Social Work

The Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) Program at Philander Smith College prepares students for a broad foundation in generalist social work by learning how to serve individuals, families, groups and communities. With your Bachelor's of Social Work you will be hirable in entry-level positions as a case worker, prepares you for transitioning to a graduate program and how to advocate for underserved communities.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES:

  • Speech Communication (3 hours)
  • Math (3 - 5 hours)
  • Science (4 hours)
  • English Composition (6 hours) 
  • Computer Literacy (4 hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (9 hours)
  • Social Sciences (6 hours)

Required: 9 hours:

  • ORI 113 Freshman Colloquium I/Chapel
  • ORI 123 Freshman Colloquium II/Chapel
  • SOCJ 103: Introduction to Social Justice l

 

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MAJOR IN SOCIAL WORK COURSES:

  • SOSW 383  Research Methods (3 hours)
  • SOSW 313  Social Welfare Policy I (3 hours)
  • SOSW 323  Social Welfare Policy II (3 hours)
  • SOSW 333  Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3 hours)
  • SOSW 343  Human Behavior in the Social Environment II  (3 hours)
  • SOSW 353  Generalist Social Work Practice I
    (3 hours)
  • SOSW 363  Generalist Social Work Practice II
    (3 hours)
  • SOSW 413  Generalist Social Work Practice III
    (3 hours)
  • SOSW 433  Field Practicum Seminar I (3 hours)
  • SOSW 443  Field Practicum Seminar II (3 hours)
  • SOSW 455  Field Practicum I (5 hours)
  • SOSW 465  Field Practicum II (5 hours)
  • SOCG 313  Sociological Problems (3 hours)
  • SOCG 433  Social Stratification (3 hours)
  • SOCG 463  Social Science Statistics (3 hours)
  • 300 or 400  Social Science Elective (12 hours)
  • 100 or 200  Any Major/Department Elective
    (7 hours)

Choose 3 Special Topics Courses:

  • SOSW 300  Cultural Diversity (3 hours)
  • SOSW 301  Child Welfare (3 hours)
  • SOSW 303  Professional Decision Making (3 hours)
  • SOSW 400  Mental Health (3 hours)

Contact:


Social Work Department Interim Chair: 
Cynthia Wyman Bookwalter; PL MSW
Phone: (501) 370-5309
Email: cbookwalter@philander.edu
Location: Titus Academic Center,
AC 233

The Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. For more information this organization visit www.cswe.org. 

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