Bachelor of Arts – Comprehensive Major in Social Work

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A student must complete the following program in addition to all coursework required by Chadron State College. Students pursuing this comprehensive major must complete the following: BIOL 121 HUMAN BIOLOGY/BIOL 121L HUMAN BIOLOGY LABORATORY and ECON 130 SURVEY OF ECONOMICS.

Essential Studies
Core Requirements
LS 236FAMILY LAW3
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 242MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH DESIGNS3
SW 231PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORK3
SW 251HUMAN BEHAVIOR/SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I3
SW 252HUMAN BEHAVIOR/SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II3
SW 271SOCIAL WELFARE HISTORY & SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS3
SW 330DIVERSITY IN THE RURAL ENVIRONMENT4
SW 332SERVICES TO ELDERLY AND DIFFERENTLY ABLED2
SW 343
343L
RESEARCH METHODS
and RESEARCH METHODS LAB
4
SW 431GENERALIST METHODS LAB1
SW 432METHODS I: INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES3
SW 433METHODS II:THERAPEUTIC & TASK GROUPS3
SW 434POLICY ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY3
SW 435METHODS III: ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES3
SW 459PRE-FIELD AND ORIENTATION1
SW 463PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR2
SW 464SOCIAL WORK FIELD PRACTICUM10
Total Credits57

Depending upon student’s future practice interests, Social Work students are encouraged to consider one or more of the following Social Work electives in course planning:

SW 331SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES3
SW 338CROSS CULTURAL PRACTICE SKILLS3
SW 339ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE3
SW 340MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORK3
SW 430TOPICS IN SOCIAL WORK1-3
SW 436FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK3

Social Work faculty may offer special topics courses under SW 230 TOPICS IN SOCIAL WORK or SW 430 TOPICS IN SOCIAL WORK.

Students who plan to practice Social Work in the Nebraska Panhandle service area are encouraged to take Spanish and Lakota culture and language courses (i.e. WLAN 100 CONVERSATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE).

Recommended Electives

Students interested in the following fields of Social Work practice, may want to consider ONE OR MORE of the following recommended electives

Disability Services
PSYC 435THEORIES OF PERSONALITY3
SPED 435ASSESSING INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES3
SW 332SERVICES TO ELDERLY AND DIFFERENTLY ABLED2
Policy Analysis
CA 346INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
ECON 231MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 232MICROECONOMICS3
LS 333THE JUDICIARY AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW3
Mental Health Services
AIS 334LAKOTA SOCIETY & CULTURE3
PSYC 433ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 435THEORIES OF PERSONALITY3
SW 340MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORK3
International Social Work
AGRI 423AGRICULTURAL POLICY3
PS 332INTERNATIONAL POLITICS3
SW 371INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE3
Adolescent – School Services
AIS 334LAKOTA SOCIETY & CULTURE3
CJ 338COMMUNITY BASED CORRECTIONS3
CJ 432JUVENILE LAW3
LS 432JUVENILE LAW3
SOC 332JUVENILE DELINQUENCY3
SPED 331BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT3
SW 331SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES3
SW 339ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE3
Administration
AIS 334LAKOTA SOCIETY & CULTURE3
BA 337BUSINESS LAW3
LS 235ADMINISTRATIVE LAW3
LS 435LAW OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS3
MGMT 230PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
Child Welfare Services
AIS 334LAKOTA SOCIETY & CULTURE3
SPED 331BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT3
SW 331SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES3
Gerontology Services
PSYC 234PSYCHOLOGY OF COGNITION AND LEARNING3
PSYC 430INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE3
PSYC 433ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SW 339ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE3