Baccalaureate Social Work Program, School of Social Work
Cathryn C. Potter,
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Laura Curran, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Camden Campus: V. Natalie Bembry, Ed.D
Director of B.A. Social Work Program: V. DuWayne Battle, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of B.A. Social Work Program: Sara Plummer, Ph.D.
V. DuWayne Battle, B.A., Barton College; M.Div., D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.S.W., Ph.D., Rutgers
Judith L.M. McCoyd, B.S., Albright College; M.S.W., Columbia; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
Raymond Sanchez Mayers, B.A., CUNY (Baruch College); M.S.W., Barry; Ph.D., Brandeis
Marla Blunt-Carter, M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Sara Plummer, Ph.D., M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Teaching
Natalie Bembry, Ed.D, M.S.W., LSW, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Faculty and Staff
Bernardo Hiraldo, M.S.W., Associate Director of Field Education, Instructor
Jeri Middlebrook, M.S.W., Senior Program Coordinator Camden Administrative Services:
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 Camden College of Arts and Sciences. The program prepares students for generalist social work practice and proficient in the skills of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. The focus for practice addresses work with special populations including the underserved, marginalized, and oppressed groups. Students 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. Major requirements in social work can be completed through day, evening, and some online courses.
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. The application for the social work major is available online. Inquiries about the major should be directed to the director of the social work program.
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 and a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average in all social work core-content courses, and a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average in the courses making up the liberal arts foundation.
50:120:105 Human Biology (Can be tranferred in or fulfilled with The Facts of Life (3)
50:830:101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
50:830:250 Statistics for Social Science (3) or 50:960:183 Elementary Applied Statistics (3)
50:920:207 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Two additional courses, one from each of two areas chosen from the following: art, communication/speech, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and theater.