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MEMORANDUM

Re: Advisement Memo re: Registration for Spring, 2014

Date: October 20, 2013

To: Current and prospective Social Work Students

From: Margery Saunders, Advisement Coordinator

Below please find the current plans of study for Social Work Students. There are three main plans: one for Intents to Major, one for Majors accepted for a Fall start in our program, and one for Majors accepted for a Spring start.

Note that you must fill out an application to the Social Work program to be accepted as a Social Work Major (this is in addition to your application toThe College at Brockport).

Please plan to speak with your advisor about the course of study that works best for you. Also, please note that the plans of study may be altered at times due to changes in enrollment. Intents to Major and accepted Majors are strongly advised to sign up for our Department listserv, as that is a primary way that we communicate with students. The link to do so is on the Department’s website.

Current Plan of Study for Itents-to-major in Social Work

A GPA of 2.5 or better is required for acceptance as a Major in Social Work, so students should plan their course of study to facilitate achievement of as high a GPA as possible. Intents to Major in Social Work should make taking the pre-requisites for the program a top priority. These pre-requisites must be completed with a C or better prior to starting the major. These are:

Four Prerequisite Courses (12 Credits)

  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSH 110 Principles of Psychology
  • ONE of the following biology courses:
    • BIO 281 Elements of Human Biology
    • BIO 221 Survey of Anatomy/Physiology
    • BIO 285: Biology of Aging
  • ONE of the following statistics courses:
    • SOC 200 Social Statistics
    • PSH 202 Introductory Stat
    • MTH 243 Elements of Statistics

Depending on course availability, Intents to Major may also be able to take two of the core required courses for Social Work Majors: SWO 321 and SWO 322 prior to acceptance as a Major.

*Note for transfer students. It can be difficult to get into pre-requisite classes as a transfer student, unless you plan to deposit and register early. Therefore it is a good idea to finish these courses at your community college before transferring.

Current Plan of Study for Students Accepted for a Fall Start in the Major (Standard Plan)

Fall - Junior

Spring - Junior

Fall - Senior

Spring - Senior

SWO 301

(Human Behavior I)

SWO 302

(Human Behavior II)

SWO 411

(Human Services/Systems Analysis)

SWO 441 (Methods III)

SWO 341

(Methods I)

SWO 342 (Methods II)

SWO 451

(Field instruction I)

SWO 453

(Field instruction II)

SWO 321

(Human Diversity)

SWO 310

(Research Methods)

SWO 455

(Field Instruction seminar I)

SWO 457

(Field Instruction seminar II)

SWO 322

(Social & Economic Justice)

SWO 311 (Human Services/Social Policy)

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

15 total credits

15 total credits

15 total credits

15 total credits

Note: Field instruction includes 440 hours of internship over the course of two semesters . This equates to 2 days/week for both semesters plus a biweekly seminar. This model suits a majority of students who are employed and have other responsibilities.

Students who have a GPA of 3.25 or better are eligible to apply for a possible Block field placement. Students planning to study abroad during the Spring in a block placement complete SWO 441 the previous Fall semester.

Current Plan of Study for Students Accepted for a Spring Start in the Major

There are two plans of Study for Students accepted as Majors starting next semester, in Spring, 2014. Plan #1 below is the regular plan of study for students who have just been accepted as Majors, starting next Spring. (Note: Arrangements for students accepted as majors who started last Spring, in 2013, have been, or are being made with Debra From Faria, the field coordinator; check with her for options.)

Students who have a GPA of 3.25 or better are eligible to apply for a possible Block field placement (see Plan #2; completing one semester instead of two semesters). Students planning to study abroad during the Spring in a block placement complete SWO 441 the previous Fall semester.

The plans below cover only the required social work classes. Electives may need to be added to reach the number of credits required for graduation (120 credits).

Plan #1

Spring 2014

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

SWO 302

(Human Behavior II)

SWO 301

(Human Behavior I)

SWO 310

(Research Methods)

SWO 411

(Human Services/Systems Analysis)

SWO 441 (Methods III)

SWO 321

(Human Diversity)

SWO 341

(Methods I)

SWO 311 (Human Services/Social Policy)

SWO 451

(Field instruction I)

SWO 453

(Field instruction II)

SWO 322

(Social & Economic Justice)

 

SWO 342 (Methods II)

SWO 455

(Field Instruction seminar I)

SWO 457

(Field Instruction seminar II)

9 total credits

6 total credits

9 total credits

9 total credits

9 total credits

Note: Field instruction under Plan #1 includes 440 hours of internship over the course of two semesters (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016). This equates to 2 days/week for both semesters plus a biweekly seminar. This model suits a majority of students who are employed and have other responsibilities.

Plan #2

Spring 2014

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

SWO 302

(Human Behavior II)

SWO 301

(Human Behavior I)

SWO 310

(Research Methods)

SWO 411

(Human Services/Systems Analysis)

SWO 321

(Human Diversity)

SWO 341

(Methods I)

SWO 311 (Human Services/Social Policy)

SWO 441

(Methods III)

 

SWO 322

(Social & Economic Justice)

 

SWO 342 (Methods II)

SWO 454

(Block field instruction)

     

SWO 456

(Block field instruction seminar)

9 total credits

6 total credits

9 total credits

18 total credits

Note: Field instruction under Plan #2 includes 440 hours of internship in one semester (Fall 2015). This equates to having 3 classes in one day followed by 4 days of internship. This model is limited to students with a minimum of a 3.25 overall GPA and who may not have employment/ other responsibilities. Due to time commitment and high credit load (18 credits), very few students apply for a ‘block’ field placement.

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