Social Work Curriculum

Program Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be competent in the following:

  1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  2. Engage diversity and difference in practice
  3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  4. Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
  5. Engage in Policy Practice
  6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Major Program
(56 semester hours)

Required Courses (43 semester hours)

SWRK 116 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWRK 241 Human Behavior and the Soc. Environ. I 3
SWRK 242 Human Behavior and the Soc. Environ. II 3
SWRK 314 Social Policy I 3
SWRK 315 Social Policy II 3
SWRK 316 Women in Contemporary Society 3
SWRK 333 Social Work Research 3

SWRK 363 Social Work Practice I 3
SWRK 364 Social Work Practice II 3
SWRK 366 Social Work Practice III 3
SWRK 424 Social Work in a Pluralistic Society 3
SWRK 492 Field Instruction & Seminar I 5
SWRK 493 Field Instruction & Seminar II 5
Required Support Courses (13 semester hours):
BIOL 114 Human Biology 4
MATH 105 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 111 General Psychology 3
SOCI 111 Principles of Sociology 3

Electives: Undergraduate level
SWRK 306 Child Welfare I 3
SWRK 307 Child Welfare II 3
SWRK 320 Health Care Systems 3
SWRK 321 Legal Systems and the Helping Profession 3
SWRK 494 Topics in Social Work 1-4
SWRK 495 Readings in Social Work 1-3
SWRK 496 Independent Study in Social Work 1-3
SWRK 497 Assigned Research in Social Work 1-3
SWRK 498 Field Practicum 1-4

Electives: Graduate level*
SWRK 650 Domestic Violence 3
SWRK 651 Substance Abuse & Treatment 3
SWRK 652 Practice & Policy Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect 3
SWRK 653 Crisis Intervention 3
SWRK 654 Spirituality & Franciscan Ideals 3
SWRK 657 Social Work with the Elderly 3
SWRK 661 Psychopathology 3

*Bachelor of Social Work majors who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA will be allowed to take up to six (6) hours of graduate level electives from the Master of Social Work program at the University of St. Francis; the last semesters of their senior year. They will be expected to complete the graduate level courses as a part of the 128 semester hours required to graduate from the BSW program. The six (6) semester hours of electives will be waived in the Master of Social Work program. This option is available for traditional and transfer students. Permission must be obtained from both the BSW and MSW program directors.

Minor Program: Social Work
(18 semester hours)*

Required courses (15 semester hours)

SWRK 116 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWRK 241 Human Behavior and the Soc. Environ. I 3
SWRK 314 Social Policy I 3
SWRK 316 Women in Contemporary Society 3
SWRK 424 Social Work in a Pluralistic Society 3
Elective courses (3 semester hours)
SWRK 242 Human Behavior and the Soc. Environ. II 3
SWRK 315 Social Policy II 3
SWRK 306 Child Welfare I 3
SWRK 320 Health Care Systems 3
SWRK 494 Topics in Social Work 1-4
SWRK 495 Readings in Social Work 1-3

*Psychology majors who complete PSYC 270 satisfy the requirement for SWRK 316. Psychology majors who have completed PSYC 240 Life-Span Development should choose to take either SWRK 306, 315, 320, 494, or 495.