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

Contact:

Chairperson: Aloha Van Camp, Ph.D.
Office: Briggs Building 311, McNichols Campus
Telephone: 313-993-2010
E-mail: vancampa@udmercy.edu



Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is selective and based upon the following:

  • A written application submitted during the semester that SW 2000 is completed
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the time of application

Review of the foregoing requirements will be made by the Social Work Admissions and Continuation Committee. The individual applying to the Social Work program will be notified of a decision after the review by the Admissions and Continuation Committee.

No required social work course grade below a "C" will be accepted. An overall GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.

Students must demonstrate ability in human relations and display professional values and attitudes consistent with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. Continuance in the program is contingent on consistent performance in regard to the above issues. Decisions about admissions, discontinuance and repeating of course work will be handled on an individual basis by the Admissions and Continuation Committee. A grievance procedure is available in the Social Work Handbook. The program reserves the right to require volunteer experience of students.

Degree Requirements

Program
The program includes the following:

Field Internship
Field Internship occurs during the student's senior year in the program. Students are required to spend 16 hours per week for two semesters (minimum 400 hours) in a human service agency where they are supervised by a qualified social worker. An application for Field Internship is to be obtained from the coordinator of field instruction. Personal interests of the student will be considered but placement will be based on the availability of appropriate social work supervision and an agency's conformity with the Social Work program requirements.

Field Instruction Prerequisites (24 credits):

SWK 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3 credits
SWK 2100 Social Welfare and Social Justice 3 credits
SWK 3100 Social Welfare Policy 3 credits
SWK 3200 Human Behavior: Multicultural Environment I
3 credits
SWK 3250 Human Behavior: Multicultural Environment II 3 credits
SWK 3990 Social Work Practice I 3 credits
PYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

Service-based volunteer experience and a cumulative GPA 2.0.

Major Requirements (62 credits)

SWK 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3 credits
SWK 2100 Social Welfare and Social Justice 3 credits
SWK 3100 Social Welfare Policy 3 credits
SWK 3200 Human Behavior: Multicultural Environment I 3 credits
SWK 3250 Human Behavior: Multicultural Environment II 3 credits
SWK 3700 Social Research Methods 3 credits
SWK 3990 Social Work Practice I 3 credits
SWK 4000 Social Work Practice II 3 credits
SWK 4010 Social Work Practice III 3 credits
SWK 4700 Field Instruction I 5 credits
SWK 4710 Social Work Seminar I 2 credits
SWK 4750 Field Instruction II 5 credits
SWK 4760 Social Work Seminar II 2 credits

Supportive Courses

CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3 credits
CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers 3 credits
PYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
BIO 1080 The Science of Life 3 credits
POL 1000 Introduction to Political Science 3 credits
PYC 3420 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits

Writing competency at the ENL 131 level.

One of the following: 3 credits

ECN 1000 Introduction to Economics 3 credits
ECN 2950 Microeconomic Principles 3 credits

One of the following: 3 credits

ADS 1000 Introduction to Addiction Studies 3 credits
CJS 1300 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits

One of the following: 3 credits

HUS 4960 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 credits
MTH 2140 Basic Statistics 3 credits
STA 2250 Statistics 3 credits