Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Social Work Program at Southeast Missouri State University is to improve society's well-being by creating a more humane and just society. The Social Work Program has a dedicated emphasis on providing services and professional social work practitioners for the underserved and vulnerable populations and communities of the Southeast Missouri region.

Course Curriculum

Students are required to complete 42 hours in the General Education Program.  The major in social work requires 63 hours of course work including 57 hours of Professional Foundation Courses and 6 hours of Major Electives. In addition, students must complete 3 hours of Basic Knowledge and Comprehension Courses.

Required Professional Foundation Courses (54 hours)

  • SW 110:   Introduction to Social Work (3)
  • SW 201:   Social and Economic Justice (3)
  • SW 205: Introduction to Social Welfare Policy (3)
  • SW 207:   Understanding Cultural and Social Diversity (3)
  • SW 221:   Interviewing Skills for Generalist Practice (3)
  • SW 222:   Case Management (3)
  • SW 242:   Statistics for Social Scientists (3)
  • SW 307:   Human Behavior & Social Environment in Social Work I (3)
  • SW 308:   Human Behavior & Social Environment in Social Work II (3)
  • SW 310:   Social Welfare Policies and Services (3)
  • SW 321:   Generalist Practice I (3)
  • SW 322:   Generalist Practice II (3)
  • SW 323:   Generalist Practice III (3)
  • SW 342:   Methods of Social Research in Generalist Practice (3)
  • SW 449:   Social Work Integrative Seminar (3)
  • SW 450:   Field Education (12).

Major Electives (6 hours)*

  • HS 301: Foundations of Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy (3)
  • SW 343: Social Work in Military Settings (3)
  • SW 351:   Child Welfare Services (3)
  • SW 352:   Social Welfare Services to the Aged (3)
  • SW 353:   Child Development (3)
  • SW 354:   Crisis Intervention (3)
  • SW 355:   Special Topics in Social Work (3)
  • SW 356:   Social Work in Mental Health (3)
  • SW 387-389:   Independent Study in Social Work (1-3)

*With approval from your academic advisor, one non-social work, 300 or 400 level courses may be substituted as a social work elective.

Contact

573.651.2541
cjsws@semo.edu
Brandt 329
Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology
One University Plaza, MS 7950
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701