Social Work (B.S.)
Evening courses are available. Evening and weekend field practicum is available on an extremely limited basis.
The Social Work program is designed to begin in the fall semester. The program may accept a student in the spring or summer semester.
Social Work Department
Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 2104)
Council on Social Work Education Accredited
Caudell Hall 354
The social work program prepares students for social work practice at the first professional level. Consistent with accreditation standards, the social work courses cover the following areas: human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, intervention methods, research, values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, populations at risk, and field instruction.
Social work is an upper-division major that builds on a liberal arts base. Academic evaluation includes GPA, class performance, and conduct that is ethical and professional. Interested students should contact the department for specific information on these academic standards.
At the time of application, students are required to have:
- Completed 45 credit hours
- Attained a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Successfully completed the SUNY Buffalo State required college Writing (CWP 101/CWP 102 with a "C" or better).
- Human Biology (BIO 101).
- PSY – Any 3 credit hour Psychology course or SPF 302 – Educational Psychology: Elementary Education or AP Psychology from high school.
- SOC – Any 3 credit hour Sociology course.
|Intellectual Foundations Requirements|
|33-39 credit hours||33-39|
|Social Work Major Requirements (51 credit hours)|
|SWK 220||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK||3|
|SWK 301||POVERTY AND PUBLIC POLICY||3|
|SWK 307||HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I||3|
|SWK 308||HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II||3|
|SWK 317||RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK||3|
|SWK 320||SOCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS||3|
|SWK 419||SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY||3|
|SWK 422||ASSESSMENT AND ENGAGEMENT||3|
|SWK 423||INTERVENTION METHODS||3|
|SWK 429||POLICY PRACTICE||3|
& SWK 494
|FIELD PRACTICUM I|
and FIELD PRACTICUM II
|SWK 496||INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR I||3|
|SWK 497||INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR II||3|
|All College Electives|
|30-36 credit hours||30-36|
|Total Credit Hours||120|