Undergrad Catalog 2010

Social Work Major
Social Justice Minor
Requirements for Licensure in School Social Work
Requirements for Licensure in Child Welfare


  Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

Hours
General Education Core Requirements 50-52
Prerequisites for Social Work Majors   3
SWK 2000, Introduction to Social Work 3  
Major requirements   42
SWK 2050, Research in Social Work 3  
SWK 2250, Human Behavior and Social Environment I 3  
SWK 2260, Human Behavior and Social Environment II 3  
SWK 3210, Social Work Practice I 3  
SWK 3220, Social Work Practice II 3  
SWK 3700, Social Work Field Forum 0  
SWK 3810, Social Welfare Policy Issues and Services I 3  
SWK 3820, Social Welfare Policy Issues and Services II 3  
SWK 4230, Crisis Intervention 3  
SWK 4410, Field Instruction I 6  
SWK 4420, Field Instruction II 6  
SWK 4015, Senior Seminar 3  
SWK Elective 3  
Minor requirements   18
Electives 13-15
Total   128
 
Minor in Social Justice Hours
SWK 2000, Introduction to Social Work 3  
15 hours in the Social Work curriculum except the following courses:
SWK 3210, 3220, 3700, 4230, 4410, 4420, 4015
15  
Total   18

Requirements for Licensure in School Social Work

The objectives of School Social Work are to expand the student’s knowledge of social work in a school setting and to recommend licensure of the student in School Social Work. Upon successful completion of the course of study, the student can apply for licensure with the Tennessee State Board of Education. Only with this license can the graduate be employed as a School Social Worker in the State of Tennessee.

In addition to the prerequisites and the course requirements listed above for the Bachelor of Social Work, the licensure in School Social Work requires the following courses: SWK 3150, EDU 2100, EDU 2110, EDU 3800. SWK 4420 must be completed in a school which is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

All students wishing to be recommended by Belmont University to the Tennessee State Board of Education must meet Belmont’s residency requirements (last 32 semester hours taken at Belmont -- including 9 hours of Education). Students who wish to seek licensure in School Social Work must contact Lorraina Scholten, Chair, Department of Social Work.

Social Work 2000, Introduction to Social Work, is a prerequisite for all courses in social work.