Dec 10, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Social Work, BSW


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Introduction

The Social Work Program at Pacific University provides students with the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for culturally sensitive generalist social work practice. The BSW curriculum is designed to prepare students to provide services that advance the well-being of people; promote social and economic justice; and enhance the social functioning of individuals, families, groups organizations, and communities.

Admissions  

Program Length

Four years for a complete BSW degree.  Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree.  Program length may vary depending upon the student’s course load and academic progress.

Program Learning Outcomes

Our Student Learning outcomes are set forth from the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Specifically, the bachelor of social work program at Pacific seeks to prepare students to achieve the following competencies:

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Baccalaureate Degree Core


Baccalaureate Degree Core Requirements   

Major Requirements


Students interested in majoring in Social Work must apply to the major. Application materials are available from faculty members of the Social Work program and are also available on the social work program’s homepage on the Internet.

The following core courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better and a 2.75 average must be maintained in the major.

Total: 49 Credits


The Social Work Program does not give academic credit for life or previous work experience.

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