Completion of the Social Work program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree and meets the general-education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Graduates will be prepared to transfer to Idaho public institutions with a greater understanding of generalist social work practice and how to practice at a diversity-competent level. Ideally, course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution. Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work often pursue careers in various areas of helping including addiction, crisis intervention, case management, child/youth services, disability services, geriatrics, homelessness/housing, psychiatric or mental-health care, childcare, rehabilitation, and social-welfare worker.
Degrees and Certificates
Related Degrees and Certificates
Social Work (SOCW)
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SOCW 101 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
(3 Credits, Fall/Spring)
This course focuses on concepts, principles, and processes of social work and social welfare. Students will examine social welfare policies and programs and the need for social services in modern society. This course will serve as an orientation to the practice of social work and includes an experiential learning component. PREREQ: PSYC 101. (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 3 credits)
SOCW 202 Foundations of Social Work
(3 Credits, Fall)
Introduction to generalist social work practice including a history of the profession and an overview of the generalist intervention model with a focus on strengths, engagement, relationship building, exploration of problems, and interviewing. Students will complete a 45-hour service-learning experience in an approved social service organization. PREREQ: SOCW 101. (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 3 credits)
SOCW 293 Social Work Internship
(1-3 Credits, Varies)
Internships allow students to apply learning to real-life career possibilities. Credits are earned through supervised fieldwork specifically related to a student's area of study. An Internship Registration Form must be completed and turned into a One Stop Student Services location before a student may register for an internship course. PREREQ: Permission of department's internship coordinator and submission of a completed Internship Registration Form. (0 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 1 credits)