Aug 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 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 a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all required SWK courses, and must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher 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


Students are required to receive a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all required SWK courses.

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.  SWK*452 incorporates the senior electronic portfolio. The portfolio 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 SWK 304 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I   3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 BIO.Q 109 Human Biology /BIO.Q 109L  PEQ (3) 4
PSY.Q 110 Introduction to Psychological Science  PEQ (2) 3 PEQ (4) 3
SOC.Q 101 Introduction to Sociology   3 Elective - Liberal Arts 3
SWK 222 Introduction to Social Work   3 Health & Wellness 0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (5)  3 PEQ (7) 3
PEQ (6) 3 PEQ (8) 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
SWK 323 Understanding Mental Health from a Wellness Perspective   3 PSC 301 American Government and Politics   3
SWK 324 Social Work Practice and Cultural Diversity   3 SWK 305 Human Behavior and Social Environment II   3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
MTH 207 Elementary Statistics   3 SWK 333 Social Work Research Methods   3
SWK 050 Child Abuse Workshop   0 SWK 384 Social Work Methods II/Field Experience II   4
SWK 309G Human Rights/Social and Environmental Justice   3 Elective - Liberal Arts 3
SWK 383 Social Work Methods I/Field Experience I    4 Elective - Liberal Arts 3
  3 Elective 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SWK 420 Social Welfare Policy and Services   3 SWK 452 Senior Integrative Seminar   4
SWK 483 Social Work Methods III   3 SWK 484 Field Instruction-Practicum   6
Elective - Liberal Arts 3 Electives 6
Electives 6    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16

 

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