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Social Work

  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Dr. Terry Peak
  M 239D, ext. 74080
  Email: terry.peak@usu.edu

 

Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30 and will have declared a major in the department.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Social Work is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 9 or more credits of upper-division coursework must be taken in the department
  • 3 credits must be taken under Senior Thesis/Project (HONR 4900)
  • The Honors thesis will be completed as part of the requirements for SW 5350, Social Work Policy.
  • 3 upper-division credits may be taken in an upper-division course outside the department, with approval of the Departmental Honors Advisor.

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 in upper-division coursework taken in the department and in Honors coursework will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

Suggested Honors Course in the Department:

  • SW 3350 (3) Child Welfare
  • SW 3360 (3) Adolescents: Theories, problems, issues
  • SW 3450 (3) School Social Work
  • SW 3550 (3) Social Gerontology
  • SW 3650 (3) Mental Health
  • SW 3750 (3) Medical Social Services
  • SW 3850 (3) Spirituality and Social Work
  • SW 4100 (3) Social Work Research
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