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The social work degree program curriculum models the national Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (2008) published by the Council on Social Work Education. For students interested in pursuing graduate study, the curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for admission to full-time or part-time master’s degree programs in social work.
Professional practice settings include: social services, child welfare, heath, youth and education, medical, mental health, addictions, long-term care, corrections, and juvenile justice.
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Minimum Credit in the Major – 48 Credit Hours The integrated curriculum design fulfills the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards published by the Council on Social Work Education. Union Institute & University Bachelor of Science major in Social Work is in candidacy toward national accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
*SOW 101 and SOW 425 are pre-professional courses. These may be accepted in transfer only if taken at a CSWE-accredited program.
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Electives in Social Work may be accepted when appropriate to the major. Acceptable elective learning may include: special topics or independent study arranged by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. All additional electives must be endorsed by the director of undergraduate social work and the dean and documented in the approved degree audit prior to registration. Additional electives may address specialized content such as domestic violence, childhood trauma and recovery, behavioral health case management, long-term care, motivational interviewing, clinical assessment, and social work professional writing.
The Union Institute & University Bachelor of Science Major in Social Work Program does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience.
Social Work Field Practicum The student will demonstrate the core competencies through completion of a minimum of 400 hours of field education with concurrent enrollment in the SOW 489: Field Integrative Seminar. The field practicum complies with CSWE accreditation standards for baccalaureate programs and includes the following courses:
The culminating graduation requirement is to be met by satisfactory completion of one of the following options: