Bachelor of Social Work Degree
The social work degree at ORU builds upon the liberal arts foundation of the university along with the Christian view of the world, society and the nature of man. The curriculum includes a 50-hour core of academic courses and practicum experiences arranged sequentially to provide for maximum preparation for the field of generalist social work practice. The curriculum provides training in the social work practice, foundations of research, human behavior in the social environment and field practicum.
The social work program is a professional degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and recognized nationally as meeting the necessary requirements for preparing graduates to enter beginning social work practice in a variety of settings as generalist social workers.
The ORU Social Work program prepares students to gain competencies identified by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as required of social work professionals along with an ORU distinctive competency.
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 10: Integrate personal calling, beliefs, and faith motivation with competency training of social work practice
The following links provide access to evidence of program effectiveness in enabling students to acquire the ORU Social Work competencies.
Course Offerings Include
- Introduction to Social Work
- Introduction to Sociology
- Principles of Psychology
- Research Methods
- Social Welfare Policy
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- Social Work Practice
- Minority Group Relations