Mar 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Social Work, B.S.W.

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The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree:

  • provides an undergraduate educational program well-grounded in the profession of social work as represented by the Council on Social Work Education;
  • responds to the need for professionally-trained social workers in human and social services in the state and region, and;
  • creates an academically sound professional educational process consistent with the larger purposes and mission of UNCW.

BSW degree graduates are employed by departments of social services, school systems, medical facilities, nursing homes, and many other human services agencies. They work with children, families, and community groups to enhance personal and interpersonal functioning.

The UNCW BSW Program follows a ‘generalist’ model of social work education, with an emphasis on the ‘strengths-perspective’ of social work practice. This means that UNCW BSW students obtain a well-rounded social work education in all areas of BSW-level practice, with a specialized knowledge of strengths-perspective, which honors client resiliency.

Computer Requirement:

To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.S.W. degree a student must successfully complete SWK 496  or SWK 497 .

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.S.W. degree a student must successfully complete SWK 321 .

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.S.W. degree in social work a student must successfully complete each of the following: SWK 235 , SWK 320 , SWK 321 , SWK 396 , SWK 496  and SWK 497 .

Additional Information:

Students enrolled in the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative must complete SWK 311  and SWK 312  prior to entering a field placement in the Department of Social Service. Students wishing to obtain North Carolina School Social Worker certification must complete SWK 418  prior to the second semester field placement.

Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in all required social work courses designated by SWK. Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.50 to be admitted into the field placement (SWK 496  and SWK 497 ) required in their senior year for the B.S.W. degree.

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