Social Work

Area of Social Learning

Updated December 2013

The social work major and minor provides one avenue by which the College fulfills its mission to educate “men and women to be servant-leaders,” and is available to students who desire to prepare for various types of service to persons in the community with specific needs. These service opportunities are located in both the public and the private spheres and involve all segments of the general population.

The social work major supports the following goals of Milligan College:

The social work major provides a broad foundation in the field of social work, the intersecting arenas of public and private ventures in social outreach and services, and the relationships among all levels of these organizations as well as the peoples served by these agencies.

Students completing this major will:

  1. Gain a knowledge foundation which can be applied to their major area of study;

  2. Be conversant with the objectives and functions of social work agencies;

  3. Display through their writing and participation in classes within the major an increasing knowledge and appreciation of the responsibilities, tasks, and limits of social work agencies and programs;

  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of social workers at personal, local, and more encompassing levels;

  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the challenges inherent in the development, application, and evaluation of public policies which are designed to address specific populations.

Social Work major - B.S.W.

Required courses in the major:

In addition to the core courses above, the student selects one of three emphases; in each emphasis, the student chooses any three of the following courses:

Emphasis One - Law and Justice (9 hrs)

Choose three of the following:

Emphasis Two - Psycholog/Counseling (9 hrs)

Choose three of the following:

Emphasis Three - Health Care Systems (9 hrs)

Choose three of the following:

The following general education requirements are fulfilled in the major:

Total number of required hours: 53

Social Work minor

A social work minor might be completed as a valuable adjunct to a major in psychology, sociology, business administration, political science, economics, etc.

Required courses in the minor:

The following general education requirements are fulfilled in the minor:

Total number of required hours: 18