Social Work - BSW

Social Work Office: SPH 101
Phone: 208-792-2866
Phone: 208-792-2571
Web:  http://www.lcsc.edu/social-sciences/programs/social-work/

The Social Work program prepares students for entry-level generalist practice. Through courses, internships, research projects, and student activities delivered by traditional and non-traditional methods (technology), the program fosters in its students a celebration of differences among people and a belief that respecting these differences enriches the quality of life for all. The Division is committed to the preparation of professional social workers who possess the knowledge, skills, and values to address the needs and potential of individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Drawing on an ecological and liberal arts based background and a strengths based perspective, the program prepares students for the pursuit of a more just, humane society. Graduates are prepared for practice particularly with the oppressed and at risk members of society. Graduates are expected to practice from a set of ethical principles inherent in the social work profession, including the recognition that professional development is a lifelong learning process.

LCSC offers the only accredited BSW program in northern Idaho. Program graduates are needed to work with children, families, and under-served or populations at risk including handicapped, mentally disabled, economically deprived, delinquent, elderly, or health impaired.

Admission Process

After declaring a Social Work major, students may apply for admission to the BSW program upon completion of 30 core credits as well as SW-140SW-241, core math, and ENGL-101. The application packet is available to students on line at http://www.lcsc.edu/social-sciences/programs/social-work/.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one from the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelors of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-39.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
SW-140INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE3.00
SW-226BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR3.00
SW-241SOCIAL WORK GENERALIST PRACTICE3.00
SW-320HISTORY OF SOCIAL WELFARE IN THE US3.00
SW-321HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I3.00
SW-322HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II3.00
SW-340SOCIAL POLICY3.00
SW-341GENERALIST PRACTICE IN MICROINTERVENTIONS3.00
SW-342GENERALIST PRACTICE IN MEZZO-INTERVENTIONS3.00
SW-386RESEARCH METHODS3.00
SW-443GENERAL PRACTICE IN MACRO-INTERVENTIONS3.00
SW-480DIVERSITY AWARENESS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE3.00
SW-497AFIELD INSTRUCTION I4.00
SW-497BFIELD INSTRUCTION II4.00
SW-498ASENIOR SEMINAR I2.00
SW-498BSENIOR SEMINAR II2.00
SW-499ASENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT AND DESIGN3.00
SW-499BSENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT SEMINAR3.00
Program Electives 1
Select two Social Work 300/400 level courses6.00
Select 6 credits in ANTH, HIST, POLS or SOC 300/400 level courses; select 3 credits of Social Work diversity coursework from Social Work Program's list of approved courses6.00
General Electives
Select 14 elective credits14.00
Total Credits80.00
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See SW advisor for list of approved diversity classes under Program Electives.

Students must earn a B- or better in all Social Work practice courses (140, 241, 341, 342, 443, 497 and 498) and a C or better in remaining required Social Work program courses, including Social Work electives. Students must also maintain a 2.7 GPA in all Social Work courses and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be awarded a BSW.

Summary

General Education37
Program Requirements54
Program Electives15
General Electives14
Total120