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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Social Work Major

(Beginning Fall 2022)

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) will have an understanding of the history and ethics underlying the field, how to engage in a professional capacity aligned with the field, to demonstrate the ability to assess and intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, and to evaluate their practice. The BSW degree will prepare students to work in settings including nursing home facilities, mental health agencies, the criminal justice service system, and substance abuse treatment facilities, and in areas including mental health, elder adult care, substance abuse recovery, criminal justice, case management, and advocacy.

This major requires a minimum of 47 credits. All major requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher. Social Work Field Practicum 1 and 2, plus the Social Work Capstone must be completed in residence at Charter Oak State College.

Note: Charter Oak State College's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is seeking accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a  specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing standards that define competent preparation for professional social workers and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards.

Major Requirements

Introduction to Social Work

3cr

Foundations of Social Work Practice

3cr

Direct Practice with Individuals/Couples

3cr

Direct Practice with Families/Groups

3cr

Macro Social Work Practice

3cr

History of Social Welfare

3cr

Theory and Practice

3cr

Human Behavior in the Social Environment 1

3cr

Human Behavior in the Social Environment 2

3cr

Introduction to Research

3cr

Social Work Field Practicum 1

4cr

Social Work Field Practicum 2

4cr

Health Inequities

3cr

Difference, Diversity and Privilege

3cr

Social Work Capstone

3cr

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a major in Social Work will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency to make sound judgments regarding ethical and professional behavior;
  • demonstrate proficiency in understanding diversity and difference in practice;
  • learn about and make sound judgments regarding the advancement of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice;
  • demonstrate the ability to engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities;
  • demonstrate the ability to assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; and
  • demonstrate the ability to intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.