Social Work

Departmental Affiliation: Sociology

Social work is a strengths, empowerment and advocacy profession. Social workers can be found in city, state, and federal agencies, as well as in non-profit organizations serving the community in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, corrections facilities, the military, and various health and human services settings. Employment in for-profit agencies is expanding in industrial social work, as well as mediation and negotiation. Another exciting option is international social work. These professionals serve in countries around the world.

A unique feature of the Mount BSW is the infusion across the curriculum of human rights principles and knowledge as put forth in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

The demand for social workers is high and is planned to continue to grow in the future, particularly in the areas of healthcare and gerontology. Our program provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in social work. Our alums earn MSW degrees from some of the top-ranked universities in the nation, such as Columbia University, University of California, Berkeley, USC, and UCLA.

Social Work Bachelor of Science Degree

Requirements

Required preparatory lower division courses:

SOC 1

Introduction to Sociology

(3)

MTH 38

Elements of Probability and Statistics

(3)

 

OR

 

BUS 38

Elements of Probability and Statistics

 

 

OR

 

PSY 40

Basic Statistical Methods

 

Required courses:

SOC 13

Anatomy for Social Services or BIO 40A Anatomy

(3)

SOC 103

Introduction to Group Process/Therapy

(3)

SOC 104

The Family*

(3)

SOC 106

Introduction to Psychotherapy

(3)

SOC 110

Juvenile Delinquency*

 

 

OR

(3)

SOC 10

Youth & Crime

 

SOC 112

Medical Sociology*

(3)

SOC 117

Quantitative Research Methods

(3)

SOC 118

Qualitative Research Methods

(3)

SOC 120

Case Management in Health & Human Services

(3)

SOC 121

Human Services Ethics

(3)

SOC 128

Introduction to Social Work

(3)

SOC 134

Mediation and Negotiation

 

 

OR

(3)

SOC 130

Organizational Communication

 

SOC 162

Human Rights

(3)

GER 189

Gerontology*

(3)

SOC 197AB

Internship and Practicum

(6)

Plus three courses from among the following:

SOC 102

Sociology of Children

(3)

 

OR

 

SOC 6

The Family, Child, & Community

(3)

SOC 7

Introduction to Human Services

(3)

SOC 105

Couples

(3)

SOC 107

Anger Management

(3)

SOC 108

Substance Abuse Counseling

(3)

SOC 127

Family Systems Theory &Violence

(3)

SOC 130

Organizational Communication

(3)

SOC 134

Mediation

(3)

SOC 161

Majority-Minority Relations

(3)

SOC 180

Social Stratification

(3)

GER 181

Public Policy and Aging

(3)

GER 184

Diversity and Aging in the Social Environment

(3)

SOC 185

Global Development

(3)

GER 188

Caregiving & Adaptation for Elders

(3)

GER 192

Thantology

(3)

CRI 119

Urban Crisis Response & Mgmt.

(3)

CRI 122

Criminal Policy & Practice

(3)

Plus General Studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units.

Total required units for B.S. in Social Work: 54

*Courses that include fieldwork component