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This course is designed to acquaint the student with the social work profession, professional roles and functions, and social services delivery systems. Students will have an opportunity to observe and participate in social services activities within Nebraska and Iowa communities incorporated with didactic experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to explore their vocational aptitude for social work practice via interactive encounters with clients and helping professionals.

Prerequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

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).