Jul 20, 2024  

Social Work, B.S.W.

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The mission of the Social Work Department is to prepare students for entry-level generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The generalist practitioner engages in a multi-layered practice within a diverse society. The Social Work Department places a special emphasis on the needs of the multicultural, rural constituency and humanistic values. This philosophy respects and supports the rights, the dignity, and the worth of all people regardless of their color, creed, race, or national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, economic, social status, political orientation or disabilities. In addition, this philosophy recognizes the potential of each student and strongly believes that the student’s diverse cultural and ethnic background is an asset to his/her educational process. The program also builds upon the University’s required liberal arts curriculum. The Social Work Department offers a Bachelors of Social Work (B.S.W)


The Social Work Department offers courses to complete the following degrees and programs: 


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

Major: Social Work

General University Course Requirements: 36-39 credits

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This degree requires 120 credits, of which 48 must be from the upper division.


Courses with asterisk ( * ) are part of the General University Course Requirements (GUCRs).

Initial accreditation for the B.S.W. Program was obtained in June 1998 from the Council on Social Work Education and renewed in 2010.
** These courses are open only to social work majors.
*** Special admission requirements apply.

Sample Course Plan

Please view the Social Work webpage for a sample course plan: http://www.heritage.edu/SocialWork

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