Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Work (Option 2: Sign Language), BS


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Bachelor Of Science In Social Work


The Social Work Program is a four-year program that offers both theoretical and practical learning experiences designed to prepare graduates for entry-level professional social work practice. Using a generalist’s approach, Social Work majors must be able to utilize a variety of modes of intervention in the framework of a problem-solving practice model. The Social Work Program will enable the graduate to move into one of several employment areas or to continue studies at a graduate school of social work. A student pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work is not expected to take a minor. The major consists of 46 hours in Social Work. The Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Social Work majors must obtain a minimum grade of “C” in all of their social work courses. Grades below a “C” within the major are not accepted for credit toward graduation.

After completing ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, Composition and Literature I and II, students must take and successfully pass the Bowie State University English Proficiency Examination. Transfer students who completed their English composition requirements at another institution must take the Bowie State University English Proficiency Examination during their first semester of enrollment at the University. The Social Work curriculum consists of the General Education and Institutional Requirement courses, Social Work content courses, and courses from the related social science disciplines. The Social Work content phase of the curriculum consists of those areas of core knowledge that form the foundation of professional preparation. The program places great emphasis on its field instruction practicum courses that provide students with the necessary opportunities to translate theory-based learning into practice. Please refer to the Social Work Student Handbook for Admission Criteria. Exceptions to, or substitutions for, the following major requirements are considered only through a formal process of program/department recommendations. To receive a BS in Social Work, the student must complete 120 semester hours.

Course Requirements (Option 2: Sign Language)


Note:


*SOWK 301-Human Behavior and the Social Environment and SOWK 201-Social Welfare Policy I must be taken jointly.
**SOWK 400-Social Work Methods I and SOWK 202-Social Welfare Policy II must be taken jointly.
***SOWK 401-Social Work Methods II, SOWK 402-Field Instruction I and SOWK 400-Seminar must be taken jointly.

****ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 must be completed and passed with “C” or better before entering SOWK 402-Field Instruction I and Seminar.
 

Related Requirements (36 semester hours)


General Education And Institutional Requirements


English Composition (6 semester hours)


Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours)


Sciences (8 semester hours)


Mathematics (3 semester hours)


Technology (3 semester hours)


Institutional Requirements (6 semester hours)


Free General Education Electives (9 semester hours)


Note:


Social work majors satisfy this requirement using general education courses listed under related requirements.

Any remaining semester hours needed to make the total at least 120 should be chosen by the students in consultation with his/her advisor.

Sample Program


(Oprtion 2 - Spanish)

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Total: 16

Second Semester


Total: 15

Junior Year


Senior Year


Total: 14

Second Semester


Total: 14

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