Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work


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The social work major at NAU Yuma will provide you with the core competencies required to help border populations experiencing overwhelming life challenges such as poverty, under and unemployment, substandard housing, homelessness, hunger, and problems associated with PTSD.  Social workers approach their work with people from the strengths perspective, while also examining the individual within their environment.

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Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work?

Are you passionate about social and economic justice along the U.S. Mexico border?  Do you want a rewarding career working with those populations along the U.S. Mexico border that are disenfranchised, vulnerable, and oppressed?  Is your passion to provide service to diverse individuals, groups, and communities?  A social work major at NAU Yuma will help you accomplish these academic and professional goals.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Child and family services
  • Hospice social work
  • Mental health
  • Military/veteran's services
  • International social work

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Policy analyst
  • Agency administrator
  • Educator
  • Researcher

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Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work


University Requirements

University Requirements
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Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Research Required
Some online/blended coursework Required
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Purpose Statement

The mission of Northern Arizona University Social Work Program, grounded in the history, purpose, and values of the profession, is to educate competent generalist social workers for practice with diverse populations and multi-level social systems in local, regional and global contexts.
 
The generalist practice for which we educate is based on social work knowledge, values, and skills; geared to practice with rural and Indigenous populations of the Southwest; and, focused on addressing poverty, structural racism, and oppression; providing leadership in promoting human rights and social and economic justice; and service with vulnerable and underserved populations locally, regionally, and globally. 
 
The mission of our social work program to educate competent generalist social workers is expressed in the following goals: 


Student Learning Outcomes
Outcomes linked to CSWE Core Competencies


Professional IdentityEthical PracticeCritical ThinkingDiversity in PracticeHuman Rights and JusticeResearch Based PracticeHuman BehaviorPolicy PracticePractice Contexts

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Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work


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Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
General Electives
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