Siena Heights’ Social Work program has earned nationally recognized accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) through 2017. Although requirements vary by state, most require a degree from a CSWE-accredited Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) program to be licensed to practice social work http://www.allpsychologycareers.com/social-work-license.html. To be accepted into the Social Work Program and major, students must apply for admittance, generally in their sophomore year with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and overall 2.5 in Social Work courses. To obtain the BSW degree students must meet all academic graduation requirements for the degree.
- Prepare BSW students to be knowledgeable, competent, skilled generalist social work practitioners with individuals, families; groups, communities and organizations.
- Provide a social work education program that incorporates content about and commitment to, social work ethics and values, knowledge and skills, social justice, and enhancing the well-being of vulnerable and oppressed people.
- Prepare graduates to assume responsibility for continuing their professional social education development.
The Social Work program curriculum combines liberal arts courses, three required sociology courses that include community-based learning experiences, and two semesters of Spanish language courses, with personal social work courses that focus on:
- Social welfare services and policy
- Human behavior and the social environment
- Human and cultural diversity
- Social science research
- Social work with
- the elderly
- immigrants and refugees
- Criminal justice
- Domestic and gender-based violence
- Domestic and global social work
- Substance abuse treatment
- Two semesters of field practice
- Social justice issues
- Social work ethics and values
- Social work practice preparation
Graduates of our program have proven themselves to be well-prepared for immediate employment in public and private social service positions, to contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, groups and communities and/or to successful complete graduate work at the Master’s degree level.
- Social justice
- Dignity and worth of the person
- Importance of Human Relationships