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 Social Work


 social work powerRequirements for the Major in Social Work

The major of Social Work is awarded upon successful completion of: 

The 41 hours university General Education core curriculum (see page 44)

A minimum of 36 hours of courses in social work and sociology including

  •  SOW 202
  •  SOW203
  •  SOW 300
  •  SOW 306
  •  SOW 310
  •  SOW 404
  •  SOW 414
  •  SOW 431
  •  SOW 432
  •  SOW 450
  •  SOW/CJ470

Cognate(related)support courses General Electives

The community service/service learning requirement

The writing proficiency examination (ENG 199)


What Can I Do With a Degree in Social Work

AREAS

PUBLIC WELFARE

• Administration and Planning • Case Management • Program Evaluation • Policy Setting • Research

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/CORRECTIONS

• Counseling/Therapy • Rehabilitation • Probation • Parole • Youth Services Victim Assistance

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK

• Clinical Social Work • Pupil Personnel Services • Student Advocacy • Instruction

CHILD WELFARE

• Case Management • Advocacy • Intervention

GERONTOLOGY

• Advocacy/Intervention • Counseling • Case Management • Programming • Public Policy

CLINICAL

• Counseling • Therapy

ADMINISTRATION

• Management • Policy Development • Planning

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

• Research • Teaching

OCCUPATIONAL

• Counseling • Education • Wellness Promotion • Employee Assistance • Organizational Development • Human Resources

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

• Case Management • Program Planning and Evaluation • Research • Policy Development

HEALTH CARE

• Case Management • Counseling • Program Development • Administration Research


Student Learning Outcomes


Students will:

  • Majors will demonstrate familiarity with the major sociological, and/or criminological, and/or social work theories and concepts
  • Majors will demonstrate their ability to use statistics to interpret sociological, and/or criminological, and/or social work data and verbalize their meanings using the language of sociology, criminological, and/or social work
  • Majors will be able to write a research paper that will reflect a thorough understanding of sociological, and/or criminological, and/or social work theory and research methodology
  • Majors will demonstrate their communicative skills by presenting their research to an audience of social sciences faculty and students


Contacts

Dr. Steve Buddington

Program Coordinator of Social Work, Professor of Social Work

504-816-4178

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Shawn Brown Bosby

Administrative Assistant

504-816-4701

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