It is the mission of The College of St. Scholastica Social Work Program to prepare social work practitioners who demonstrate entry-level competence, practice ethical behavior, promote social justice and serve diverse communities in the Benedictine tradition, which includes the values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and love of learning.
Graduates find employment in a variety of settings, some of which include: child and family service agencies, hospitals and other health care facilities, community action agencies, schools, child and adult protection, residential treatment programs, tribal social service agencies, gerontological services, mental health settings, criminal justice, developmental/mental disability programs, and international social work.
St. Scholastica graduates also may enter most MSW programs with advanced standing, requiring only 12 - 16 months of graduate study. For students who care about people and want to make a difference, social work may be the appropriate major.
Upon completion of the academic degree in Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior.
- Advance Human Rights & Social, Racial, Economic & Environmental Justice.
- Engage Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Practice.
- Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice.
- Engage in Policy Practice.
- Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
- Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
- Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
- Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Social Work major.
Major Credits: 60
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade: C
Program Required Courses
|SWK 3000||Integrated Lab I: Micro Level Practice||4|
|SWK 3339||Introduction to Field Education||1|
|SWK 3350||Understanding Systems of Privilege and Oppression||3|
|SWK 3360||American Social Welfare Policy||4|
|SWK 3362||Human Behavior in the Social Environment||3|
|SWK 3370||Generalist Social Work Practice||3|
|SWK 3383||Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families||3|
|SWK 3385||Social Work Research and Evaluation||3|
|SWK 3500||Integrated Lab II: Mezzo and Macro Level Practice||4|
|SWK 3555||Field Practicum I||4|
|SWK 4440||Social Work Intervention with Groups||3|
|SWK 4441||Social Work with Community Systems||3|
|SWK 4449||Preparation for Senior Practicum||1|
|SWK 4555||Senior Field Practicum 1||10|
|SWK 4777||Topics in Social Work (Integrated Lab III: Making the Connections: Becoming a Generalist Practice Social Worker)||4|
|SWK 4777||Topics in Social Work (Independent Professional Project)||3|
|A minimum of four credits of the following SWK topics|
|Social Work and Healthcare|
|Social Work in the Schools|
|Jamaica: Exploring Global Social Work|
|Topics in Social Work (Integrated Lab IV)|
Students may take SWK 4555 over the course of two semesters for five credits each semester, or in one semester, for 10 credits.
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0