Social Work

School of Behavioral and Health Sciences

College of Education and Health Professions

The Social Work degree program prepares students for beginning professional social work practice in a wide variety of human service and treatment settings. As generalist social work practitioners, graduates will be prepared to work collaboratively with diverse populations, particularly those who are vulnerable and at risk. Eco-systems theory and strengths perspective serve as overarching conceptual frameworks throughout the curriculum. All aspects of student learning in the classroom are integrated with the senior year field practicum experience. 

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) - Social Work

45 Hours
2.5 GPA

This degree requires a minimum of 122 hours. For additional hours required see Academic Degree Programs Requirements

Criteria for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work Degree include:

  1. Completion of 60 credit hours of college coursework.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher. GPA is computed on all college credit, transfer and Park University.
  3. Two letters of reference, one of which must be a college/ university faculty member; the second letter may be from a faculty member or another person known in a professional capacity.
  4. Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: EN 105, EN 106, EN 306b, SO 141 Introduction to Sociology; PS 101, Introduction to Psychology; MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics; and SW 205, Introduction to Social Work. Students must also complete 8 credits of Modern Language (Spanish is preferred). For transfer students six credits of the modern language equivalent may be accepted.
  5. Completion of all required materials in the Bachelor of Social Work admission packet, which includes a personal narrative that relates the student’s interest, experiences and goals in the social work profession.

In accordance with CSWE accreditation standards, the Social Work program does not grant course credit for life experience or previous work experience.

Minor - Social Work

18 Hours
2.0 GPA