Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 
    
    Jul 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work B.A.


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Program Director: Sonia Medina Pranger, LCSW, PPSC

Overview

The social work major prepares students for positions in a variety of social work or service careers. The program integrates theory and practice, instills an understanding of the relationship between social work and Christian faith and encourages a commitment to social justice and a life of service. It does so in the context of a liberal arts education informed by a Christian/Anabaptist worldview. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to seek entry-level employment or pursue advanced study in the field, per requirements specific to their matriculating institution.

Students complete a set of foundational and advanced courses in human development, social policy, social work methods, practice and research and a semester-long internship.

Students interested in majoring in social work should complete their prerequisite and foundational courses during their freshmen and sophomore years. Students interested in graduate study should complete PSY 300 - Statistics  prior to graduation.

Accreditation Status

Fresno Pacific University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master's social work program by the Council on Social Work Education' Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.

2. Students will engage diversity and difference in practice.

3. Students will enhance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.

4. Students will engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.

5. Students will engage in policy practice.

6. Students will engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

7. Students will assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

8. Students will intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

9. Students will evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

10. Students will integrate faith into social work practice.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

General Education Prerequisites


Select at least four of the following courses:

Required Courses (14 Courses, 48 Units)


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