Social Work

Focused Area Advisor: Scott Lindquist, (208) 732-6252,

Major Advisor: Kerry Koontz, (208) 732-6878,

Social Work is a profession that provides moral, practical and compassionate leadership in helping people confront and resolve their personal dilemmas. Social work’s focus on the “person-in-environment” paradigm uniquely equips Social Workers (BSW) to work effectively with individuals, families, small groups, communities and organizations. Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Upon successful completion of the Social Work program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of Social Work.
  2. Develop an understanding of self and the world by examining the dynamic interaction of individuals, groups, and societies as they shape and are shaped by history, culture, institutions, and ideas.
  3. Utilize discipline specific approaches from the field of Social Work, such as research methods, inquiry, or problem-solving, to examine the variety of perspectives about human experiences.
  4. Evaluate how reasoning, history, or culture informs and guides individual, civic, or global decisions.
  5. Understand and appreciate similarities and differences among and between individuals, cultures, or societies across space and time.

Program Application Required: No

Sample Career Opportunities: Social and Community Service Managers; Marriage and Family Therapists; Counselors; Social Workers; Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Specialists.

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices