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University of Missouri-St. Louis offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree in partnership with Mineral Area College. This two year degree completion program is designed primarily for students who have completed the Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in social work at the community college. The UMSL courses will be delivered at the Mineral Area campus providing students with the flexibility and convenience of taking courses in their own community. The program also provides additional flexibility with internet based and interactive television (ITV) course delivery. The B.S.W. program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The faculty stresses the scientific and applied aspects of social work. Professional social work education enables students to integrate the knowledge, values, and skills of the profession into competent practice. The School's approach is reflected in an emphasis on the development of theoretical and methodological tools. There is a strong emphasis on practice, with community and social agency fieldwork as important parts of the program. Faculty members are engaged in research on urban-related issues and work with various agencies, particularly in the areas of health care, family violence, social welfare, community development, gerontology and education.
Few occupations can offer the variety found in social work. Social workers are found in public agencies, private businesses, hospitals, clinics, schools, nursing homes, private practices, police departments, courts and countless other places. Social workers serve individuals, families and communities. They are managers, supervisors and administrators. They serve at all levels of government. They are educators, therapists, and researchers. They are also elected political leaders and politicians. Careers in Social Work include careers in the fields of Gerontology, Child Welfare, Justice/Corrections, Mental Health/Clinical Social Work, Developmental Disabilities, Employment/Occupational Social Work, Public Welfare, Communities, Administration and Management and Public Interest Groups.
RequirementsThe UMSL School of Social Work degree requirements have been incorporated into this degree plan, including the following rules governing bachelor's degrees awarded at UMSL.
Contact: Sue Bateman
UMSL CE-Off-Campus Site Advisor
Mineral Area College
Phone: (636) 481-3244 or (573) 518-2324
To learn more about the UMSL BSW
The degree map below will show you a listing of courses that you need to take from Mineral Area College and UMSL to complete the bachelor’s degree in Social Work. This degree map has been reviewed and accepted by both institutions as an illustration, which may be subject to change. Many other combinations of courses may be possible including a part-time option, so students should contact the UMSL representative at Mineral Area College or their community college advisor before committing to a particular transfer program.
Associate of Arts-Emphasis in Social Work (Mineral Area College)
ENG 1330 English Composition I (3)
MAT 1230 College Algebra* (3)
CIS course (3)
SWK 1000 Introduction to SW (3)
ENG 1340 English Composition II (3)
PSY 1130 General Psychology (3)
POS 1180 American Political Sys. (3)
SWK 2000 Theories in Helping* (3)
PE Activity Skills (1)
ENG 1440 Public Speaking or ENG 1670 Interp. Comm. (3)
BUS 1330 Intro to Economics (3)
Physical Science (3)
SWK 2020 Policy and Politics* (3)
HIS 1230 American History I or 1240 American Hist II (3)
BIO 1150 General Biology (5)
PED Activity (1)
Sociology 1130 General Sociology (3)
BUS 2430 Business Stats (3)
Approved Elective (3-5)
Total Credit Hours 64-66**
* These courses have prerequisite requirements.
** Be sure to contact an UMSL advisor if your total is 64 credit hours.
Bachelor of Social Work (UMSL)
SW 3510 Human Behavior in SW (3)
ENG 3100 Advanced Exp.Writing (3)
SOC 2160 Social Psychology (3)
SW 3100 Intro to Interventive Strategies for Social Work Practice (3)
SW 3210 Social Issues & Social Policy Development (3)
SW 3700 Diversity & Social Justice (3)
BUS 2430 Business Stats (MAC) or an UMSL elective (3)
2000 Level Elective (3)
SW 3410 Research Design in SW (3)
SW 4110 Interventive Strategies for SW with Individuals, Families & Groups (3)
SW 4350 Interventive Strategies for SW with Organizations (3)
2000 Level Elective (3)
SW 4300 Interventive Strategies for SW with Communities (3)
SW 4800 &4801 Practicum (6)
SW 4850 &4851 Practicum (6)
Total Credit Hours 54
This includes completing the AA degree at Mineral Area College and transferring 66 credit hours.
All UMSL courses will be offered in varied formats including online, ITV and /or in a traditional classroom setting at the Mineral Area College campus. The Mineral Area College Course Equivalency page is located at http://www.umsl.edu/services/dars/transfer.htm