Social Work (California State University - Long Beach)
The social work department at California State University, Long Beach grants a Bachelor of Arts in social work. The program is tailored to students interested in going into public positions, mental health, and nonprofit work. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and also prepares students who want to pursue an MSW for graduate study.
The 120-credit program offers both daytime and evening enrollment options, both of which can be completed within four years if students follow the prescribed degree plan. Required lower division courses include Introduction to Social Welfare, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, and Social Policy Analysis. Upper division courses include Law, Court Decisions, and Policy Practice, Research Methods in Social Work, and Formulating Social Policy.
In addition to coursework, students are expected to enroll in a practicum during their junior and senior years in order to gain experience in their chosen field. This fieldwork fosters both the educational and agency-focused aspects of the social work program.
Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to...Read more About this school