B.A. Degree in Social Work - Environmental Social Work Specialization Program By San Diego State University |Top Universities

B.A. Degree in Social Work - Environmental Social Work Specialization

B.A. Degree in Social Work - Environmental Social Work Specialization

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The 69 unit undergraduate Social Work major is designed to apply to a wide variety of social work practice settings. The preparatory course work for this major includes a basis in the liberal arts requiring classes in human biology, economics, public health, psychology, sociology, statistics and Social Work. The upper division curriculum is intensive and exciting. It encompasses course work in Social Work practice, human behavior, cultural pluralism, social policy, macro level practice, and research. Elective seminars are available in specialized fields such as child welfare, aging, alcohol and other drugs, and family studies. A field work practicum experience is also required. The minor in Social Work consists of 24 units and is strongly recommended to all students with majors in the social and behavioral sciences who wish to broaden their competencies in a related discipline. The Environmental Social Work Specialization is for pioneering students who are interested in working at the community level regarding environmental justice or equal access to clean air and water and decision-making regarding the living environment. The Specialization allows students to gain knowledge and skills regarding environmental issues, community outreach and organizing, and advocacy. In this program, students take two of their social work electives in the Sustainability major and a third elective on community organizing in the School of Social Work which gives practical, hands-on experience. Students are also placed in a community-based environmental agency for their field internships (SW489A/SW489B) in their senior year. The specialization is limited to 3-5 students a year and students must be fluent in Spanish.
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