B.A. in Social Work & Community Development
The B.A. in Social Work & Community Development prepares students to assist families, children and individuals with social, interpersonal, financial and medical issues. As social workers, they learn to assess clients’ needs and determine what programs or advice will help them live full, happy lives.
The program aims at acquainting students with social sciences and humanities principles, as well as the basic skills of interpersonal and inter-group communication. Students learn to understand and to critically analyze current and past social policies, with a focus on their social and economic dynamics.
The program prepares students for graduate studies, or for careers in social work, based on the local and regional market demand. Some graduates tend to pursue careers in elementary and secondary schools, hospitals, nursing homes, substance-abuse centers, mental-health facilities, private and government agencies. Most commonly, graduates become social workers or social and human services assistants. The duties of a social worker or social services assistant may include planning group therapy, assisting clients with applying for social programs, such as welfare, and maintaining accurate client records.
- This program does not prepare students for the practice of Social Work in New York State
- If a graduate of this program seeks to enter a master’s level social work program, all decisions regarding advanced standing are made at the discretion of the institution offering the Masters in social work program
Students majoring in Social Work must complete 92 credits.
Major Core Requirements (42 credits)
|SWO201||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SWO203||Citizenship and Leadership||3|
|SWO210||Introduction to Community Development||3|
|SWO301||Sociological Perspectives in Social Work||3|
|SWO302||Psychological Perspectives in Social Work||3|
|SWO313||Family and Child Welfare||3|
|SWO320||Social Work Practice Methods I||3|
|SWO322*||Field Work Experience I||3|
|SWO350||Social & Welfare Policies||3|
|SWO411||Sustainable Community Development: Theories & Practice||3|
|SWO420||Social Work Practice Methods II||3|
|SWO422*||Field Work Experience II||3|
|SWO499||Social Work Capstone Project||3|
*The field work components of the program must be completed in Lebanon
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Students can choose any three courses or three courses from a specific emphasis.
|SOC201||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC311||Social Problems, Stratification and Marginalization||3|
|SOC321||Sociology in the Arab World||3|
|WOS313||Women in the Arab World||3|
|PSY201||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY203||Psychology of Youth||3|
Political Science/Legal Studies
|POL201||Introduction to Political Science||3|
|POL231||Introduction to Human Rights||3|
|POL252||Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution||3|
|LEG201||Introduction to Legal Studies||3|
|MGT201||Introduction to Management||3|
|MGT441||Human Resources Management||3|
Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements (34 credits)
See the Liberal Arts Curriculum page for details.
Free electives (7 credits)
This program requires 92 credits, which can be completed in three years by those entering as sophomores.
This program is offered in Beirut.
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