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Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Syracuse University

Main Campus, Syracuse, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The bachelor of science degree in social work requires the completion of 120 credits. Social work major requirements total 42 credits. Liberal arts and supporting requirements total 55 to 58 credits including 12 to 15 credits in liberal skills, 12 credits in humanities, 24 credits in social sciences, 7 credits in natural sciences, and 20 to 23 credits of electives. The undergraduate professional social work degree is a bachelor of science (B.S.) in social work. The goals of the undergraduate program are: - To prepare undergraduate students for competent and effective generalist professional practice by developing the requisite social work knowledge, values, and skills, and; - To prepare undergraduate students for continuing professional education and/or graduate education. The social work program is based on the concept of ecological systems, which holds that the fundamental focus of social work practice is on the transactions of people and their environments and the constant state of reciprocity in which each shapes the other. Social work intervention aims to promote the progressive forces and minimize the regressive forces in those transactions. The curriculum incorporates instruction in five professional foundation areas: social welfare policy and services, human behavior in the social environment, research, social work practice, and field practicum. Instruction in these areas builds upon liberal arts preparation in the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences. The undergraduate social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.