School of Social Work and Sociology

Darold Bigger, Dean; Emily Tillotson, B.S.W. Director; Cindee Bailey, Jim Boyd, Cheris Current, Robert Gardner, Deisy Haid, Heather Rodriguez, Susan Smith, Idah Taruwinga, and Heather Vonderfecht.

The School of Social Work and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Minors are available in social welfare and sociology.

The degree in social work is designed to prepare students for generalist social work practice in a variety of practice settings and graduate study. Supervised field education experience in selected social work agencies is an integral part of the program. The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Candidates for social work are selected on the basis of scholarship, ethical conduct, awareness of diverse issues, and a commitment to social and economic justice. In addition to completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work, students must be accepted into candidacy in the junior year to continue in the program. BSW Candidates will submit a resume, personal statement, and references. Criteria for acceptance include a minimum grade point average of 2.75.