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

Contact:

Chairperson: Aloha Van Camp, Ph.D.
Office: Briggs 318, 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.

Program Requirements

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:

  • SW 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3 cr.
  • SW 2100 Social Welfare and Social Justice 3 cr.
  • SW 3100 Social Welfare Policy 3 cr.
  • SW 3200 Human Behavior in a Multicultural Environment I 3 cr.
  • SW 3250 Human Behavior in a Multicultural Environment II 3 cr.
  • SW 3990 Social Work Practice I 3 cr.
  • PYC 1000 Introductory Psychology 3 cr.
  • SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.

Also required: completion of required volunteer experiences and a cumulative GPA 2.0.

Major Requirements

  • SW 2000 Introduction to social work 3 cr.
  • SW 2100 Social Welfare and Social Justice 3 cr.
  • SW 3100 Social Welfare Policy3 cr.
  • SW 3200 Human Behavior in a Multicultural Environment I 3 cr.
  • SW 3250 Human Behavior in a Multicultural Environment II 3 cr.
  • SW 3700 Social Research Methods 3 cr.
  • SW 3990 Social Work Practice I 3 cr.
  • SW 4000 Social Work Practice II 3 cr.
  • SW 4010 Social Work Practice III 3 cr.
  • SW 4700 Field Instruction I 5 cr.
  • SW 4710 Social Work Seminar I 2 cr.
  • SW 4750 Field Instruction II 5 cr.
  • SW 4760 Social Work Seminar II 2 cr.

Supportive Courses

  • Writing competency at the ENL 131 level.
  • CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3 cr.
  • CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers 3 cr.
  • PYC 1000 Introductory Psychology 3 cr.
  • SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
  • BIO 1080 The Science of Life 3 cr.
  • POL 1000 Introduction to Political Science 3 cr.
  • PYC 3420 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.


    One of the following: 3 cr.
  • ECN 1000 Introduction to Economics
  • ECN 2950 Microeconomic Principles


    One of the following: 3 cr.
  • ADS 1000 Introduction to Substance Abuse
  • CJS 1300 Introduction to Criminal Justice


    One of the following: 3 cr.
  • HUS 4960 Fundamentals of Statistics
  • MTH 2140 Statistics
  • STA 2250 Statistics