340 - Social Work

General

Program Title
Social Work
Degree Designation
BS
Program Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
This major prepares students for entry-level professional social work practice. Students are eligible to be licensed as social workers by The State of Minnesota. The program emphasizes the development of professional social workers who are committed to working for social justice and life long learning about human diversity. All graduates complete an internship under the supervision of the faculty and a social worker in the community. Graduates are also eligible for admission to Masters of Social Work programs in which they receive advance standing as a result of their undergraduate social work education. The program has been accredited by The National Council on Social Work Education since 1981. Admission to the Social Work program is limited to students with a 2.5 g.p.a. or above.
Department(s)
Social Work
College/School
School of Health and Human Services
Status
Active

Requirements

Credits: 64

Program Requirements

(42 credits) SW 330, SW 340, SW 345, SW 350, SW 360, SW 410, SW 411, SW 412, SW 442, SW 444, SW 445.

Electives

Admission To Teacher Education: 0

Upper Division Writing Met

Admissions Requirements

Notes

2.6 Students must seek admission into the major during the semester that they are enrolled in SW 340. Students must earn a C- or better in every social work course.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective
Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels;
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CSWE Undergraduate Competencies
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Educate social workers who are grounded in the liberal arts and understand the responsibilities of citizenship.
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Apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels
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Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of an access to social services
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Collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies
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Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomes;
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Critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies
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Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and oral, written, and electronic communication;
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Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies
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Engage in practices that advance social, economic, and environmental justice
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Facilitate effective transitions and ending that advance mutually agreed-on goals
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Identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services
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Apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice
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Develop students identity as social workers who understand the connections between individual well-being and the creation of a just society.
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Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws and regulations, models for ethical decision-making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context;
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Negotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of diverse clients and constituencies
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Present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences
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Select and use appropriate methods for evaluating outcomes
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Select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies
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Use and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery
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Use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies
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Use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes
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Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research
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Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations
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Apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findings
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Educate students who recognize cultural and global diversity and are committed to the development of social policies and service delivery systems that embrace this diversity.
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Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior
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Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes;
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Apply evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels
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Prepare generalist social work practitioners who are able to integrate professional knowledge, skills, values and ethics necessary for beginning level practice.
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Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies
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Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies
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Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes
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Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies
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Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies

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