The Social Work Curriculum
The B.A. in Social Work at Pacific Lutheran University is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level generalist social work practice. The social work curriculum is based on an integrated, developmental approach to learning and reflects a national consensus on social work education. Each course counted in the Social Work major must be completed with at least a C-.
- 190 Introduction to Social Work
- 175 January Term on the Hilltop
- 232 Research Methods
- 250 Social Policy I
- 245 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- 320 Child Welfare: A Global Perspective
- 325 Social, Health, and Educational Services in Tobago
- 350 Social Policy II
- 360 Social Work Practice I
- 375 Social Services in the Community (minors)
- 387 Special Topics
- 475 Field Experience I
- 485 Field Seminar I
- 460 Social Work Practice II
- 476 Field Experience II
- 486 Field Seminar II
- 465 Social Work Practice III
- 499 Senior Capstone
- 491 Independent Study
Declare Your Major or Minor
You must be accepted to the social work program before you can declare a social work major. To declare a minor, schedule an appointment with David Simpson, Chair of Social Work.
Students preparing to apply to the social work program are advised to include these courses in their program of study: BIOL 111, ANTH 102, PSYC 101/190, and SOCI 101/190. Students interested in a survey of social work and its opportunities are encouraged to take SOCW 101/190, Introduction to Social Work.