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Social Work / Program of Study

Social Work Program of Study

The social work program at Meredith equips students with knowledge of the history and philosophy of the social work profession. Students explore the values and ethics of social work and learn how to advocate for change in social, economic, political, historical and cultural injustices. The curriculum blends the principles and practice of social work with biological, psychological and sociological concepts and culminates with a field practicum that reinforces the purpose, value and ethics of the profession.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Students majoring in social work are required to complete 62 credit hours, which include 30 hours of social work courses and 16 hours related to field practicum, four hours of biology courses, six hours of psychology courses and one three-hour political science course. Students who earn the BSW are prepared to enter Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate programs at an advanced standing.

Minor in Social Work
Students minoring in social work must complete 21 credit hours of social work courses.

Social Work course descriptions »

Undergraduate course catalogue »

Social Work Major - 62 hours
Required Major CoursesBIO - 105: Modern Biological Concepts (3 cr.)
BIO - 145: Modern Biological Concepts Laboratory (1 cr.)
SOC - 100: Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)
PSY - 100: Introduction to Psychology (3 cr.)
MAT - 175: Statistics I (3 cr.)
MAT - 248: Statistical Concepts and Methods for Mathematicians (3 cr.)
POL - 100: American Political Systems (3 cr.)
SWK - 100: Introduction to Social Work (3 cr.)
SWK - 200: Human Diversity and Social Justice (3 cr.)
SWK - 220: Human Behavior for Social Work Practice: Birth-Adolescence (3 cr.)
SWK - 225: Human Behavior for Social Work Practice: Adulthood - Death (3 cr.)
SWK - 330: Social Welfare Policy (3 cr.)
SWK - 350: Selected Topics in Social Work (3 cr.)
SWK - 370: Social Work Research Methods (3 cr.)
SWK - 390: Generalist Social Work Practice With Individuals (3 cr.)
SWK - 394: Generalist Social Work Practice With Families and Groups (3 cr.)
SWK - 398: Generalist Practice With Macro Systems (3 cr.)
SWK - 480: Preparation for Social Work Field Practicum (1 cr.)
SWK - 490: Social Work Field Practicum (12 cr.)
SWK - 491: Field Practicum Seminar (3 cr.)

Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

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Amanda Rachel Jones
Social Work Program Director
310 Ledford Hall
(919) 760-8142
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