School of Social Work and Sociology


Department
Members
Wilma Hepker, Dean; Bobbie Sue Arias, Cindee Bailey, Darold Bigger, Tom Buske, Pam Cress, Joyce Flansburgh, Cindy Fleischer, Doug Fleischer, Standley Gellineau, Kevin Grussling, Randi Hankins, Mary Laabs, Lana Martin, Marja McChesney, Janet Ockerman, Nancy Peters, Susan Smith, Heather Vonderfecht.
 




The School of Social Work and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in sociology. Minors are available in both social work and sociology.
 
The degree in social work is designed to prepare the student for beginning professional social work practice; to prepare students for other professions and services, particularly within the Seventh-day Adventist Church; and to prepare students for graduate professional social work education. Supervised field experience in selected social work agencies or related services is an integral part of the program and also meets the criteria of the college's Cooperative Education program. The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
 
Candidates for social work are selected on the basis of scholarship, evidence of a personal commitment to human betterment, and awareness of diversity in terms of race, age, gender, creed, and ethnic origin. Social work students must demonstrate personal and professional behavior which reflects a commitment to the ethics of the social work profession. In addition to completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Social Work, students must be accepted in their Junior year by the Social Work Admissions Committee to continue the program. Criteria for acceptance include a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in social work classes.
 
Sociology broadens the student's perspective of the overall organization and function of society. A sociologist is concerned with the scientific study of social phenomena arising out of group relationships. A major in sociology is useful as preprofessional preparation for advanced research and teaching in sociology, community planning, public administration, law and medical professions, and other fields concerned with social relationships.
 



The department
offers these
degrees and
majors.

Degrees
* SOCIAL WORK (Bachelor of Social Work)
* MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY (Bachelor of Arts)
* MINOR IN SOCIAL WORK
* MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY



Courses
* ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
* CORRECTIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CORR)
* SOCIAL WORK (SOWK)
* SOCIOLOGY (SOCI)