Baccalaureate Social Work Program, School of Social Work
Dean: Cathryn C. Potter, B.A., Georgia; M.S.W., Washington; Ph.D., Denver
Director of B.A. Social Work Program: V. DuWayne Battle, B.A., Barton College; M.Div., D.Min., Southeastern Theological Seminary; M.S.W., Ph.D., Rutgers
The major in social work is accredited by the Council on
Social Work Education. Students who successfully complete the program receive a bachelor of arts degree from the School of Arts and Sciences. The program
prepares students for beginning-level generalist social work practice. The
focus for practice addresses work with special populations including the poor,
the oppressed, and other at-risk groups. Participants are expected to acquire
the knowledge base, professional ethics, values, and skills to work effectively
within individual, family, group, organizational, and community levels of
practice. The program also prepares students for graduate study in social work
and related fields.
Students are admitted to the major at the beginning of their
junior year, after having completed approximately 60 credits of coursework.
Students should plan to apply to the major early in the spring semester of
their sophomore year. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 is required for
acceptance into the program. Inquiries and applications should be sent to the
Director, Baccalaureate Social Work Program, School of Social Work.
Following acceptance into the program, all social work
majors are assigned a faculty adviser within the School of Social Work. To
continue in this major, students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in
social work courses. In order to graduate, students must have grades of C or
better with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all social work
core-content courses and a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average in the courses
making up the liberal arts foundation.