School of Health Sciences Social Work

Undergraduate Program (BSSW)

Program & Curriculum
  • Our program is designed to produce versatile, multi-talented social workers, who can address needs and emerging issues within contexts ranging from individual services to policy innovation, from community organizing to resource development
  • The curriculum demonstrate the Program's commitment to evidence-based practice knowledge, values and skills. Such aspects include: 12 credits and 420 clock hours of Field education
  • A focus on social work values and ethics and practice with diverse populations is infused throughout the curriculum
  • Please view the USD Undergraduate Catalog for more detailed information
  • Our program completed the accreditation program evaluation in 2011-2012 and has received our Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Report from the Council on Social Work Education.

Students wishing to become social work majors should contact the department for advising early in the spring semester of their sophomore year prior to earning 48 total semester hours. 

Outstanding Faculty

Deb Norris, SHS Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence Deb Norris, Assoc. Prof., has won the SHS's Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. The award was established to recognize faculty who inspire, stimulate & challenge students & colleagues through contributions to health sciences education.