2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences
The Faculty of Social Sciences
The Social Work Program is housed within the Department of Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
Stroud Hall, Room 101
About the Program
The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; Bachelor of Science in Social Work; and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with three minors in Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program includes providing students with the educational background necessary to become competent generalist social work practitioners and ensuring that BSSW graduates have the preparation essential to successfully pursue graduate study in social work.
The goals of the Program are to:
East Stroudsburg University was granted Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Initial Accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program in June 2015.
This program is offered by the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice.
Is social worker a career path for me?
More detailed career information is available from the department.
Formal admission into the program requires completion of SOSW 140 with a grade of “C” or higher; a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better; and, submission of the BSSW Program Admission Application Form with two letters of reference and a two-page personal statement.
Continuation in the program requires maintaining a 2.5 GPA in the social work major and receiving a minimum of a “C” in every required course. Students must also abide by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics; demonstrate accepted standards of conduct in the classroom and field education components of the program; and, demonstrate progress in attaining the Core Competencies as outlined by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2008 EPAS.
Failure to maintain the requisite 2.5 in the program after two remediation attempts are made can result in termination from the major.
Successful completion of the program requires a 2.5 GPA in the social work major, a minimum of a "C" or higher in all required courses and an overall GPA of 2.0.
Please see the university requirements in this catalog. (p. 44)
24 credit hours
The goal of the Social Work program is to provide students the educational background necessary for competent generalist social work practice in a range of human service settings and/or to pursue graduate study in social work or related disciplines.
John Kraybill-Greggo, Chair & Director, Social Work Program (email@example.com)
Reto Muller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hooshang Pazaki (email@example.com)
Laurene Clossey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chin Hu (email@example.com)
Michelle Deninno DiLauro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hanif Bey (email@example.com)
Hope Horowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lloyd Lyter (email@example.com)
Michele Tavormina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Social Work department is housed within the Sociology department
Stroud Hall, Room 414
East Stroudsburg University was granted Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Initial Accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program in June 2015.
Academic Programs and Courses
Social Work B.S.
Social Work Minor
Crisis Intervention Certificate
Social Work Faculty
SOSW - Social Work Courses
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