Social Work, B.A.

Department

 

Social Work Education Department

Dr. Virginia Rondero Hernandez, MSW, Ph.D. Department Chair
Professional and Human Services 128
559.278.3992
FAX: 559.278.7191
http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialwork

Degrees and Programs Offered

BA in Social Work, B.A.
MSW in Social Work, M.S.W.
PREB in Pre-Social Work

The profession of social work is dedi-cated to meeting the diverse social service needs of special populations of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. As a practice-oriented profession, social work deals with social concerns that range from societal oppression to people's emotional/behavioral problems. The social work practitioner helps at-risk populations which typically include people of color; women; people who are recent refugees; those who are older adults, poor, and/or homeless; children and adults who are abused/neglected; people who have chronic mental illness; those who are developmentally disabled; those who have physical illnesses or disabilities; and those who abuse substances or engage in criminal activities.

In focusing on disadvantaged groups, social workers use a range of traditional and nontraditional methods to promote well-being, personal growth, and social justice. These methods include client and systems policy advocacy, brokering, and consulting, as well as indi-vidual, family, and group counseling/psychotherapy. Other methods include education, research, and professional supervision.

While the discipline of social work is deeply rooted in a rich, 100-year history of service, what social workers "do" is no longer traditionally defined. The role of the social worker is constantly expanding into innovative service fields wherever a compassionate response to human need is indicated.

The Department of Social Work Education offers two degree programs to educate beginning and advanced social work practitioners who can meet complex client needs in a broad range of public and private human service settings and who can perform in a variety of roles using a multisystems approach. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice as well as for graduate study in the human service field, including social work. The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) prepares the learner for advanced multisystems social work practice as well as for doctoral study in social work and related human service arenas. Both the B.A. and the M.S.W. programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Courses

Social Work Education

SWRK 20. Introduction to Social Work

Social, economic, political, historical, and philosophic components in development of social welfare and social work in western society.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SWRK 122T. Topics in Social Work

Topics in fields of social work practice, basic social work theories, and social work methods.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 15 units

SWRK 123. Social Welfare Policies and Programs

Prerequisite: SWRK 20 or by permission of instructor. Basic policies and major programs in contemporary social welfare; consumption, income supports, job provision, housing, health, civil rights, consumer advocacy, population control, environmental standards; principles of social security, administration of social services, roles of government and citizen participation.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SWRK 124. Social Welfare Policy Advocacy

A two-day course offered in March of the Spring semester at the state capital in Sacramento, California, providing beginning skill-building in advocacy and political action on current social welfare policy issues.

Units: 1

SWRK 125. Social Services for the Aging

(SWRK 125 same as GERON 125.) Students will be acquainted with the common bio-psycho social needs of the aging in the United States and the social services available to meet those needs. Within the context of social work values and problem-solving methods, attention will be given to issues of ethnicity, gender, and gaps in services.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SWRK 128. Child Welfare

History, development, and provision of child welfare services in the United States. Meets State of California pre-licensure requirements for child abuse assessment and reporting content.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SWRK 129. Treatment of Chemical Dependency

Intervention and treatment of the chemically dependent and of family members. Meets State of California requirements for Licensed Master Social Work through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SWRK 135. Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Prerequisite: SWRK 20 or by permission of instructor. A general systems approach focused on the interaction of biological, psychological, and cultural phenomena with individuals, small groups, complex organizations, and communities.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SWRK 136. Cultural Diversity and Oppression

Cultural, economic, ethnic, social, and psychological considerations for helping members of groups who suffer oppressed status in our heterogeneous society. G.E. Multicultural/International MI. (except for social work majors)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: M/I

SWRK 137. Principles in Cross-Cultural Competence

Prerequisite: SWRK 136. Theory of practice framework for skill-based cross-cultural competency in human services delivery; formulation of problems and interaction with diverse populations. Skills in practice and interaction with diverse clients in educational, business, and public/ private human services settings. Problem formulation and interaction skills with diverse populations. Required for Cross-Cultural Competency Certificate.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SWRK 152. Introduction to Mediation & Conflict Resolution for Human Service Professionals

To provide students a knowledge base in mediation as a method of conflict resolution and enable them in development of beginning level skills in mediating conflicts as a part of social work practice.

Units: 3

SWRK 160. Social Work Practice: Professional Identity

Prerequisite: SWRK 20 or by permission of instructor. The development of professional identity in generalist social work practice.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SWRK 161. Social Work Processes

Prerequisites: SWRK 20, SWRK 123, SWRK 135 and SWRK 160. Foundation for generalist Social Work Practice. (Formerly SWRK 130.)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SWRK 161S. Social Work Processes

Prerequisites: SWRK 20, SWRK 123, SWRK 135, and SWRK 160. Foundation for generalist social work practice. A service learning component will be integrated for further reflection and professional growth.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SWRK 170. Quantitative Research in Social Work: Theory and Application

Prerequisites: SWRK 20, SWRK 123, SWRK 135, and SWRK 160. Introduction to social work research and quantitative methods. Focuses on the scientific methods, quantitative methods, data analysis, and presentation. (Formerly SWRK 127).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SWRK 171. Qualitative Research in Social Work: Theory and Application

Prerequisite: SWRK 170. Introduction to the use of qualitative research methods. Focuses on an inductive approach to building knowledge for practice. Content includes development of research questions, study design, sampling, data collection, and data analysis. (Formerly 176)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SWRK 180. Seminar in Macro Practice

Prerequisites: SWRK 20, SWRK 123, SWRK 135, SWRK 136, SWRK 160, SWRK 161, SWRK 161S and UDWS requirement. Must be taken concurrently with SWRK 181. Analysis of intervention strategies in large groups, organizations, and the community. In conjuction with field, this class represents the macro culminating experience in the social work major. (Formerly SWRK 139 and 141.)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SWRK 181. Field Instruction A

First semester Field internship. Prerequisites: senior standing; minimum 2.0 GPA, completion of UDWS requirement, GE Foundation and Breadth, and SWRK 20, SWRK 123, SWRK 135, SWRK 136, SWRK 160, SWRK 161, SWRK 161S. Concurrent enrollment in SWRK 180. Guided social work practice experience with individuals, groups, families and organizations. Liability insurance required during internship. CR/NC grading only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 6
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SWRK 182. Field Instruction B

Second semester field internship. Prerequisites: senior standing, minimum 2.0 GPA, SWRK 181, concurrent enrollment in SWRK 183. Guided social work practice experience with individuals, groups, families and organizations. Liability insurance required. CR/NC grading only. (Formerly SWRK 181, second semester), (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 6
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SWRK 183. Seminar in Micro Practice

Prerequisite: SWRK 180 and SWRK 181. Must be taken concurrently with SWRK 182. Acquisition of micro social work practice skills integrating human behavior and social environment theories, research, and social policy in interventions with individuals, families and small groups. With field, seminar represents the culminating experience in micro practice in the social work major. (Formerly SWRK 140.)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SWRK 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SWRK 200. Social Welfare Policy I

Philosophical and historical foundations of the profession of social work and the domain of social welfare. Includes review of major federally sponsored social policies and programs in the United States and the relationship between social problems, and programmatic professional responses.

Units: 3

SWRK 203. Social Welfare Policy II

Prerequisite: SWRK 200. Concurrent Enrollment in SWRK 272T, is recommend. Analysis of social welfare policies, including social, economic, cultural, political, legislative, administrative and legal dimensions. Comparison of various policy analysis frameworks. The role of social workers in the policy-making process.

Units: 3

SWRK 204. Social Work Policy Advocacy I

A two-day course offered in March of the Spring semester in the state capital of Sacramento, California, providing advanced skill-building in advocacy and political action on current social welfare policy issues. It is suggested, but not requierd, that students be currently enrolled in SWRK 203, Social Welfare Policy II.

Units: 1

SWRK 212. Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multisystems Approach

Provides knowledge of the theories that attempt to bring understanidng to the behavior of people as individuals, members of families, groups, organizations and communities.

Units: 3

SWRK 213. Human Behavior and Social Environment: Cultural Diversity and Oppression

Prerequisite: SWRK 212. Theoretical knowledge-based implications for advanced social work practice with culturally diverse and oppressed populations. (Formerly SWRK 216).

Units: 3

SWRK 220. Seminar in Foundations for Social Work Practice I

Concurrent enrollment in SWRK 280 required. Seminar about the development of social work practice with an emphasis upon intervention with individuals, families, small groups, organizations and communities.

Units: 4

SWRK 221. Seminar in Foundations for Social Work Practice II

Prerequisite: SWRK 220 and concurrent enrollment SWRK 281. Analysis and application of the theories, principles and techniques of social work practice with individuals, familes, groups, organizations, and communities.

Units: 4

SWRK 224. Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals

Prerequisites: SWRK 203, SWRK 213, SWRK 221, SWRK 261, SWRK 281 and concurrent enrollment in SWRK 282. Analysis and application of the theories, principles and techniques of social work practice with individuals from a strength-based, empowerment persepective.

Units: 3

SWRK 225. Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice with Task and Treatment Groups

Prerequisites: SWRK 200, SWRK 203, SWRK 212, SWRK 213, SWRK 220, SWRK 221, SWRK 260, SWRK 261, SWRK 280, and SWRK 281. Concurrent enrollment in SWRK 224, SWRK 246, SWRK 282, SWRK 292. Analysis and application of the theories, principles and techniques of skills used in task and treatment groups.

Units: 3

SWRK 227. Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice with Couples and Families

Prerequisites: SWRK 224, SWRK 225, SWRK 246, SWRK 282 and concurrent enrollment in SWRK 247 and SWRK 283. Analysis and application of theories, principles and techniques of social work practice with couples and families from a strength-based, empowerment perspective.

Units: 3

SWRK 246. Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice with Formal Organizations

Prerequisite: SWRK 203, SWRK 213, SWRK 221, SWRK 261, SWRK 281 and concurrent enrollment in SWRK 224, SWRK 225, and SWRK 282. Theory and practice of the administration of formal social service organizations.

Units: 2

SWRK 247. Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice with Communities

Prerequisite: SWRK 203, SWRK 213, SWRK 221, SWRK 261,SWRK 282, and concurrent enrollment in SWRK 227 or SWRK 283. Theory and practice of social work intervention with communities.

Units: 3

SWRK 260. Quantitative Social Work Research

Concurrent enrollment: SWRK 200, SWRK 212, SWRK 220, and SWRK 280. Foundation course on social work research and evaluation using quantitative methods that prepare students for the master's project/thesis: The nature of inquiry, scientific method, ethics, research designs, sampling strategies and data analysis and presentation.

Units: 3

SWRK 261. Qualitative Social Work Research

Prerequisite: SWRK 200, SWRK 212, SWRK 220, SWRK 260, SWRK 280. Concurrent enrollment: SWRK 203, SWRK 221, SWRK 281. Foundation course on social work research and evaluation using qualitative methods that prepare students for the master's project/thesis: the nature of qualitative inquiry, ethics, topic selection, reserach approaches, methods of observation and data collection, and data analysis and presentation.

Units: 3

SWRK 269. Advanced Practice Public Mental Health Services I

Knowledge and skills for advanced graduate social work practice in public mental health. Content covers values/ethics, diversity, public policies, practice interventions, services organization and delivery. Required for CalSWEC Public Mental Health Stipend students. Prerequisite: Completion of foundation year course work.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 8 units

SWRK 270. Advanced Practice Public Mental Health Services II

Advanced public mental health practice. Recovery Model, skills, and evidence-based practice. Required for CalSWEC Public Mental Health stipend students. Prerequisites: Completion of foundation year course work and SWRK 269 PMHS I, or permission of instructor.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 8 units

SWRK 271T. Seminar in Social Work Specializations

In-depth study of specific treatment modalities or methods, e.g., community or ganization, community development, crisis intervention, personality adjustment.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 9 units

SWRK 271T. Bilingual/Bicultural Advanced Social Work Practice II

The Latino Mental Health Project for Central California will offer a distinctive opportunity for graduate Social Work students (MSW) who want to provide effective cultural and linguistic prevention, intervention and treatment in mental health and substance abuse for Latino children, adolescent and transitional youth. Spanish curriculum coupled with Spanish practice will prepare students with necessary skills to apply culturally sensitive techniques to assist in providing quality mental health care to a fast growing population. This unique training project will examine cultural and systemic barriers which limit access to mental health and substance abuse services by Latinos.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

SWRK 271T. Advanced Practice in Substance Use Disorders

This course focuses on advanced assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation of substance use disorders (SUDs) of chemically dependent clients involved with social service, mental health, medical, rehabilitative, and treatment settings and their family members. Specialized content in evidence-based practices, co-occurring disorders, and integrated care and their relevance for diverse populations will be integrated into this course. The content taught meets the California Board of Behavioral Sciences pre-licensure requirements for substance abuse and dependency.

Units: 3

SWRK 273. Advanced Social Work Practice and Sexuality

Multi-systems assessment and treatment of sexual disorders from a culturally competent, empowering perspective. Current conceptualization of gender, sexual orientation, varieties of sexual expression, AIDS/HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases. Effects of global trafficking on vulnerable populations. Meets State of California pre-licensure requirements for human sexuality content.

Units: 3

SWRK 274. Advanced Social Work Practice in Schools

Addresses the specific knowledge and skills for advanced social work practice in school settings. A requirement for the Pupil Personnel Services credential in school social work and child welfare and attendance services.

Units: 3

SWRK 275. Advanced Social Work Practice in Schools II

Prerequisite: SWRK 274. Addresses specific target populations, strategies for intervention and evaluation of advanced social work practice in school settings. A requirement for the Pupil Personnel Services credential in school social work and child welfare and attendance services.

Units: 3

SWRK 276. Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment Planning for Clinical Social Work

Develop competence in clinical assessment, identify a collaborative treatment plan, and understand the part various mental, behavioral, and emotional problems play in assessment and treatment planning in clinical social work practice.

Units: 3

SWRK 277. Advanced Practice Seminar on Trauma and Abuse

Prerequisite: SWRK 220. Analysis of the effects of trauma and abuse on victims. Historical context of trauma and post-traumatic stress reactions. Effects of trauma and abuse on child and adult development and on individuals and families across cultures and nations. (Formerly SWRK 271T)

Units: 3

SWRK 278. Advanced Child Welfare Practice

Designed to assist students in development of practice skills (assessment, treatment, and intervention planning) in work with children and families involved within the child welfare system. Required for Title IV-E Child Welfare Program students. Meest State of California pre-licensure requirements for child abuse assessment and reporting content. (Formerly SWRK 271T)

Units: 3

SWRK 279. Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice with Elders

Advanced multi-systems practice course focused on assessment and intervention with older adults and their families. Recommended prerequisite: SWRK 125. Course may be used to meet requirements for gerontology certification. Meets State of California requirements for licensure and continuing education.

Units: 3

SWRK 280. Field Instructed Practice I

Prerequisite: permission of field coordinator and concurrent enrollment in SWRK 220. First of two semesters applying foundation theories and concepts in field-instructed practice with individuals, groups, families, formal organizations, and communities. Approved for RP grading. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 2-3, Repeatable up to 5 units

SWRK 281. Field Instructed Practice II

Prerequisite: SWRK 280, concurrent enrollment in SWRK 221, and permission of Field Coordinator required. Second of two semesters applying foundation theories and concepts in field instructed practice experience with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Approved for RP grading. CR/NC grading only. (Formerly SWRK 250) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 2

SWRK 282. Advanced Field Instructed Practice I

Prerequisites: SWRK 281, concurrent enrollment in SWRK 224, SWRK 225, and SWRK 246, and permission of Field Coordinator. First of two semesters applying advanced theories and concepts in field instructed practice with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Approved for RP grading. CR/NC grading only. (Formerly SWRK 251). (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 3

SWRK 283. Advanced Field Instructed Practice II

Prerequisites: SWRK 282, concurrent enrollment in SWRK 227, and SWRK 247, and permission of Field Coordinator. Second of two semesters applying advanced theories and concepts in field instructed practice with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communiities. Approved for RP grading. CR/NC grading only. (Formerly SWRK 251). (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 3

SWRK 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- [-LINK-]. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

SWRK 292. Seminar in Thesis/Project

Prerequisite: SWRK 203, SWRK 213, SWRK 221, SWRK 261 and SWRK 281. Concurrent enrollment in SWRK 224, SWRK 225, SWRK 246, and SWRK 282. Seminar for developing and implementing thesis or project research that adds to social work practice and knowledge. (Formerly SWRK 272T).

Units: 2

SWRK 298. Project

Prerequisites: SWRK 292 and Advancement to Candidacy. See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable project for the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 4 units

SWRK 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project SWRK 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

SWRK 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: SWRK 292 and Advancement to Candidacy. See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 6 units

SWRK 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis SWRK 299. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

Requirements

Pre-Social Work, BA Requirements

Major requirements (42 units)
SWRK 20, 123, 135, 136, 160, 161 (or 161S), 170, 171, 180, 181, 182, 183
Note: Students must attain a minimum grade of C in each required course in social work major Students who receive a grade of less than C in any of the above courses must meet with their Social Work Education academic adviser and develop a plan for repeating the course and continuing the major. Refer to the Undergraduate Advising Booklet for complete information on policies.
See Advising Notes.

Additional requirements (18 units)
May also count toward General Education

  • Select one: GERON 100, 103; PHIL 1, 20 (3 units)
  • Select one: GERON 134, 139; PHIL 120, 131, 150 (3 units)
  • Approved upper-division electives (see list in department office) (9 units)
    Cultural Diversity Ethnic Studies including Africana Studies and American Indian Studies; Chicano and Latin American Studies, Asian American Studies, or Women's Studies (3 units)
    Six units from two of the following areas: Anthropology, Criminology, Psychology, or Sociology (6 units)
  • Select three units from the following: SWRK 124, 125, 128, 129, 137, or 152 (3 units)

General Education requirements (51 units)

Electives and remaining degree requirements* (13-24 units)
(see Degree Requirements); may include a double major or minor

Total (120 units)

* This figure takes into consideration that, with proper selection, 15 units of additional requirements for the social work major also may be applied toward fulfilling General Education requirements (see General Education). Consult the social work department chair, program coordinator, or faculty adviser for details.

Advising Notes

  1. Foundational social work major courses must be taken in the sequence specified below:
  2. Junior year (semester 1): SWRK 123, 135, and 160
  3. Junior year (semester 2): SWRK 136, 161/161S, and 170
  4. Senior year (semester 1): SWRK 171, 180, 181
  5. Senior year (semester 2): SWRK 182, 183, and SWRK elective
  6. Approved course listings are available in the department office and on the Web. Consult your faculty adviser for assistance in selecting a pattern of courses to fit your particular interests and goals.
  7. CR/NC grading is not permitted in the social work major with the exception of SWRK 181 and 182.
  8. General Education, additional requirements, and elective units may be used toward a double major or minor (see Double Major or departmental minor). Consult the appropriate department chair, program coordinator, or faculty adviser for further information.
  9. No General Education Multicultural/International course offered by the Social Work Education Department may be used to satisfy the General Education requirements for majors in the department.
  10. Senior year internships are arranged by the field coordinator. Applications must be filed and interviews with the field coordinator and interviews for agency selection must be completed in the semester prior to entering the field.
  11. Students who have prior knowledge of Spanish or Southeast Asian languages but lack fluency are encouraged to take additional coursework in the languages.
  12. A booklet describing the program more fully is available in the department office and on the Web.

Faculty

The faculty members of the department represent a wide spectrum of theoretical orientations and approaches to professional social work practice. All have substantive practice experience and many engage in active research programs and social policy interests. In addition to the on-campus facilities of the university, the department uses the San Joaquin Valley's unique urban-rural configuration of people, agribusiness and social-political institutions, and the accompanying host of social service needs as the setting for field internships. Numerous public and private social service agencies in our region make their facilities and professional social work staff available for the internship element of the department's programs. Internship experiences are available in the schools and mental health, probation, and social services departments in the counties of Fresno, Kings, Madera, Tulare, and San Luis Obispo. A representative sample of other settings include Community Regional Medical Centers of Central California, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, Children's Hospital of Central California, Fresno Unified School District, and Kings County Human Services Agency.

Name Degree Email Phone
Aguiniga, Dolores G Master of Social Work daguiniga@mail.fresnostate.edu
Armistead, Magdalena Master of Social Work marmistead@csufresno.edu 559.278.6851
BATES, JENNIFER A Master of Social Work jkingbates@csufresno.edu
Barrera, Iran Doctor of Philosophy irbarrera@csufresno.edu
Barretto, Herman J Master of Social Work hbarretto@csufresno.edu
Barton, Dorothy J Master of Social Work dobarton@csufresno.edu
Bauer, Louise M Master of Social Work lbauer@csufresno.edu
Carlin, Andrea B Master of Social Work andreac@csufresno.edu 559.278.3039
Clarke, Kristi Doctor of Social Welfare kclarke@csufresno.edu 559.278.2985
Clift-Kezirian, Renee T Master of Social Work reclift@csufresno.edu
Cole, Christopher D Master of Social Work ccole@csufresno.edu 559.278.6698
Cromwell, Kathleen M Master of Science kcromwell@csufresno.edu
Cuellar, Benjamin Doctor of Social Welfare benc@csufresno.edu 559.278.5217
Dailey, William H Doctorate of Education wdailey@csufresno.edu 559.278.4212
Delich, Nancy Doctorate of Education ndelich@csufresno.edu
Espinoza, Daniel S Master of Social Work despinoza@csufresno.edu 559.278.1663
Fazil, Rohina Master of Social Work rfazil@csufresno.edu
Florez, Corinne L Master of Social Work corinnef@csufresno.edu 559.278.2910
Foster, Barbara A Master of Social Work bfoster@csufresno.edu 559.228.4093
Foster, David J Master of Social Work davidfo@csufresno.edu 559.228.4055
Freitas, Frankie L Master of Social Work frankief@csufresno.edu
Garcia, Betty Doctor of Philosophy bettyg@csufresno.edu 559.278.2550
Gilmore, Alan D Master of Social Work agilmore@csufresno.edu
Gonzales, Anne G Master of Arts angonzales@csufresno.edu
Grant, Stephanie A Master of Social Work stgrant@csufresno.edu
Halpern, Vicki L Master of Social Work vhalpern@csufresno.edu
Hardina, Donna L Doctor of Philosophy donnah@csufresno.edu 559.278.2307
Harris, Debra M Doctor of Philosophy dharris@csufresno.edu 559.278.2966
Hernandez, Virginia R Doctor of Philosophy virginiarh@csufresno.edu 559.278.8478
Himes, Howard K Master of Social Work hhimes@mail.fresnostate.edu
Huerta, Catherine A Master of Social Work chuerta@mail.fresnostate.edu
Hurt, Fred B Master of Arts fhurt@csufresno.edu
Karageozian, Diana E Master of Social Work dkarageozian@csufresno.edu
Lama, Gyanesh Doctor of Philosophy glama@csufresno.edu
LeValley, Michelle R Doctor of Philosophy mlevalley@csufresno.edu
McKee, Bruce D Master of Social Work bmckee@csufresno.edu
Middleton, E J Doctor of Social Welfare jmiddlet@csufresno.edu 559.278.2688
Miltiades, Helen B Doctor of Philosophy hmiltiades@csufresno.edu 559.278.7253
Montana, Salvador M Doctor of Philosophy smontana@csufresno.edu 559.278.8581
Moua, Xong Master of Social Work xmoua@csufresno.edu
Person, Darrin O Master of Social Work dperson@csufresno.edu
Person, Iris N Master of Social Work irperson@csufresno.edu
Petrovich, Anne S Doctor of Philosophy apetrovi@csufresno.edu 559.278.8319
Rangel, Joseph Master of Social Work jrangel@mail.fresnostate.edu
Reiser, Fred M Master of Social Work freiser@csufresno.edu
Saldivar, Estella F Master of Social Work esaldiva@csufresno.edu 559.278.8494
Sanchez, Greg Master of Social Work grsanchez@csufresno.edu
Schneider, Jill Master of Science jschneider@csufresno.edu 559.278.7253
Shearer, Juliette B Master of Science jshearer@csufresno.edu 559.278.7253
Siegel, Dolores R Master of Social Work dsiegel@csufresno.edu 559.278.7279
Simpson, Roger A Doctor of Philosophy rsimpson@csufresno.edu 559.278.5385
Speakes, Eleanor O Master of Social Work espeakes@csufresno.edu
Tabay, Kelly A Master of Social Work kkagawa@csufresno.edu
Van Noy, Cindie D Master of Arts cvannoy@csufresno.edu 559.278.7253
Vungkhanching, Martha Doctor of Philosophy marthavu@csufresno.edu 559.278.8741
Washington, Benita M Master of Social Work bwashington@csufresno.edu
Whittle, Cheryl A Master of Social Work cherylw@csufresno.edu 559.278.8687
Woodard, Kelly L Master of Social Work kwoodard@csufresno.edu
Xiong, Yeng Master of Social Work yxiong@csufresno.edu 559.278.6846
Yang, Bee Master of Social Work beey@csufresno.edu 559.278.6489

Roadmap

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work - Catalog Year 2012-13

(General education areas highlighted in red will apply towards fulfilling prerequisites for social work major degree requirements)

Year One

Fall

  • GE Area A2-Written Communication
  • GE Area A3-Critical Thinking
  • GE Area B2-Life Sciences
  • GE Area C1-Arts
  • Free Elective:
  • Free Elective:

Spring

  • GE Area D1-American History
  • GE Area D2-American Government
  • GE Area B4-Quantitative Reasoning
  • GE Area A1-Oral Communication
  • Free Elective:

Year Two

Fall

  • GE Area B1-Physical Science
  • GE Area C2-Humanities
  • GE Area E1-Lifelong Understanding
  • GE Area C1-Arts - OR - C2-Humanities
  • Pre-Major Course:

Spring

  • GE Area D3-Social Science
  • GE Area IB-Physical Univ & Life Forms
  • GE Area IC-Arts & Humanities
  • Free Elective :

Year Three

Fall

  • Major Course:
  • Major Course:
  • Major Course:
  • GE Area ID-Soc, Pol, Econ Inst & Beh, Hist
  • GE Area MI-Multicultural/ International

Spring

  • Major Course:
  • Major Course:
  • Major Course:
  • Upper Division Writing Requirement/Exam
    OR
    Free Elective:
  • Additional Major Requirement
    OR
    Free Elective:

Year Four

Fall

  • Major Course:
  • Major Course:
  • Major Course:
  • Additional Major Requirement
    OR
    Free Elective:
  • Additional Major Requirement
    OR
    Free Elective (if needed):

Spring

  • Major Course:
  • Major Course:
  • Social Work Elective or Additional Major Requirement
    OR
    Free Elective:
  • Additional Major Requirement
    OR
    Free Elective:

Careers

Social work practitioners

The profession of social work is dedicated to meeting the diverse social service needs of special populations of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. As a practice-oriented profession, social work deals with social concerns that range from societal oppression to people's emotional/behavioral problems.

What You Can Earn

Social Worker (MSW)
$57,406 (in our region)

Social Worker (BSW)
$48,562 (in our region)

Source: HR Reported data from salary.com as of December 2012

What You Can Do

The undergraduate social work program prepares students to enter supervised professional social work practice and/or pursue admission to a range of graduate studies programs.

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • SWRK 128 Child Welfare
  • SWRK 129 Treatment of Chemical Dependency
  • SWRK 137 Cross Cultural Human Services

What You Can Learn

While the discipline of social work is deeply rooted in a rich, 100 year history of service, what social workers "do" is no longer traditionally defined. The role of the social worker is constantly expanding into innovative service fields wherever a compassionate response to human need is indicated. The department educates beginning (B.A. in Social Work) and advanced practioners (M.S.W) who can meet complex needs, perform a multiplicity of social work roles, promote intstitutional change, and enhance the problem solving capacities of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and commuties.

About the College

The College of Health and Human Services offers a broad range of fully accredited post-secondary and graduate educational programs to more than 2100 students each year. The College includes the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies, Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Recreation Administration, and Social Work Education.

Residents and communities in the Central California region continue to face serious issues within the health and human service environment that will require continuing generations of well-prepared health and human service professionals.

College Contact Information

2345 E. San Ramon
M/S MH26
Fresno CA 93740-8031

Phone: (559) 278-4004

FAX: (559) 278-4437

Department Contact Information

Department of Social Work 
5310 N. Campus Drive PH102 
Fresno CA 93740-8019 
Phone: 559-278-3992 
Fax: 559-278-7191

Office Location:

Professional Human Services Room 128