Professional social workers provide a highly diverse range of important services including:
Psychology primarily focuses on the study of the individual. Sociology focuses on the study of social groups and institutions. And social work combines the two with an emphasis on practice at the micro and macro level.
Social workers draw upon the clinical knowledge of psychology and the environmental knowledge of sociology to better understand persons in their environment as well as groups and communities at large. They then use helping skills to work alongside people and assist them in enacting positive change.
Students majoring in social work learn to use SPSS to analyze data in a Research Methods course and further their research experience by taking a Social Work Capstone course in their senior year. In this course, students hone their skills by applying knowledge from previous classes and conducting an empirical study grounded in current research literature. The culmination of the capstone is a presentation of the student’s original research to the departmental faculty.
We welcome transfer students to the program and are eager to work with you to complete your coursework on time while fully engaging the life of the campus community. Every situation differs but more than likely you can complete your BSW degree in two years.