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.
Required Courses for Social Work - Major
Social Work Majors are required to complete the following courses. Some
of these courses fulfill the college’s liberal studies core
requirements at the same time that they meet Social Work major
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.