Social Work, B.S.W.

The major in Social Work leads to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree which is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The program's primary objective is to prepare the student for beginning professional practice in social work. It also provides a foundation for students planning to pursue graduate study in social work.

In the spirit of sharing information related to the program's performance with the public, the following data is provided.

BSW Assessment Outcomes

 

BSW Admitted Majors to Retention Data

Semester Application to Major # Admitted Retention
Spring 2011 58 44 (75.8%) Retention to Graduation (Dec 2012)
43 (97.7%)
Fall 2011 59 43 (72.8%) Retention to Graduation (May 2013)
41 (95.3%)
Spring 2012 56 45 (80%) Retained in Program Sequence
43 (95.5%)
Fall 2012 61 45 (73.7%) Retained in Program Sequence
43 (95.5%)
Spring 2013 58 45 (77.6%)

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Degrees Awarded 

Time to Degree

  • Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120
  • Total Time to Graduate (14-16 Credit Hours Each Term): 8 Semesters or 4 years (if attending only fall and spring terms)
    *The time to graduation is for students beginning the program with no prior college credit. 
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Graduating Senior Survey

 

Alumni Survey of Preparedness

A survey was conducted among alumni regarding how well their social work education had prepared them for each of the ten competencies which comprise generalist social work practice. Fixed choice responses:

1 = Very well prepared
2 = Well prepared
3 = Adequately prepared
4 = Poorly prepared

# CSWE Core Competencies Mean
1. Ability to identify as professional 1.6792
2. Apply ethical principles 1.7547
3. Apply critical thinking 1.7358
4. Ability to engage diversity 1.5283
5. Enhance human rights & economic justice 2.1132
6. Ability to engage in research 2.0943
7. Apply knowledge of human behavior 1.7925
8. Engage in policy practice 2.2453
9. Respond to contexts that shape practice 2.1509
10. Engage, assess, intervene & evaluate 1.6415


Additional Information

Assessment: Student Learning Outcomes