Dr. Needha Boutte-Queen, Chair
Ms. Ronda Lewis
The Social Work Curriculum
A comprehensive accredited program at TSU has been designed to provide a generalist foundation for your future career in the social work profession. This foundation is grounded on a liberal arts basis and enhanced by social work courses and content designed to provide the knowledge, values, and skills required of entry-level generalist practice social workers. Required Social Work courses are:
*In order to encourage practical experience with clients, agency-based field placements
are required at various times during the freshman, sophomore, and senior years. Though
final matches between students and agencies are made by the course instructor, the
Director of Field Education and or the Field Liaison, students are readily encouraged
to request practice experiences in areas of their own choosing.
Social work majors may enroll in up to 6 hours of upper division courses in other departments.
As a result of the growing demands of our society, there has been an increasing need for baccalaureate professional social workers. A few practice settings available to recipients of the BA in Social Work include the following:
Students wishing to pursue the undergraduate degree offered through the Department must first gain admission to the University, must obtain academic and professional advising from department faculty, eradicate any and all identified deficiencies related to foundation courses and must apply to the Department following completion of SOCW 145, 246 and 340. No academic credit is given for prior-life experiences.