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Social Work


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Develop your innate sense of care and concern for others into a rewarding career in social services with a degree in Social Work from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

There are those among us who feel an intrinsic sense of care and concern for those around them, wanting to help or facilitate the needs of those who are less fortunate or require assistance with many of the things in life that most of us take for granted. For those people, the Weekend/Evening & Online College degree program in Social Work is the answer.

Prepare for a rewarding career in social services across a variety of public, private and non-governmental organizations that exist to help others. Or continue your studies and earn a graduate degree at highly regarded institutions nationwide.

Career opportunities for social workers continue to escalate in today’s professional environment, with an emphasis on healthcare and gerontology. Serve others directly or as a referral agent across a wide array of community advocacies, including substance abuse rehabilitation, healthcare, housing, childcare, eldercare, adoption services, foster care, grief counseling, and job training. Pursue opportunities offered by cities, counties, states, federal agencies, non-profit organizations like hospitals, schools, mental health centers, corrections facilities, or other heath and human services settings.

Become the advocate you know you can be, and serve your community in a truly fulfilling career, with a degree in Social Work from Weekend/Evening & Online College.

Available Program Formats

Learn more about our program formats and hear from our students about their unique experiences.

Weekend, Evening & Online

Choose your own schedule. Instruction takes place on select weekends, evenings, in-person or online. Combine all formats, or choose the one that works for you.

Degree Requirements

The following is a complete listing of degree requirements for those seeking to earn a BW in Social Work from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University. For more information, please consult a Mount advisor.

Lower Division

  • SW 1: Social Justice & Social Change (3 units)
    SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology (3 units)
  • SW 3: Fundamentals in APA Style (1 unit)
  • SW 6: Child, Family, & Community (3 units)
  • SW 38: Social Statistics and Data Analysis for Social Workers (3 units)
    MTH 38: Elements of Probability and Statistics (3 units)
    PSY 40: Basic Statistical Methods (3 units)

Required Courses

  • SW 104: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3 units)
  • SW 105: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3 units)
  • SW 109: Communication & Writing Essentials (3 units)
  • SW 110: Writing Skills for Social Worker Profession (3 units)
  • SW 111: Social Welfare Policy (3 units)
  • SW 113: Field Practicum & Seminar I (4 units)
  • SW 114: Field Practicum & Seminar II (4 units)
  • SW 115: Community Engagement (3 units)
  • SW 117: Quantitative Research Methods in Social Work (3 units)
    SOC 117: Quantitative Research Methods (3 units)
  • SW 118: Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)
  • SW 121: Human Services Ethics (3 units)
  • SW 122: Generalist Practice I (3 units)
  • SW 123: Generalist Practice II (3 units)
  • SW 126: Case Management & Intake Assessment for Social Workers (3 units)
  • SW 128: Introduction to Social Work (3 units)
  • SW 129: Professional Development for Social Work Practice (3 units)
  • SW 136: Diversity and Advancing Human Rights (3 units)
  • Plus 3 Additional Courses

Total Units

Total Units for Major: 72 units