Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program in Social Work

The BA curriculum focuses on developing students’ awareness and knowledge of the social work profession, its skills, and ethical values and principles, relating that to religious heritage and rich diversity prevalent in Oman and the Arabian Gulf countries. Social work students will come to understand the influence of cultural heritage and religious/spiritual beliefs on the practice and application of their professional behavior. The Program prepares undergraduate students for entry-level generalist practitioners through the integration of classroom and field internship experience, allowing ambitious students to continue for graduate studies in social work.

Program Detail

This component consists of the following ten courses encompassing 30 credit hours:

  • ARAB 101: Academic Writing in Arabic
  • CMPS 100A: Introduction to Technical Computing for the Arts
  • ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
  • ENGL 102A: English for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences I
  • ENGL 203 A: English for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences II
  • ENGL 204: Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Research
  • ENGL 305: Advanced English Language and Communication Skills
  • MATH 103: Mathematics for Social Sciences I
  • SOCS 102: Omani Society
  • ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation & Creativity

This component consists of the following four courses encompassing 12 credit hours:

  • One-3-credit hours course in physical/natural sciences elective
  • One- 3-credit hours course in humanities and social sciences elective
  • Two, 6-credit hours Courses in any other major

This component consists of 26 courses constituting 78 credit hours distributed as detailed below:

Major Core Courses:
This set consists of the following 22 courses encompassing 66 credit hours:

  • SOWO 200: Introduction to Social Work
  • MATH 215: Statistics for Social Work
  • SOWO 220: Social Work and Volunteers
  • SOWO 235: Communication and Interviewing skills
  • SOWO 245: Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SOWO 255: Social Policy and Social Planning
  • SOWO 260: School Social Work
  • SOWO 280: Social Work Practice I: Working with Individuals
  • SOWO 285: Social Work with Disabled
  • SOWO 290: Social Work: Field Internship I
  • SOWO 300: Social Work with the Family
  • SOWO 310: Social and Cultural Diversity
  • SOWO 330: Social Work Practice II: Working with Groups
  • SOWO 340: Social Work Practice with Health
  • SOWO 370: Research Methods in Social Work
  • SOWO 410: Social Work: Field Internship II
  • SOWO 440: Social Work Practice III: Working with Communities SOWO 450: Social Work Administration
  • SOWO 470: Social Work Integrative Seminar
  • SOWO 475: Social Work in Islam
  • SOWO 480: Special Topics in Social Work
  • SOWO 490: Senior Study Project

Major Supporting Requirements:
This set consists of the following 4 courses with encompassing 12 credit hours:

  • PSYC 150: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 180: Human Development
  • PSYC 215: Social Psychology
  • SOCS 150: Introduction to Sociology

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