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
Required preparatory lower division courses:
Plus three courses from among the following:
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