Social Work applicants must complete an application for entrance into the program, plus have an interview with departmental faculty before being informed of acceptance. A student must complete 45 credits before making formal application to the program. See departmental Student Handbook for additional information.

 

 

Bachelor of Social Work

Major: 64 credits
Social Work: 52 credits
SW 201, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 316, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 407, 408.
Plus 9 elective credits selected from: SW 202, 203, 209, 211, 231, 347.
Related Areas: 12 credits
BIO 109; MAT 208 or 209; 3 credits in Psychology; 3 credits in Sociology.

No life experience or work experience credits are accepted for this program.

 

Gerontology Programs

 

Two programs, a gerontology minor and certificate of completion, are offered in gerontology to help students meet the rapidly expanding job market in the field of geriatrics.

A minor in gerontology offers one-to-one involvement with older adults, class experience in a variety of geriatric settings, and the theory necessary to work effectively with this population.

Minor: 18 credits
Required: SW 201, 203, 209, 211, 305, 316.


Certificate of Completion: 12 credits
The certificate of completion program is designed for individuals who have never attended college or who have a degree and want to complete this specialization.
Required Courses: SW 203, 209, 211, 316.


Program Requirement:
Students who achieve junior status must maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 to remain in good academic standing within the Social Work Program. Students may repeat/delete only one Social Work course throughout the program.

COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
    Program Option #1, Reading PA Program Option #2, Philadelphia, PA Aggregate of All Program options
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 85% 99% 97% 98%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 85% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 85% 87% 93% 90%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 85% 100% 85% 92%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 85% 88% 88% 88%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 85% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 85% 95% 95% 95%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 85% 91% 94% 92%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 85% 92% 90% 91%
Any Additional Competency(ies) Developed by the Program None -- -- --

 

Student Learning Outcomes (pdf)
 

 

Contact Information

John M. Lichtenwalner, Ph.D., LSW
Social Work Program Director
Assistant Professor
Francis Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 218-A
Phone: 610.796.8280
john.lichtenwalner@alvernia.edu

 

 
 
 
 
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