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Bachelor of Social Work

Baccalaureate Mission Statement of the Carver School of Social Work

Campbellsville University’s Baccalaureate Social Work Program stresses academic excellence and personal growth within a nurturing, Christian environment. The program expands the University’s mission in advancing students toward continued learning in all aspects of life with specialized emphasis on the professional application of generalist social work practice. Scholarship, leadership, and Christian service are practiced as a part of the baccalaureate program with encouragement and emphasis placed on continuation throughout life.

As a facilitator of progressive change, the social work program strives to teach service within diverse communities, organizations, groups, families, and individuals, all in the context of Christian service.

The Baccalaureate Social Work Program at Campbellsville University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education  (CSWE).
Social Work Program Goals:

The social work program at Campbellsville University will:

  1. Prepare students for competent practice as generalist-level social workers with client systems of various sizes and types;
  2. Prepare students for practice with diverse populations, locally, regionally and nationally;
  3. Provide content about the social context of social work practice, the changing nature of that context, the behavior of organizations and the dynamics of change;
  4. Prepare graduates to demonstrate acquire values, ethics and beliefs that are universal in the social work profession and helpful in preparing students for leadership and Christian service;
  5. Prepare graduates that are aware of their responsibility to continue their professional growth, development and education.
Social Work Minor

Social Work Minor (Non BSW Degree Seeking)

The Social Work Minor is designed to prepare students for Christian service in their interactions with human and social systems. Students will acquire knowledge about bio-psycho-social needs and gain skills in methods of assessment and intervention.

Social Work Minor Minimum Hours required 21

  Courses Required for Social Work Minor
  Course Sequence (21 hrs. required)
Course Course Title Hours
SWK 210 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 220 Practice I 3
SWK 310 Social Policy & Planning 3
SWK 320 Theory and Human Development 3
SWK 335 Human Rights 3
SWK 342 Human Diversity 3
SWK Social Work Elective 3
Total Hours for Minor 21

 

Elective of Interest (Must take at least 3 hours)

  • SWK 315 Crisis Intervention…………………………………………….. 3
  • SWK 331 Marriage and Family……………………………………………3
  • SWK 350 Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice…………………….3
  • SWK 355 Faith-Based Social Services and Ministries.…………….…….3
  • SWK 360 Child Abuse and Neglect……………………………….………3
  • SWK 370 Child Abuse and Interventions………………………….…….. 3
  • SWK 414 Introduction to Counseling……………………………….….. ..3
  • SWK 425 Death, Dying, and Bereavement………………………….….. ..3
  • SWK 460 Aging………………………………………………………….. 3
  • SWK 481 Addictions…………………………………………………….. 3
  • SWK 482 Conflict Resolution..………………………………………….. 3
  • SWK 483 Foster Care and Adoption…………………………………….. 3
  • SWK 480 Special Topics Seminar in Social Work……………………… 3
  • SWK 490 Independent Study in Social Work…………………………… 3

Online Course Sequence

Prior to Accept – SWK 210 Intro to SW

1st Sem. Jr
1st 8 weeks – SWK 320 – Theory & Human Devel. / SWK 335 – Human Rights
2nd 8 weeks – SWK 342 – Human Diversity / SWK 220 – Practice I Individuals

2nd Sem. Jr
1st 8 weeks – SWK 340 – Practice II Families / SWK 310 – Social Policy
2nd 8 weeks – SWK 455 – Practice IV Groups / SWK 373 – Research Method

1st Sem. Sr.
1st 8 weeks – SWK 455 – Practice III / Elective
2nd 8 weeks – Elective / Elective

2nd Sem. Sr.
1st 8 weeks – SWK 416 – Field Instr. / SWK 417 – Field Instr.
2nd 8 weeks – SWK 418 – Field Instr. / SWK 419 – Field Instr.

*Summer Semesters are not included in the chart. We will offer social work electives during the summer semester.

Phi Alpha

An undergraduate student is eligible for active membership after achieving the following National and Local Chapter minimum requirements:

  1. Have a declared social work major
  2. Have attained academic excellence not only in social work education, but also in all other academic areas by achieving a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 Social Work GPA or 3.75 graduate GPA
  3. Demonstrate that they are dedicated to the idea of service to humanity
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to the standards, ethics, and goals of the social work profession.
  5. Have completed 8 credit hours of social work courses

Phi Alpha is a National Social Work Honor Society. The purpose of XI Omega Phi Alpha is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and to promote humanitarian goals and ideals.  Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into its membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.  The highest honor that one can receive in social work  is an invitation to join Phi Alpha Honor Society.  Phi Alpha Honor Society is assigned a meaning indicating “love of humanity.”  Phi Alpha strives to recognize, improve and further the goals of social work in the community, state, nation and world.

The Public Child Welfare Certification Program

The Public Child Welfare Certification Program

Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP) scholarship available through competitive application process. See http://www.pcwcp.eku.edu/Default.aspx  for more information.