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Social Work, B.S.W.

Requirements

The UVU Behavioral Science Department offers classes that fulfill the social science distribution requirements for graduation, the Behavioral Science pre-major for the associate degree, the Behavioral Science major for the bachelor degree (with an emphasis in Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, or Sociology, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Certificate of Proficiency in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC).

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
Admission to the BSW program includes the following requirements:
  1. Completion of all general education courses.
  2. Completion of SW 1010 with a B- grade or higher.
  3. Completion of ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2010 or 2020 with a C+ grade or higher.
  4. Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  5. Approval of the Social Work Admissions Committee. 
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  Fine Arts 3
  PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 64 Credits
Social Work Core - Complete the following courses:  
  BESC 3010 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4
  BESC 3020 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 3
  BESC 380G Interviewing Skills 3
  SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work 3
  SW 2100 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I * 3
  SW 3000 Social Work Practice I * 3
  SW 3100 Social Work Practice II * 3
  SW 3200 Social Work Practice III * 3
  SW 3400 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II * 3
  SW 3500 Social Welfare Policies and Services * 3
  SW 3600 Ethics and Values in Social Work Practice * 3
  SW 371G Diversity Issues in Social Work Practice * 3
  SW 4800 Integrated Seminar I * 1
  SW 481R Field Placement * (1.0) 5
  SW 481R Field Placement * (1.0) 5
  SW 4850 Integrated Seminar II * 1
Social Work Electives - Complete 15 credits of approved social work electives. Choose from the following courses: 15
  BESC 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation (3.0)  
  BESC 3100 Career and Graduate School Preparation for Behavioral Science Majors (3.0)  
  BESC 4050 Clinical Research (3.0)  
  SOC 4020 Survey Research Design (3.0)  
  PSY 3400 Abnormal Psychology (3.0)  
  SW 3510 International Social Work (3.0)  
  SW 3750 Child Abuse/Neglect and Domestic Violence (3.0)  
  SW 4500 Crisis Intervention (3.0)  
  SW 4700 Case Management in Social Work Practice (3.0)  
  SW 475R Current Topics in Social Work (3.0)  
  SW 490R Independent Studies (1.0)  
Elective Requirements: 21 Credits
  Complete 21 additional credits of any courses 1000 to 4000 level. 21

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 of which must be upper division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 credit hours earned in the last 45 credit hours.
  4. All 48 credits of the BSW Social Work core requirements must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.
  5. All 12 credits of Social Work electives must be completed with a C- grade or higher.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Note: Please see department advisor to make an academic plan and for an explanation of all admission and program requirements.

Footnote
* Students must be formally admitted into the BSW program before they can register for this course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
American Institutions  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work 3
Humanities  3
Biological Science  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Physical Science  3
Fine Arts  3
Elective  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science  3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
Elective  3
Elective  3
Elective  3
Elective  1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
BESC 3010 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4
BESC 380G Interviewing Skills 4
SW 2100 HBSE I 3
SW 3600 Ethics and Values in Social Work Practice 3
SW Elective  3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
BESC 3020 Research Methods 3
SW 3000 Social Work Practice I 3
SW 3400 HBSE II 3
SW 371G Diversity Issues in Social Work Practice 3
SW 3500 Social Welfare Policies and Services 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 3100 Social Work Practice II 3
SW 4800 Integrated Seminar I 2
SW 481R Field Placement I 3
SW Elective  3
SW Elective  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 3200 Social Work Practice III 3
SW 4850 Integrated Seminar II 2
SW 481R Field Placement II 3
SW Elective  3
SW Elective  3
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Behavioral Science

Location:

CB 207

Telephone:

801-863-8083 or 801-863-6211

Email:

BESC_OFFICE@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/besc

Chair:

Kris Doty

Chair Email

Kris.Doty@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Behavioral Science department is a rigorous interdisciplinary program (Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Substance Use Disorder Counseling, and Autism Studies) that prepares students to make positive contributions in their academic, work, and community settings by developing their understanding of human functioning in various contexts. We promote and mentor student engagement with each other and with their academic, professional, or geographic communities in order to achieve essential learning outcomes.

 
 

Behavioral Science

Please see our department site for the most up to date and accurate information.

Advisors:

To find out who your assigned advisor is and schedule an appointment please visit: http://www.uvu.edu/besc/bescacademicadvising.html

  • Giovana Alisa (last names F-Le)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8073
  • Email: alisagi@uvu.edu
  • Lori Duke
  • Telephone: 801-863-6718 (last names Rj-Z)
  • Email: dukelo@uvu.edu


Administrative Support:

Program Coordinators:


  • Bachelor of Social Work:
    Dr. Lars Eggertsen
  • Telephone: 801-863-6731
  • Email: larse@uvu.edu

  • Family Studies:
    Dr. Nathan Cottle
  • Telephone: 801-863-5105
  • Email: NCottle@uvu.edu

  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling:
    Dr. David Yells
  • Telephone: 801-863-8585
  • Email: David.Yells@uvu.edu

 

Programs/Degrees

Associate in Art or Science in Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Art or Science in Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Social Work
Substance Use Disorder Counseling Certificate of Proficiency
Autism Studies Minor

 
 

Faculty

Christopher Anderson(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, B.S., Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University, Ph.D. (ABD) Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Jeremy Boden(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University; Ph.D. (ABD), Human Development & Family Studies, Texas Tech University.

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Brett Breton(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Aviation & Air Traffic Control, Mount San Antonio College; B.S., Psychology, M.S., Counseling & School Psychology, Ph.D., Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Teresa Cardon(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Communicative Disorders, California State University; Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University.

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Grace Chou(2002)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, National Taiwan University; M.A., Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside.

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Nathan Cottle(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Science and Human Development, M.S., Marriage, Family & Human Development, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas.

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Kristine Doty(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A., General Studies, University of Maryland; B.S., Behavioral Science, Summa Cum Laude Faculty, M.S.W., Social Work, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Matthew Draper(2008)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Counseling, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin.

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Lars Eggertsen(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Science, Brigham Young University; M.S.W., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Tracy Golden(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Environmental Studies, Brown University; M.Ed., Psychology, Ph.D. (ABD), Social Work, University of Utah.

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Ronald Hammond(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Health Care Administration, Idaho State University; M.S., Health Science, Ph.D., Sociology/Family Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Jessica Hill(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, PhD., Developmental Psychology, Florida State University; M.A., Visual Cognition and Human Performance, University of Illinois.

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Cameron John(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Weber State University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Arizona.

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Patience Kabamba(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Centre Sevres Jesuit College; M.A., Developmental Studies, University of Natal Durban, So. Africa; Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University.

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David Knowlton(2002)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Anthropology, University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Texas.

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Claudia Lieberwirth(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Research Psychology, University of Michigan; Ph.D., Neuroscience, Florida State University.

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Alan Misbach(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; MWS, Social Work, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Barton Poulson(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Psychology, Hunter College; M. Phil., Psychology, Ph.D., Social-Personality Psychology, The City University of New York.

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Grant Richards(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Animal Science, M.S., Psychology, Ed.D., Educational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Leo Schlosnagle(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Computer Science, Garrett College; B.A., Psychology, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Ph.D., Psychology, West Virginia University.

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Alexander Simon(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.A., Sociology, State University of New York, Albany; Ph.D., Sociology, Simon Fraser University.

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Anton Tolman(2006)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon.

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Jeffrey Torlina(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A. Sociology, Oakland University; Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Russell Warne(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.

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David Yoder(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Anthropology/History, Weber State University; M.A., Anthropology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Nevada.

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