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This course is designed for the student who wants to learn about social welfare and to explore a possible major in social work. The student examines historical and current issues in social welfare, social services, and the social work profession. The course focuses on values, beliefs, and goals of social services and social work, and provides a historical perspective for present activities.

Distribution: U.S. Diversity General Education course and Social Science General Education course

BSSW Program

The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program has received continuous accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education since 1975. The mission of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work is to educate students to become highly qualified social workers who serve people of all ages and influence the systems that affect them, to advance knowledge through teaching and research, and to engage with diverse communities to promote socially just societies.

Social Work, Bachelor of Science

The social work program is divided into two segments – pre-professional coursework and the professional BSSW program.  Students also have room for general electives to further pursue their interests.  The number of general electives required varies for each student (12-18 credit hours). 

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) was established in 1973 to ensure university responsiveness to the critical social needs of the community and state. The college was charged with the mission of providing educational programs of the highest caliber to prepare students for leadership in public service and reaching out to the community to help solve public problems.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

...listed with PA 3000 , SOWK 3000 ). Prerequisite(s...s)/Corequisite(s): BLST 1000 OR CRCJ 1010...