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Accelerated Bachelor of Professional Studies, major in Human Services (BPS) and Master in Social Work (MSW)


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Dominican University’s Accelerated Bachelor in Professional Studies, major in Human Services & Master in Social Work program is for students who want to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities. Graduates would be qualified as masters-level social workers. Certain MSW courses count toward the BPS and MSW degrees, which reduces overall completion time. The College of Applied Social Sciences Continuing Studies program and School of Social Work jointly sponsor this degree program.

Requirements for Admission to Accelerated Degree Program:

  • Acceptance into the BPS program.
  • Completion of at least 60-69 credits (including transfer credits) at the time of application and taking MSW courses. Note: In addition to the 30 MSW credits indicated below, accelerated BPS/MSW students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours toward their BPS at Dominican University.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.25.
    • If a student has completed 30 credits at Dominican, only the Dominican GPA will be used to determine eligibility under this criterion.
    • If a student has completed fewer than 30 credits at Dominican, the student’s cumulative GPA from all institutions attended will be used to determine eligibility under this criterion.
    • Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA after admission to the program.
  • Acceptance into the Accelerated degree program does not guarantee admission into the MSW degree program.

Accelerated degree program requirements:

Bachelor of Professional Studies, Human Services major

 

Master of Social Work

 

Proficiency requirements (9 hours)

 

 

 

EN 102 Composition II (3)

3

 

 

MT 150 Contemporary Math or higher (3)

3

 

 

Religion/theology course (3)

3

 

 

 

9

 

 

General education requirements (18 hours)

 

 

 

Humanities courses (6)

6

 

 

Social Sciences courses (6)

6

 

 

Natural Sciences courses (6)

6

 

 

 

18

 

 

Major requirements (45 hours)

 

 

 

SPCS 200 Adult Learning Seminar (3)

3

 

 

HS 300 Social Science Research (3)

3

SWK 512 Social Work Research Methods (3)- can be taken in place of HS 300/with approval HS 300 counts for SWK 512

3

HS 301 Writing in the Social Sciences (3)

3

 

 

HS 302 Statistics for Social Scientists (3)

3

MSW Statistics Prerequisite has been dropped, course is advisable for UG

 

HS 303 Human Services Administration (3)

3

 

 

HS 304 Social Policy (3)

 

SWK 514 History of Social Work & Social Welfare (3) - is taken in place of HS 304

3

HS 305 Behavioral Theory (3)

 

SWK 513 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3)-is taken in place of HS 305

3

HS 400 Professional Ethics (3)

 

 

 

Human Services electives (21 hours)

21

Any SWK courses can be applied toward this requirement; a maximum of 30 SWK credits can be applied to BHS

9

 

General electives - Completes 27 from HS & 21 (7 courses) from MSW count toward total general electives

48

Any SWK courses can be applied toward this requirement; a maximum of 30 SWK credits can be applied to BHS

 

 

 

SWK 510 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (3)

3

 

 

SWK 511 Field Practicum I (3)

3

 

 

SWK 550 Social Work Practice with Groups (3)

3

 

 

SWK 551 Field Practicum II (3)

3

 

 

SWK 553 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3)

3

 

 

SWK  SWK 524 SOCIAL WORK AS LEADERSHIP FOR A GLOBAL SOCIETY (3)

3

 

 

Social Work Elective (With permission, an elective from HS could count for this MSW Elective)

3

Total elective credits in HS

27

Counts toward HS General Electives

21

BA in HS total credits

120

Completes Foundation Year MSW

30

Completes BPS, Human Services major

 

 

SWK 610 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families: Models in a Global Context (3)

3

 

 

SWK 611 Field Practicum III (3)

3

 

 

SWK 612 Practice Evaluation (3)

3

 

 

Advanced diversity course (3)-SWK  620, 622, 623, 624 or 625

3

 

 

SWK 655 Community Practice (3)

3

 

 

SWK 651 Field Practicum IV (3)

3

 

 

SWK 614 Family Centered Policy in a Global Context (3)

3

 

 

SWK 640 Mental Health: History, Theories, and Treatment (3)

3

 

 

Track courses (6)

6

 

 

Completes Concentration year

30

Total Credit for BPS & MSW

180

Total Credits for MSW

60

Students in this program will be able to count 30 MSW credit hours toward both their BPS and MSW. The credit hour benefit is in the completion of their bachelor’s degree as they will complete all 60 credit hours required for the MSW. The cost benefit is that the 30 credit hours required to complete the foundation level of the MSW are included at their BPS tuition rate. 

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