Social Work (Bachelor of Social Work, B.S.W.)
The Social Work Program's Mission Statement
The mission of the MWSU Social Work Program is to prepare undergraduate students for ethical and effective generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in Northwest Missouri and surrounding areas. Social work graduates will value human dignity, social and economic justice, and human and cultural diversity. They will competently serve individuals from diverse backgrounds including persons who are poor, vulnerable, and oppressed, and living in rural areas. They will work to reduce poverty, oppression, and discrimination by making government and social service agencies more just and responsive to consumer needs. In addition to preparing competent social workers, MWSU's Social Work Program is dedicated to offering its professional expertise and academic resources to support community efforts to enhance human well-being.
|Students must complete General Studies courses||42-47|
|SOC 230||Social Problems||3|
|SWK 250||Introduction to Social Work||4|
|SWK 320||Philosophy and Policy in Social Services I||3|
|SWK 330||Human Behavior and the Social Environment I||3|
|SWK 340||Human Behavior and the Social Environment II||3|
|SWK 350||Social Work Practice I||4|
|SWK 360||Social Work Practice II||3|
|SWK 415||Social Work Practice III||4|
|SWK 420||Philosophy and Policy in Social Services II||3|
|SWK 480||Practicum in Social Work||10|
|SWK 485||Social Work Practicum Seminar||2|
|Applied Learning Research Requirement|
|GBA 210||Business Statistics I||3|
|or MAT 111||Introductory Statistics|
|or MAT 111E||Introductory Statistics|
|or NUR 314||Quantitative Analysis for Health Care Research|
|or PSY 300||Introductory Psychological Statistics|
|SOC 460||Methods of Social Research||3|
|or LAW 325||Understanding Research in Criminal Justice|
|SWK 470||Program Evaluation||3|
|SOC 400||Racial and Ethnic Relations||3|
|Select three credit hours from the following:||3|
|Gender and Politics|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Religions of East Asia and Oceania|
|Religions of the West|
|Religions of South Asia and Africa|
|World of Islam: People, Cultures & Societies|
|Select nine credit hours from the following:||9|
|Interpersonal Conflict Resolution|
|Introduction to Aging Studies|
|Mental Health and Social Work|
|Selected Topics in Social Work|
|Family and Child Welfare|
|Substance Use and Disorders|
|Death And Dying|
|Bridge to Practicum|
|Advanced Research Project|
SOC 460 Methods of Social Research requires a completion of nine credit hours in Sociology with at least three credit hours numbered 300 or higher.
NOTE: Students are expected to meet the professional and academic standards of conduct.
Program Graduation Requirements
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all SWK prefix coursework in the major.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.