Department of Social Work and Communication Disorders

The Bachelor of Social Work Degree

The principal educational objective of the program leading to a Bachelor of Social Work degree is preparation of students for generalist social work practice. This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and qualifies graduates to sit for the licensing examination for Social Workers under Texas law. No academic credit is awarded for life experiences in this degree program. 

Requirements for admission, retention, and successful completion of the program are described in the Social Work Program Student Handbook and include a 2.5 overall GPA.

The Bachelor of Social Work Degree

Field of Study Courses
MATH 1342 [shared] Elementary Statistical Methods
SOCI 1306Social Problems3
SOCW 2361Introduction to Social Work3
SOCW 2362Social Welfare in America3
Other Required Courses
General Education Requirements42
Social and Behavioral Science - Choose one of the following: [shared]
Introductory Agricultural Economics
Introduction To Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
The Geography of Texas
Introduction to Logic
Ethics in the Professions
General Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Race and Ethnic Relations
Introduction to Archeology
Cultural Anthropology
SOCW 3300Methods and Skills of Interviewing3
SOCW 3303Social Work with Diverse Populations3
SOCW 3306 [WI] Social Welfare Policy3
SOCW 3314 [WI] Methods of Social Work Research3
SOCW 3315Statistical Methods & Analysis3
SOCW 3316Practice I3
SOCW 3320Service Learning3
SOCW 3329Human Behavior and Social Environment I3
SOCW 3339Human Behavior and Social Environment II3
SOCW 4312Practice II3
Foreign Language6
Electives from SOCI, SOCW, CRIJ, PBHL, PSYC6
Electives9
Total Hours102
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
General Social Work
Advanced SOCW Electives6
SOCW 4622Field Placement I6
SOCW 4623Field Placement II6
Total Hours18
Child Welfare
SOCW 3377Alcohol and Drug Abuse3
SOCW 4311Child Welfare3
SOCW 4632Child Welfare Practicum12
Total Hours18

The Minor in Social Work

The minor in social work will provide students with an introduction to the helping profession of social work, social welfare, and its guiding ethics and values.  It can complement a major in almost any field of study, especially for students who are seeking to address complex social issues and enhance their knowledge of helping others by working in an array of practice arenas with diverse populations.  Students majoring in other social and behavioral sciences may find it beneficial to applying to their career aspirations.  The social work minor offers active, engaged learning that is applied to real world experiences.

Minor in Social Work

Required Courses
Advanced SOCW Electives12
SOCW 2361Introduction to Social Work3
SOCW 2362Social Welfare in America3
Total Hours18

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders 

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed for students who want to work with children and/or adults in school settings, private clinics, and medical settings. This program will equip students with the knowledge and clinical skills to obtain a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant license in the state of Texas as well as pursue a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Upon completion of this program, the students will have the ability to:

  • recognize common speech, language and hearing disorders in both children and adults based on their understanding of lifespan human development, cognitive science, acoustics, and language science;
  • use critical thinking skills to communicate various concepts, interpretations and theories related to communication sciences and disorders both orally and in written form;
  • provide speech and language therapy to children and adults with communication disorders under the supervision of a fully licensed speech-language pathologist.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Required Courses
General Education Requirements42
ENGL 1301 [shared] [WI] Composition I
ENGL 1302 [shared] [WI] Composition II
CSDO 2301Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language3
CSDO 2300Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders3
SOCW 3303Social Work with Diverse Populations3
CSDO 3300Phonetics3
PSYC 2314Life Span Growth & Development3
CSDO 3303Introduction to Audiology3
CSDO 4301Aural Habilitation3
CSDO 3304Speech Sound Disorders and Intervention3
CSDO 3305Service Delivery in Communication Disorders3
CSDO 4300Language Disorders and Interventions3
CSDO 4303Neuroscience & Language3
CSDO 4302 [WI] Diagnostics in Speech/Language Pathology3
CSDO 4306Communication Disorders in Adults3
CSDO 3307Language Development3
CSDO 4308 [WI] Disorders of Language and Literacy3
CSDO 4304Speech & Hearing Science3
CSDO 4397Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
Choose one of the following [shared]:
Biology for Science Majors
Anatomy and Physiology I
Choose one of the following [shared]:
Fundamentals of Chemistry
College Chemistry I (Lecture)
and College Chemistry I (Laboratory)
College Physics I
Choose one of the following [shared]:
Introductory Sociology
General Psychology
CSDO 4307Introduction to Voice & Fluency Disorders3
Choose four of the following upper level electives:12
The Human Lifespan
Social Work Values and Ethics
Child Welfare
Psycholinguistics
Child Psychopathology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychological Test and Measurement
Behavior Analysis and Behavior Management
Child Psychopathology
Behavior Management for Exceptional Learners
Teaching Learners with Developmental Disabilities
Culturally Responsive Teaching for Middle and Secondary Educators
Early Intervention Services
Play Theory and Research
Environments in Early Childhood
CSDO 4398 [WI] Research Fundamentals in Communication Sciences3
Electives 15-6
Choose two of the following [shared]:
Precalculus Math
College Algebra
Choose one of the following:3
Elementary Statistical Methods
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Total Hours120
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If a student takes MATH 2412, student will need 5 credits of general electives. If a student takes MATH 1314, student will need 6 credits of general electives.

Academic Advising Guides

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Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses

CSDO 2300. Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of speech, hearing, and language development and its disorders; descriptions of communicative disorders and their etiologies for the speech-language pathologist, audiologist, health professional, and classroom teacher.

CSDO 2301. Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of the structure and function underlying the speech, language, and hearing mechanism. Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 OR BIOL 2401.

CSDO 3300. Phonetics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Training in the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice in the transcription of normal and disordered speech.

CSDO 3303. Introduction to Audiology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Provides an introduction to audiology, terms and concepts related to audiology, hearing loss types, causes, assessment and treatment procedures across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Pre-req CSDO 2301.

CSDO 3304. Speech Sound Disorders and Intervention. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the nature, causes, and characteristics of articulation and phonological disorders, including their assessment and treatment. Prerequisite: CSDO 3300.

CSDO 3305. Service Delivery in Communication Disorders. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course provides a foundation in clinical management and the delivery of services to prepare CSDO students to work in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be placed on the techniques of goal setting and writing associated objectives, report writing, evaluation of services, ethics, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The course provides the 25 hours of required guided observation. Prerequisite: CSDO 3304, CSDO 4300.

CSDO 3307. Language Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Nature of language, language learning theories, and milestones of speech and language development across the lifespan; Nature of oral and written language, the relationship of language to academic learning.

CSDO 4086. Problems in Communications Disorders. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Independent reading and research on various communications disorders-related topics. Entry into the course will be arranged by the faculty member with permission from the Communications Disorders Program Director and/or the Department Head. Variable credit from 1 - 6 hours. Prerequisite: CSDO 2300.

CSDO 4090. Special Topics. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Intensive studies on current trends and issues related to professional practice in the field of communication sciences and disorders. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. 1 - 6 credit hours, dependent upon topic. Prerequisite: CSDO 2300.

CSDO 4300. Language Disorders and Interventions. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Etiology, diagnosis, and therapy strategies for language disorders across the lifespan with an emphasis on evidence-based practice for preschool and school-aged children. Prerequisite: CSDO 3307.

CSDO 4301. Aural Habilitation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Effects of hearing differences on communication, current hearing technologies, development of auditory-based skills in individuals who are deaf/hard-of-hearing, and related clinic and classroom-based support strategies. Prerequisite: CSDO 3303.

CSDO 4302. Diagnostics in Speech/Language Pathology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The diagnostic process in communication disorders. Knowledge of test protocols and assessment methods in language, articulation, voice, and fluency disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 2317 or MATH 1342.

CSDO 4303. Neuroscience & Language. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces the neurology of speech and language mechanisms in children and adults. Emphasis is on the neuronal bases of speech and langues, with focus on clinical syndromes of speech motor systems and central language mechanisms. Prerequisite: CSDO 2301.

CSDO 4304. Speech & Hearing Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Physical properties of sound, sound measurement, basic auditory function, acoustic and physiological phonetics and the perception of speech. Prerequisite: CSDO 2301.

CSDO 4305. Communication Disorders in Special Populations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on an examination of disordered communication processes in special populations such as autism, varied syndromes, severe communication disorders, and augmentative communication. Signs and symptoms, etiology, clinical course and vocational-social impact of these disorders. Additionally, the course explores the principles of assessment and intervention.

CSDO 4306. Communication Disorders in Adults. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on an examination of disordered communicative processes in adults. Signs and symptoms, etiology, clinical course, and vocational-social impact of these disorders. Also explored are principles of assessment and intervention. Prerequisite: CSDO 4303.

CSDO 4307. Introduction to Voice & Fluency Disorders. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on developing an understanding and a foundation of knowledge about voice and fluency disorders, including the processes involved in speech production. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring knowledge about perceptual, acoustic, aerodynamic, and biomechanical perspectives on normal and disordered speech to inform assessment and treatment. Prerequisite: CSDO 4304.

CSDO 4308. Disorders of Language and Literacy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers an in-depth study of impairments of oral language, reading, and written expression focusing on school-aged children and adolescents. The course explores typical development, models of impairment, assessment, and treatment. Prerequisite: CSDO 3307.

CSDO 4397. Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will provide supervised field/clinical placement/s in speech-language pathology to familiarize students with the principles of assessment and intervention. Prerequisite: CSDO 3305.

CSDO 4398. Research Fundamentals in Communication Sciences. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Foundations of basic and applied research with an emphasis on methodology and evaluation of research in the field as well as evidence and ethical practice. Prerequisite: PSYC 2317 or MATH 1342.

Social Work Courses

SOCW 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Social Work. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, and in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. Also included will be the development of skills in the learning process from a Department of Social Work perspective.

SOCW 2361. Introduction to Social Work. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This introductory course focuses on the profession of social work: historical development, values, ethics, and various aspects of practice with an emphasis on the generalist perspective and populations at risk.

SOCW 2362. Social Welfare in America. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers a historical and contemporary examination of legislation and resulting programs, policies, and services in the context of the social welfare system in the United States. Special attention is given to the political, economic, environmental, and social conditions that prompted the development of legislation to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Societal responses to legislation are also considered.

SOCW 3300. Methods and Skills of Interviewing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This pre-professional course will introduce students to the generalist practice skills. Beginning social work skills introduced include the principles of conducting the helping interview, initial client contact, attending, and listening, empathetic responses, exploration and elaboration, questioning, gaining cooperation, self-disclosure, and termination issues. Issues of problem solving with diverse populations and persons from different cultural backgrounds as well as ethical issues of helping relationships are explored. Prerequisites: Social Work majors must complete or concurrently enroll in SOCW 2361 with a grade of "C" or higher, and SOCW 2362 with a grade of "C" or higher.

SOCW 3303. Social Work with Diverse Populations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will familiarize the student with their cultural roots as well as cultural roots of other ethnic groups that make up American society, tracing the process of acculturation that characterizes their American experience.

SOCW 3306. Social Welfare Policy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course helps students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively advocate for policy changes that promote social justice and to analyze policy to determine its effect on client populations and agency programs and services. Prerequisite: Completion of SOCW 2362 with a C or higher.

SOCW 3310. Social Work with Aging Populations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will use a competency-based approach to preparing students to engage in social work practice with aging populations. The focus will be on the four domains of geriatric competencies adopted by the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative. The four domains are: 1) values, ethics, and theoretical perspectives; 2) assessment; 3) intervention; 4) aging services, programs, and policies. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

SOCW 3311. Social Issues. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Uses major theoretical perspectives from sociology to explore causes and consequences of contemporary social issues in American society such as alienation, family stresses, poverty, unemployment and technological change.

SOCW 3314. Methods of Social Work Research. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Principles of the scientific method for building knowledge of and evaluating practice. Topics include: ethical and cultural issues in research; research design and methodology; quantitative and qualitative research strategies; evaluation of practice; critical evaluation of published research; and completion and reporting of research projects. All students must successfully complete ALE requirements to pass the course. The ALE assignment is a major percentage of the student’s overall grade. Prerequisite: Completion of SOCW 3320 with a grade of C or higher.

SOCW 3315. Statistical Methods & Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces quantitative and qualitative research methods, the research process, and the role of research in social work. Students are introduced to the concepts and skills underlying a systematic approach to social work research, including but not limited to, the roles of concepts and theory, hypothesis formulation, operationalization, research design, data collection, data processing, statistical analysis, computer skills, and research report writing. All students must successfully complete ALE requirements to pass the course. The ALE assignment is a major percentage of the student’s overall grade. Upon successful completion of the ALE requirements and the course requirements, students will receive 1 ALE in the category of Research. Prerequisites: Must have completed SOCW 3320 and SOCW 3314 with a C or higher.

SOCW 3316. Practice I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focus is on theories and methodologies needed for generalist social work practice with individuals and small groups. Critical evaluation of the value base of the social work profession and basic practice concepts for understanding a variety of intevention models in diverse settings will be explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the Social Work Program and completion of SOCW 3300 with a grade of “C” or higher, and concurrent enrollment or completion of SOCW 3329 with a grade of "C" or higher.

SOCW 3320. Service Learning. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students identify and respond to a community/neighborhood challenge through volunteer, service learning work with a non-profit community agency and/or under direct supervision of the instructor. Projects may be based in the student’s home neighborhood or community. Students engage in supervised service activities and have the opportunity to reflect on the responses to the identified challenges. This course is an ALE course. All students must pass the ALE portion of the course to pass the course. Upon successful completion of the ALE requirements and the course requirements, students will receive 1 ALE in the category of Service Learning. Prerequisites: Completion of SOCW 2361 with a C or above and/or completion of or concurrent enrollment in SOCW 2362.

SOCW 3329. Human Behavior and Social Environment I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Using an ecological/systems, developmental, and strengths framework, this course provides an integrated look at the bio-psycho-social spiritual factors influencing human development focusing on human functioning from conception through middle childhood. Students will be exposed to theories and knowledge for practice across all system levels (individual, family, group, community, and society) of generalist practice. Cultural factors affecting human functioning, as well as implications for social work practice are explored. Prerequisites: Completion of SOCW 2361 with a grade of “C” or higher, SOCW 2362 with a grade of “C” or higher, completion of or concurrent enrollment in SOCW 3300 with a grade of “C” or higher, and SOCI 1306.

SOCW 3339. Human Behavior and Social Environment II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is a continuation of Human Behavior and the Social Environment I with an emphasis on theories and knowledge about human functioning from middle childhood through the end of life. Additionally, this course provides an integrated look at the bio-psycho-social-spiritual factors influencing human development using an ecological/systems, developmental, and strengths framework. Students will be exposed to theories and knowledge for practice across all system levels (individual, family, group, community, and society) of generalist practice. Values and ethical issues are included. Prerequisite: Completion of SOCW 3329 with a C or higher.

SOCW 3377. Alcohol and Drug Abuse. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focus on psychoactive substances of use and abuse including: alcohol, legal/illegal drugs, and their impact on individuals, families, and society. Models of addiction, society's attitudes, and services for persons and families are explored.

SOCW 4059. International Social Work. 3-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Provides students with an understanding of social work practice and social welfare policies from an international perspective. The implications of globalization and its impact on social welfare policies and social work practice will be examined. Strategies for inter-cultural social work practice and methods of combating discrimination also will be examined. Students may have the opportunity to travel outside the U.S. in order to become familiar with social welfare policies and programs from an international perspective.

SOCW 4085. Social Work Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Intensive studies of current trends and issues related to professional social work practice, social service delivery, and populations at risk. May repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of the Social Work Program Director.

SOCW 4086. Problems in Social Work. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

Independent reading and research on various social work-related topics. Entry into the course will be arranged by the faculty member with approval from the Department Head if needed.

SOCW 4090. Special Topics. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Intensive studies of current trends and issues related to professional social work practice, social service delivery, and populations at risk. May repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Junior Classification.

SOCW 4311. Child Welfare. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the practice of social work in a child welfare context. This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of social work practice settings in child welfare. Past and present child welfare policies and programs will be examined. This course is a required course for students pursuing the Child Welfare concentration.

SOCW 4312. Practice II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focus is on integrating theoretical concepts and frameworks with the practice of social change at community, society, and global levels. Models of community organization--community development, social action, and social planning will be emphasized including methods of resource delivery and redistribution and student will apply to final macro project. Prerequisites: Student must be admitted to the Social Work Program and must have completed SOCW 3315 with a grade of C or higher and SOCW 3316 with a grade of C or higher.

SOCW 4313. Human Rights. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Using the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights as a foundation, this course examines human rights and human rights violations using a global perspective.

SOCW 4315. Social Work Values and Ethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The focus of this course is to encourage and assist students in the development of an ethical framework for social work practice. This framework requires students to develop a better understanding of and the ability to manage the ethical issues and dilemmas they will encounter in social work practice. The course integrates concepts related to social values and ethics, diversity, promotion of social and economic justice, and empowerment of human beings. Additionally, the course allows students to apply the NASW Code of Ethics and the Code of Ethics of the Texas State Conduct of Social Work Examiners to multi-faceted ethical dilemmas.

SOCW 4318. Adoptions & Custody. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The focus of this course is on understanding the family court processes of adoption and child custody and the social worker/ mental health professional’s role in these processes. Students will obtain the assessment and writing skills to complete reports for family court.

SOCW 4321. Death and Dying. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The ramifications of death, including the experiences and rights of the dying and the significance to those who mourn. Using major sociology theories, focuses on the meaning to society of the reality and symbolism of death. Credit for both SOCW 4321 and SOCI 4321 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301.

SOCW 4324. Trauma & DeBriefing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines a practical approach to understanding trauma and provides empowering interventions to apply to practice with childhood and adult survivors of physical, sexual and other forms of abuse and trauma.

SOCW 4342. Disaster & Response. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The purpose of this class is to prepare social workers, and other helping professionals to understand the emergency management systems and to respond with a defined skill set that offers emotional support for persons during disaster incidents. It will also train participants in how to partner with public health, emergency management, hospitals, police, fire, and EMS agencies. Students will be trained to integrate with response partners during major disaster emergencies such as mass causality/fatality incidents, natural disasters, and the outbreaks of epidemic and pandemic diseases, where there was a need for psychosocial support.

SOCW 4352. Women's Issues. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Examines the role of women from a global perspective. Focuses on specific issues that affect the everyday lives of women. Special attention is given to the differential and unequal treatment of women based on age, race, social class, and cultural differences.

SOCW 4355. Grief, Loss & Bereavement. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is an introduction to concepts surrounding the nature of loss, suffering, grief, and issues of death and dying. Historical, current, cultural, spiritual, and religious perspectives will be examined with attention to ethical and moral issues. Theoretical foundations will be explored as related to death and dying, as well as other types of loss to include divorce, adoption, foster care, palliative care, transitions and symbolic loss and how it impacts children and families.

SOCW 4622. Field Placement I. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 16 Hours).

This course is designed to provide application and integration of academic learning and development of skills within a field setting. Agency placement is arranged by the Director of Field. A seminar is scheduled along with agency placement. Students are expected to be at the agency approximately 16 hours a week for the duration of the semester. Students must complete 225 hours of placement. Prerequisites: Must be a senior and permission of Field Director.

SOCW 4623. Field Placement II. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 16 Hours).

This course requires the application and integration of academic learning and development of skills within a field setting. Placement is arranged with social work field faculty. A seminar is scheduled along with agency placement. A total of 450 hours (225 each semester) is required in the field agency. Prerequisite: Completion of SOCW 4622 with a grade of "C" or higher.

SOCW 4632. Child Welfare Practicum. 12 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 27 Hours).

A practicum limited to students in the Title IV-E Child Welfare Program. Provides students with an opportunity to integrate theory and develop practice skills in a child welfare setting. Requires a minimum of 450 hours be completed in a professionally supervised State of Texas Child Protective Services setting. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Title IV-E Child Welfare Program, completion of all required social work courses.

Dr. Ebony Hall Lang, BSW Program Director
Engineering Technology (ET) 100E
Box T-0655
Stephenville, TX 76402
254-968-9032
elang@tarleton.edu
http://www.tarleton.edu/socialwork/

Dr. Lauren Pierson, Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders
FWBI- 337
Fort Worth Tx 76036
682-703-7113
lpierson@tarleton.edu

Associate professors

  • Jones, Nathalie Dr.
  • Hall Lang, Ebony Dr.
  • Randle, Edward Dr.

Assistant professor

  • Keyes, Latocia Dr.

Lecturers

  • Lovato, Ted Mr.
  • MacGregor, Mary Jo Ms.
  • Oliver, Natalee Dr.

Clinical assistant professor

  • Marek, Lindsey Dr.