Why study Social Work at Juniata College?

As a social work POE, you will gain the satisfaction of participating in a high caliber program that will prepare you to work in a context of social and economic justice to solve and prevent individual and societal problems. Additionally, you will be able to earn the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) credential in a program that has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1981. With the BSW credential you earn, you will be able to enjoy enhanced access to career opportunities that begin on higher rungs of the career ladder with higher salaries and rapid advancement.

Social Work POEs enjoy the benefits of rigorous, experiential learning that is integrated throughout the curriculum while experiencing close collaborating with faculty and other students in the social work program. Upon graduation, you will join about 75% of our graduates who pursue Master of Social Work degrees with the benefit of advance standing that often saved 50% of the time and money that graduate school would otherwise require. 

Social Work

Department: Sociology

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites
Dist.
Skills
BI 190 Human Biology
3
 
N
 
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
 
S
 
SO 203 Minority Experience
3
SO 101
S
 
SW 221 The Life Cycle
3
SO 101
S
 
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
3
 
S
 
ND.SS 214 Statistics for Social Science
4
 
S
QS
ND.SS 215 Social Science Research Methods
4
ND.SS 214
S
 
SW 231 Social Problems & Social Welfare
3
SO 101
S
 
SW 333 Social Welfare Policies & Services
3
SW 231 & ND.SS 215
S
 
SW 230 Introduction to Social Work Practice
4
SO 101 or permission
S
 
SW 330 Social Work Practice: Individual, Family & Small Groups Laboratory
2
SW 230
S
 
SW 331 Social Work Practice: Individual, Family & Small Groups
4
SW 230
S
 
SW 332 Social Work Practice: Large Groups, Organizations & Communities
4
SW 230
S
CW
SW 490 Social Work: Professional Semester
12
Permission
S
 
SW 495 Social Work: Professional Semester Research Semester
3
Permission
S
 

Total credit hours = 58

NOTE: This POE is constructed under the guidelines established by the Council on Social Work Education. Students seeking the Bachelor of Social Work Credential (BSW) from Juniata College must complete all of this POE.

Social Work students must have either Professor Radis or Professor Williams as their Program Advisor.

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updated 7.11