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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts 

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    Social Work is a profession that helps people cope with environmental demands, strengthen their social relationships and enrich their ways of living. Building on and integrated with a liberal arts base, the curriculum of the Social Work major is presented from a generalist, ecological perspective which prepares students for entry level professional practice working with individuals, families, groups, agencies and communities. This curriculum encompasses both art and science in the creative integration of professional values, foundation knowledge and skills for application in unique situations. The course of study emphasizes assisting students to achieve an understanding of the knowledge and attitudes needed in order that the social worker can interact effectively across social and cultural diversity. The major includes content in the following five areas: human behavior and the social environment; social welfare policies and services; practice methods; research; and field work.

    The Ohio Dominican University baccalaureate degree in social work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation.  




    Requirements for a B.A. in Social Work

    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
    SWK 100 Social Problems and Social Policies 3*
    SWK 120 Theory & Practice I: Intro to the Profession 3*
    SWK 220 Human Behavior in Social Environment I 3*
    SWK 222 Human Behavior in Social Environment II 3*
    SWK 320 Theory & Practice II: Direct Practice in Social Work 3*
    SWK 321 Theory & Practice III: Macro Practice in Social Work      3*
    SWK 341 Integr. Human Behavioral Theories/ SWK Practice 3*
    SWK 342 Policy Advocacy Practice 3*
    SWK 352 Research Methods 3*
    SWK 379B CORE: Global Ethnic Relations 3*
    SWK 479A CORE: Social Work Seminar I 3*
    SWK 479B CORE: Social Work Seminar II 3*
    SWK 480 Field Work I 6*
    SWK 481 Field Work II 6*
    Required Correlatives:  
    Select one course from the following: 3-4
    BIO 105 Principles of Human Anatomy  
    BIO 107 Principles of Biology  
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    Total Credits Required 60-61
    *used to calculate the Major GPA