BA in Social Work

This degree focuses on real-world experience and prepares students for professional social work careers in a variety of settings, including clinical research, community outreach and nonprofit or government organizations.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work helps you build your knowledge of social, political and cultural change and your skills in organizational dynamics and technological processes to help you best serve diverse communities.

As a student, you will:

  • Hone your skills through 400 supervised on-site field practice hours. 
  • Prepare for a position in child and family social work, gerontology, mental health care, probation/correctional treatment, social and community service, or substance abuse treatment.
  • Learn to have a positive impact on the lives of others through the career of your choice.

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Next Session

Jan 08, 2018

Estimated Cost

Ways to Learn

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 3000, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Santa Clarita Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room UCEN 204c, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Residency Restrictions

This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.

Transfer Credits

Brandman offers several options to help you earn the 12 credits required to enter into a bachelor’s program.

Apply military service and coursework

Alternative Credits & Equivalencies

Brandman Track

Program Curriculum

  • SOWK 300 Social Work Foundations

    3

    SOWK 302 Interview and Assessment Skills in Social Work

    3

    SOWK 303 Diversity and Justice in a Global Society

    3

    SOWK 304 Social Welfare

    3

    SOWK 306 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

    3

    SOWK 307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Adulthood & Aging

    3

    SOWK 309 Introduction to Social Work Research

    3

    SOWK 418 Social Policy

    3

    SOWK 421 Social Work Practice: Individuals and Families

    3

    SOWK 422 Social Work Practice: Groups

    3

    SOWK 423 Social Work Practice: Organizations and Communities

    3

    SOWK 493 Social Work Practicum Seminar I *

    3

    SOWK 494 Social Work Practicum Seminar II *

    3

    SOWK 495 Social Work Practicum Seminar III *

    3

    Social Work Core Subtotal

    42

    *If a student does not complete the required 400 practicum hours during the SOWK 493, 494, 495 course series, s/he will be enrolled in a required SOWK 497 Practicum Continuation course (0 credits) and required to pay a Practicum Continuation fee, per each course and session, until the student completes the total required hours and receives a P in the SOWK 493, 494, 495 courses. Students will accumulate hours toward their practicum requirements only when enrolled in SOWK 493, 494, 495, or 497.

     

  • Select two from the following:

    6

    CJCU 416
     Domestic Violence

     

    CJCU 418
     Victim Advocacy

     

    SOWK 391
     Youth At Risk

     

    SOWK 393
     Child Abuse

     

    SOWK 405
     Military Social Work

     

    SOWK 408
     International Social Work

     

    SOWK 445
     Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Social Work

     

    SOWK 482
     Social Work with Older Adults

     

    Social Work Electives Subtotal

    6

    Total Credits

    48

  • Minor Core

     

    SOWK 300 Social Work Foundations

    3

    SOWK 302 Interview and Assessment Skills in Social Work

    3

    SOWK 303 Diversity and Justice in a Global Society

    3

    SOWK 304 Social Welfare

    3

    Minor Core Subtotal

    12

    Minor Electives ( 6 credits. All credits must be upper division)

     

    Any two courses from the social work major core requirements or social work electives

    6

    Minor Electives Subtotal

    6

    Total Credits

    18

Meet Our Faculty

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency. This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program's compliance with the accreditation standards below:

4.0.2: The program provides summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of its competencies, identifying the percentage of students achieving the benchmark.
4.0.4: The program uses Form AS 4 (B) and/or AS 4 (M) to report assessment outcomes to its constituents and the public on its website and routinely updates (minimally every 2 years) these postings.

The BA in Social Work program utilizes Brandman University's non-discrimination policy. Brandman University admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institution. Brandman University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, and employment. The University recognizes that students with documented disabilities, such as mobility, sensory, health, psychological and learning disorders may need additional resources to enable successful completion of academic coursework. Brandman University will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to the extent that they do not compromise the integrity of any degree or certificate, do not fundamentally alter the nature of a program, or are unduly burdensome to the institution.

http://www.cswe.org/

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm#tab-6

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