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Department of Social Work

About our Department

Be part of Briar Cliff’s Department of Social Work, which has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974. Our social work graduates are recognized for their skills and commitment to serving as agents of social change in their practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

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May 23, 2016

Chicago social work pioneer receives BCU's 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

Feb 18, 2016

BCU's online social work program receives national recognition

Dec 16, 2015

BCU social work alum making a difference in rural Mississippi

Jul 23, 2015

Briar Cliff part of Siouxland Coalition to fight human trafficking

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SWRK 01 IS - Introduction to Field Work
SWRK 130 - Introduction to Social Work
SWRK 14 IS - Community Organization
SWRK 175 - Independent Social Work Study
SWRK 230 - History and General Method of Social Work
SWRK 252 - Corrections
SWRK 275 - Study Abroad in Guatemala
SWRK 320 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SWRK 325 - Mental Health and Mental Illness
SWRK 345 - Child Welfare
SWRK 355 - Child Welfare and the Law
SWRK 360 - Social Issues and Policy
SWRK 370 - Social Work Practice I
SWRK 370L - Social Work Practice I Lab
SWRK 375 - Social Work Practice II
SWRK 380 - Social Work Practice III
SWRK 382 - Social Work Practice III (Part 2)
SWRK 390 - Grant Writing (Honors)
SWRK 443 - Field Work
SWRK 444 - Field Work Seminar
SWRK 465 - Gerontology
SWRK 475 - Independent Social Work Study II


Elizabeth Rembold
Program Director, Assistant Professor of Social Work

Sister Shirley Fineran, O.S.F.
Director of Field Education; Assistant Professor of Social Work

Melanie Berte-Hickey
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Heather Craig-Oldsen
Adjunct Professor of Social Work

Nia Key
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Related Links

Council on Social Work Education
Assessment: Student Learning Outcomes
College Scholarship Guide