In so doing, it echoes the profession's attention to knowledge based on scientific inquiry. In addition, the School's emphasis on recognizing strengths, honoring diversity, and challenging injustices with an eye toward the unique characteristics of Nevada in the context of a global society, reflects the importance the profession places on critically understanding the historical, cultural, economic, political and social contexts that inform social work practice, policy & research.
The overarching goal of the baccalaureate social work (BSW) program is to prepare students for beginning generalist practice in social work.
BSW graduates will be able to:
In collaboration with Great Basin College (GBC), the University of Nevada's School of Social Work provides a 3 + 1 program for students who reside in rural Nevada and who are interested in pursuing a BSW degree. Through this program, students are able to complete the equivalent of the first three years of academic study at GBC and their final year through UNR. Students in this program will be able to complete most of the University and Departmental Core through GBC; upon being accepted to the University of Nevada, Reno, and the professional sequence, students will complete their final coursework through the University of Nevada, Reno, (no less than 32 credits). The Professional sequence courses will be offered via a combination of online, face-to-face weekend labs and field internships.
Social work students may apply to the professional sequence during the winter of their junior year. The professional sequence encompasses a series of classes tied to a 450 hour internship in a social service agency. These classes in conjunction with the internship are designed to provide the professional socialization, knowledge, values, and skills needed for entry level social work practice. An emphasis on professional practice distinguishes the professional sequence from the other required and elective social work classes. Students entering the professional sequence are expected to be ready to engage with clients, to practice within the boundaries and scope of the profession and to behave in manners congruent with the profession's values and ethics. While this sequence of classes and internship may be completed in one full-time or two part-time academic years, it is designed to be a culminating experience during the student's senior year.
Students who meet the following requirements may apply for admission to the professional sequence:
The application deadline for admission to the professional sequence is January 15th (for the following fall semester). Should January 15th fall on a weekend, all completed application packets must be received by the School of Social Work office by the end of business (5:00 p.m. P.S.T.) the last weekday BEFORE January 15th. Admission decisions are finalized during spring semester; students accepted into the major begin 400 level social work courses during following fall semester.
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