- Associate Professor of Practice and Director of Field Education
Our students are devoted to empowering society's most vulnerable members and protecting the health and well-being of their communities.
Study human behavior and make change happen
In our Bachelor of Social Work program, you'll train as a general practitioner— meaning you'll develop the knowledge, values and skills you need to assist individuals, families, organizations and communities manage and learn from life's complex challenges.
Our students graduate from Simmons prepared to apply to take the licensing exam for bachelor's level social workers (LSW), apply to Master's of Social Work programs as an advanced standing student, and pursue additional social work credentials, including Social Worker in Gerontology (SW-G), Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW), Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW), and Certified Social Work Case Manager (C-SWCM)
You'll enter the workforce as a practitioner in a variety of settings, including working with children, the elderly, immigrant populations and patients in hospitals.
Required BSW Program Courses
|SW 101||Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare||4|
|SW 200||Social Welfare Policy||4|
|SW 251||Human Behavior in the Social Environment I||4|
|SW 252||Human Behavior in the Social Environment II||4|
|SW 351||Social Work Practice I: Introduction to Generalist Practice||4|
|SW 352||Social Work Practice II: Work with Individuals & Families||4|
|SW 353||Social Work Practice III: Groups||4|
|SW 354||Social Work Practice IV: Macro Social Work||4|
|SOCI 239||Introduction to Social Research I||4|
|SW 345||Junior Field Experience Seminar||1|
|SW 370||Social Work Field Placement I||8|
|SW 371||SW Field Placement & Sem II||8|
|SW 390||Social Work Senior Seminar||4|
Classroom and field learning have a synergistic and critical relationship within social work education. Our students prepare gradually for the profession through theoretical learning in the classroom and hands-on learning in the field. First, students fulfill service-learning hours and then are placed in formal internships.
So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply! Let's get started.
- Associate Professor of Practice of Social Work, BSW Program Director