Social Work, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Public Health and Social Work

Campus:Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program prepares students to provide services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, including case management, assessments, treatment planning, and goal setting. Students learn the foundation social work skills and theories that assist clients in their daily lives. The Program emphasizes the ability to work with diverse clients in a variety of settings and examines how individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities impact one another. Students develop critical thinking skills and become familiar with research-based practice as well as social justice issues. Students may complete the BSSW on a full-time or part-time basis. The BSSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for Freshmen. Click here for the details.

2. Student entering FIU as Transfer students with less than 60 earned, approved credits

Admissions criteria are as follows:

• General FIU criteria for Transfer students with less than 60 earned, approved credits. Click here for the details.

• Additional requirements specific to the School of Social Work:

- For admission with fewer than 30 credits, the School of Social Work also requires students to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in your college-level courses.

- For admission with less than 45 credits, the School of Social Work also requires students to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in your college-level courses and a “C” or higher in any prerequisite taken (see below for list).

- For admission with 45-59 credits, the School of Social Work also requires students to meet the criteria listed below under # 3.

3. Students transferring to FIU with 60 or more earned, approved credits

Transfer students entering FIU with 60 or more transfer credits In addition to the general FIU Transfer Admissions criteria for students with 60 credits or more, the following criteria must be met:

For admission with 60 or more credits, the School of Social Work requires students to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in your college-level courses and have completed one course in each of the following with a “C” or higher:

o Statistics - STA 2023 or STA 2122 or other Statistics course.

o Biology with Human Content - BSC 1010 or BSC 2023 or other Biology course with human content.

o Psychology - PSY 2020 or DEP 2000 or other Psychology course.

o American Government - POS 2042 or POS 2041.

o Economics - ECO 2013 or ECO 2023

o Sociology - SYG 2000 or SYG 2010 or other Sociology course.

If you meet the FIU Admissions criteria for Transfer Students with 60 credits or more, but do not meet the above criteria, you will be admitted to FIU and housed and advised in Undergraduate Education's Exploratory Global and Social Sciences Track.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

• Social and Community Service Managers

• Counseling Psychologists

• Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

• Mental Health Counselors

• Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

• Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

• Social and Human Service Assistants

• Directors, Religious Activities and Education

• Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

• Recreational Therapists

Wages & Employment Trends for Child, Family, and School Social Workers:

Florida Median income $37,800
Florida rate of growth +18%
National Median wages $42,120
National Projected growth +15%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1021.00

Contact Information

Sheila Jenkins-Boone, MSW
Academic Advisor I
Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
11200 SW 8th Street
Academic Health Center Five (AHC-5); Office 563 Miami, FL 33199
O: (305) 348-4415
sjenkins@fiu.edu