With a major in Social Work, what classes will I take?
With rigorous accreditation standards from the Council on Social Work Education, the Social Work program offers a comprehensive degree program, preparing you for practice with individuals, families, and groups as well as community and organizational development. You'll be challenged to develop skills in carrying out original research and working with diverse populations. In addition, a major in Social Work provides opportunities for you to explore specific areas of practice with electives such as Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse. Some classes you will take as part of the degree program include:
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Study the theories and knowledge of human behavior and bio-psycho-social-spiritual development from birth to young adulthood, giving attention to the role of culture, race, ethnicity, social class, gender and sexual orientation.
Conduct a comparative study of ethnic and racial minorities, exploring the history of majority-minority relationships, the current status of minorities and subcultural differences.
Social Work Practice I: Individuals and Families
Learn direct practice skills essential for working with individuals and families in a variety of helping capacities and participate in hands on practice experiences with professionals from local human service organizations.
Does the Social Work degree program offer opportunities for certification?
Cornerstone University's Social Work degree program is approved by the state of Michigan to offer a Child Welfare Certificate. Students interested in working with children and families may wish to pursue this certificate which provides graduates with opportunities to enter into serveral child welfare positions without needing to complete a majority of required state training sessions.
May I review the Evaluative Documents Cornerstone keeps on file for the Social Work degree program?