Impacting the lives of numerous citizens in the community and around the world, students in Marian's social work program are academically prepared to enter the workforce in careers such as mental health and substance abuse workers, medical and public health workers, family mediators, policy makers, and public and private social service workers. Working to inspire change, graduates of Marian's social work program are prepared to empower those most vulnerable in today's society.
A Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) from Marian University prepares students for entry-level generalist social work practice and graduate school, where you can pursue a Master of Social Work degree (MSW). The program includes a 500-hour field internship as well as course work dedicated to human behavior theory, research, policy analysis, social work practice, and ethics and values.
General Education Program
University requirements, including Social Work program requirements (58-61 credits):
BIO 100 Life Systems, 3 cr.
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
HIS 205 History of Selected Minorities, 3 cr.
POS 205 American Government, 3 cr.
PSY 101 General Psychology, 3 cr.
PSY 105 Human Development, 3 cr.
PSY 211 Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
50 credits as follows:
SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work and Human Services, 3 cr.
SWK 111 Interpersonal Skills, 3 cr.
SWK 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
SWK 301 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, 3 cr.
SWK 302 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II, 3 cr.
SWK 311 Generalist Practice I: Natural Resource Systems, 3 cr.
SWK 312 Generalist Practice II: Societal Resource Systems, 3 cr.
SWK 321 Skills Laboratory I, 3 cr.
SWK 322 Skills Laboratory II, 3 cr.
SWK 331 Policies and Programs, 3 cr.
SWK 342 Research Methods, 3 cr.
SWK 411 Seminar I, 2 cr.
SWK 412 Seminar II, 1 cr.
SWK 421 Family Intervention, 3 cr.
SWK 432 Senior Seminar, 3 cr.
SWK 497 Social Work Internship I, 4 cr.
SWK 498 Social Work Internship II, 4 cr.
Social Work electives
0 -18 credits from the following:
SWK 204 Special Topics, 3 cr.
SWK 360 Practicum in Research I, 1-3 cr.
SWK 362 Practicum in Research II, 1-3 cr.
SWK 404 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.
SWK 414 Independent Study, 3 cr.
SWK 422 Law and the Helping Profession, 3 cr.
17-20 credits: University electives