Integrative Seminar   3
SWK 404 Social Services and Social Policy   3 SWK 484 Field Instruction-Practicum   6
SWK 483 Social Work Methods III   3 SWK 499 Social Work Electronic Portfolio   0
Elective Credits 9 Elective Credits 6
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

 

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