General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. General education courses are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
- First Year Studies
Social work majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- Social work policy and advocacy
- Human behavior and social environment
- Statistics for research
- Ethics and professional behavior
The Marian University Social Work program is dedicated to educating students for ethical, competent, culturally responsive, and innovative generalist social work practice that addresses the well-being of the most vulnerable in society. Our educational experiences, research, and community outreach promote social and economic justice, program and policy change, and evidence-based strategies for the challenges facing diverse client systems of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
The Marian University Social Work program’s standards are derived from the CSWE Competencies for Social Work Practice and the National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics.
Marian Social Work Graduate will Demonstrate these CSWE Core Competencies
• Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
• Engage diversity and difference in practice
• Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice
• Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice
• Engage in policy practice
• Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
• Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
• Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
• Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of core values. These core values, embraced by social workers throughout the profession’s history, are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective:
- Social justice
- Dignity and worth of the person
- Importance of human relationships
Everyday Marian University Bachelor of Social Work program graduates are making a real difference in the world. As a graduate of the program you’ll be prepared to work in a wide range of settings, including health care, mental health agencies, rehabilitation centers, child and youth services, correctional facilities, agencies for the elderly and colleges and universities.
The Marian University Bachelor of Social Work program received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work (CSWE) in 1987 and has received continuing reaffirmation since that time.
Marian University Baccalaureate Social Work Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Last Completed on 08/20/2020