Social Work (major)
Alverno prepares students who seek a Bachelors in Social Work to use their knowledge and skills to provide social services to individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, and the broader society. According to the National Association of Social Workers, graduates from accredited programs help people increase their capacities for problem solving and coping, obtain needed resources, facilitate interactions between individuals and between people and their environments, make organizations responsible to people ,and influence social policies. Social workers may work directly with clients addressing individual, family and community issues, or they may work at a systems level on regulations and policy development, or as administrators and planners of a large social services system.
|Social Work Major Beginning|
|SW-200||Introduction to Social Work||2|
|SOC-220||Social Movements & Social Change||4|
|BSC-255||Behavioral Science Research Methods||4|
|BSC-256||Probability & Statistics||4|
|Social Work Major Intermediate|
|GLS-200||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|or SOC-398||Community Power & Change|
|SW-300||Midprogram Social Work Course||2|
|PSY-365||Social Psy:Cross Cultural Perspectives||4|
|Social Work Major Advanced|
|SOC-306||Race & Ethnicity in American Life||4|
|SW-400||Social Work Capstone Course||2|
A social work major aligns with Alverno's values and with the needs of the community here in Milwaukee. The Council on Social Work Education indicates that a BSW must teach and assess for nine "competences," which match with Alverno's eight abilities. Alverno has a strong history with teaching psychology, sociology, global studies and international affairs, as well as community leadership and development. A BSW education at Alverno is multi-faceted, well-rounded, and perfectly prepares students for a future Masters of Social Work.