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The UMSL Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at Mineral Area College helps students develop knowledge and skills to understand complex social issues and the ability to assess and intervene, directly and indirectly, at the individual, family, group, organizational, community, and/or policy levels. In each phase of the program, students are taught to think critically, communicate effectively, and analyze and evaluate their social work practice. The program prepares students for entry-level employment in social welfare agencies, schools, hospitals, correctional institutions, social action and community organizations, and day care, geriatric, or rehabilitation and residential centers.

This program is offered for both full-time and part-time students giving you the option to earn a BSW at your own pace. The program requires a minimum of 42 credit hours of coursework in human behavior, practice, research and policy, as well as 12 credit hours of practicum courses. Students generally enter the program with an associates degree and transfer 66 credit hours toward the degree requirements.

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For more information, an application for enrollment or to make an appointment with the academic advisor, contact us today.

Tami Davenport Tami Davenport, Academic Advisor
573-518-2324
Mineral Area College
5270 Flat River Road
P.O. Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601

About UMSL Social Work

The UMSL School of Social Work prepares leaders to bring about positive change, especially in St. Louis. One of the largest BSW programs in the region, it boasts a database of 400-plus practicum locations, including DOORWAYS, United Way of Greater St. Louis and Beyond Housing, providing extraordinary opportunities for community engagement. Through critical, empirical and applied aspects of social work, students gain a multicultural perspective with a strong emphasis on community and agency field work.

The UMSL social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This accreditation assures graduates placement in social service agencies and allows students to apply for a license to practice social work. Professional social work education enables students to integrate the knowledge, values and skills of the profession into competent practice.

Learn more at www.umsl.edu/~socialwk.

BSW in Social Work Course Plans

Full-time Course Plan
Fall Semester - 12 hours
SW 3510 Human Behavior in Social Work (3)
SOC 2160 Social Psychology (3)
SW 3100 Introduction to Strategies for Social Work Practice (3)
ENG 3100 Advanced Expository Writing (3)
Spring Semester - 12 hours
SW 3210 Social Issues & Social Policy Development (3)
SW 3700 Diversity & Social Justice (3)
Bus 2430 Business Statistics at MAC (3)
Elective at 2000 level (3)
Fall Semester - 12 hours
SW 4300 Social Work Practice with Communities (3)
SW 3410 Research Design in Social Work (3)
SW 4110 Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups (3)
Elective (3)
Spring Semester - 12 hours
SW 4350 Human Service Organizations (3)
SW 4800 & 4801 Practicum (6)
Elective (3)
Summer Semester - 6 hours
SW 4850 & 4851 Practicum (6)
Download BSW Full-time Info Sheet
Part-time Course Plan
Semester One - 6 hours
SW 3100 Introduction to Strategies for Social Work Practice (3)
ENG 3100 Advanced Expository Writing (3)
Semester Two - 6 hours
SW 3210 Social Issues & Social Policy Development (3)
Bus 243 Business Statistics at MAC (3)
Semester Three - 6 hours
SW 3410 Research Design in Social Work (3)
Elective at 2000 level (3)
Semester Four - 6 hours
SW 4300 Social Work Practice with Communities (3)
Elective (3)
Semester Five - 6 hours
SW 3510 Human Behavior in Social Work (3)
SOC 2160 Social Psychology (3)
Semester Six - 6 hours
SW 3700 Diversity & Social Justice (3)
Elective (3)
Semester Seven - 6 hours
SW 4350 Social Work Practice with Organizations (3)
SW 4110 Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups (3)
Semester Eight - 6 hours
SW 4800 & 4801 Practicum (6)
Semester Nine - 6 hours
SW 4850 & 4851 Practicum (6)
Download BSW Part-time Info Sheet

Courses are subject to change. All courses are three credit hours and meet on the semester schedule, unless otherwise noted.