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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, B.S.W.

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The vision for the University of Maine Presque Isle Bachelor of Social Work Program is to prepare students for entry-level professional generalist practice in social work. To accomplish this, global consciousness will be emphasized as the means to understand and practice social work ethics, values, and skills. The program is committed to promoting the well-being, growth and empowerment of all individuals, families, groups, communities and organizational systems. Overall, the social work programs strives to 1) educate individuals to enter social work practice across all systems, 2) develop global critical thinking and self awareness, 3) provide educational opportunities to analyze formulate and research social policy, and 4) prepare individuals to effect positive change through practice in rural and global communities.

The Social Work major is a four-year generalist course of study that builds on and is integrated with a liberal arts base that includes knowledge in the humanities, social, behavioral, and biological sciences. The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

Mission and Outcomes

By developing in the following proficiency areas, social work graduates are able to effect positive social change by selecting and utilizing appropriate social work practices within wide varieties of client systems.

  1. Graduates can plan and work with client systems of all sizes using generalist social work methodology
  2. Graduates can utilize global critical thinking and self-awareness
  3. Graduates can analyze, formulate and research social policy
  4. Graduates can effect change through practice in rural and global communities.


Application to the Bachelor of Social Work program takes place separately from admission to the University and requires that the applicant have completed forty-five credit hours and have a 2.50 grade point average at the time of application. In addition to the prescribed core and major requirements, all Bachelor of Social Work candidates must complete the University’s General Education Curriculum as well.

Select general electives to bring total earned hours to 120

Total credits required for the degree: 120

  • Minimum cumulative GPA required for graduation: 2.50.
  • Cumulative GPA required in the majorand concentration: 2.50.
  • Students must earn a C or greater in all SWK courses required for the degree.

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