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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

If you like advocating for others and enjoy working with people, the social work field may be a great fit for you.

The bachelor of social work (BSW) at Aultman College is a four-year degree with field work components that will prepare you to become a licensed social worker (LSW) upon graduation.

The social work program at Aultman College gives you unique knowledge and experiences in the health care field. Employers such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient community clinics, and mental health and chemical dependency centers are seeking candidates with this unique educational foundation, putting you in high demand in the job market. Social work is listed as a top 10 growing profession in terms of need over the next 10 years.

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How is this bachelor of social work unique?

  • You will learn how to navigate multiple systems within the ever-changing health care landscape. There are unique classes and volunteer experiences that will help you understand the ins and outs of hospital admissions; payment sources such as Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurances; and other elements you may encounter while working with clients in any practice area of social work.
  • You can minor in health care or substance abuse. The social work degree program at Aultman College is among only a handful nationally that offer this substance abuse minor to students, giving you a unique knowledge base and career opportunities.
  • You will get “hands on” experience before you begin your field work (internship). Using the college’s state-of-the-art simulations labs, you will practice client interviewing skills across the spectrum of care. You can be prepared and confident before your first field placement and graduation.

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Admission Criteria

Students may enter the bachelor of social work program directly with no previous college credit or as transfer students. Transfer students will have their previously earned credit (including diploma, certificate or associate’s degree credits) evaluated toward completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Aultman College is proud to be a direct admission institution. This means students who are accepted into Aultman College are directly admitted into their major at the same time they are accepted into the college. Learn more about why this is important.

 

To be considered for the social work degree program:

Graduating high school students must have:

A high school GPA of 3.0 or higher OR A GED score of 2250 or higher

OR

An ACT score of 20 or higher/SAT combined score of 950 or higher

Transfer applicants must have:

A college GPA of 2.50 or higher

Curriculum

Foundational Education Courses

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Department

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

SLS

105

Distance Education Foundations 

1

HSC

115

US Healthcare Systems

3

ENG

105

College Composition I

3

ENG

107

College Composition II

3

COM

138

Professional Communication 

3

MTH

205

Statistics

3

PHL

104

Medical Ethics

3

PHL

114

World Religion

3

PSC

105

American Government

3

PSY

111

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY

211

Human Growth and Development

3

SOC

121

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC

305

Sociology of Health and Illness

3

BIO

 110

Human Biology

3

BIO

 110L

Human Biology Lab

1

BIO

212 

Neuroscience

3

BIO

212L Neurosciene Lab 1

BIO

214

Biological Psychology

3

BIO 

325 

Psychopharmacology

3

HSC

130

Helping Skills

3

 

 

Total

54

 

 

Social Work Courses

Department

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

SWK

105

The Social Work Profession

3

SWK

107

Social Welfare Policies and Programs

3

SWK

225

Multicultural Competence

3

SWK

331

Social Work Research I

3

SWK

233

Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Micro

3

SWK

306

Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Macro

3

SWK

311

Social Work Across teh Lifespan

3

SWK

227

Social Work Ethics

3

SWK

405

Social Work Practice I: Individuals

3

SWK

405L

Social Work Practice I Lab

3

SWK

407

Social Work Practice II: Groups

3

SWK 421 Social Work Practice III: Families 3
SWK 410 Social Work Research II 3
SWK 415 Social Work Field Practicum I 3
SWK 417 Social Work Field Seminar 3
SWK 430 Social Work Field Practicum II 3
SWK 432 Social Work Field Capstone 3

 

 

Total

51

Students can minor in Substance Abuse or Healthcare according to the curriculum below

OR must take a combination of 15 credit hours from the below categories.

 

Healthcare

Department

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

ECN

225

 Economics of Healthcare

3

PSC

305

Politics of Healthcare

3

HSC

360

Navigating the Health System

3

SWK

333

Medical Social Work

3

PSY

222

Death and Dying

3

 

Substance Abuse

Department

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

HSC

274

 Addiction and Addictive Behaviors

3

SOC

218

Alcohol, Drugs, and Society

3

SWK

325

Substance Abuse

3

SWK

412

Substance Abuse Treatment

3

SWK

424

Group Concepts in Substance Abuse

3

Scholarships

Aultman College offers a variety of admission and endowed/gifted scholarships.  To learn more, visit our scholarship page.

Graduation/Residency Requirements

  • An overall cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • A 2.0 GPA in all courses completed at Aultman College
  • A 2.5 GPA in social work courses
  • 40 credits of 300 or higher level courses
  • 60 credit hours of sciences, humanities, or arts
  • Residency requirement: 80 credit hours of the required 120 total must be completed at Aultman College
  • One course that utilizes a “Service Learning” methodology
  • Complete financial aid exit counseling
  • Satisfy financial obligations
  • Complete the Graduate Exit Survey

Application Deadlines for the Social Work Program

  • June 1st for fall semester
  • October 1st for spring semester

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