In collaboration with the Whitworth College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Continuing Studies offers a B.A. in Social Services. This interdisciplinary degree builds on the strength of a liberal arts core curriculum, providing the adult student with a balanced and coherent study of the arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences. Whitworth is dedicated to providing an academically excellent liberal arts education that will equip each student with the skills necessary to respond creatively to the personal and professional challenges of life.
Learning outcomes of this major prepare the student to...
- understand and assess critically the historical and theoretical basis of social services in the context of current practice.
- demonstrate self-knowledge in the context of the helping professions.
- apply general theories and practices of group communication.
- understand ethical and legal issues specific to social-service engagement.
- articulate the intersection between administration and social-service practice.
Requirements for Social Services, B.A. (36)
|SO 315||Funding and Grant Writing||3|
|EC 345||Economics of Social Issues||3|
|PO 320||American Political Process||3|
|PO 371||Introduction to Public Administration||3|
|SO 311W||Families and Society||3|
|SO 368||The Helping Process in Social Services||3|
|SO 425||Making Change: Social Intervention Strategies||3|
|SP 351||Group Dynamics||3|
|Twelve approved credits in related areas||12|