The following weekend schedule provides the course offerings for the weekend.
|Module||Year One||Year Two|
|SOW-231||Introduction to Social Welfare (Friday) 3-Credit Hr||SOW-431||Current Issues (Friday) 3-Credit Hr|
|SOW-234||Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, (Saturday) 3-Credit Hr||SOW-433||Social Welfare Policy (Friday)
Community Volunteerism, (Hybrid, Computer Assisted) 3-Credit Hr
|SOW-437||Professional Ethics (Friday)
|SOW-234||Human Behavior and The Social Environment II, (Saturday) 3-Credit Hr||SOW-490||Field Practicum** 9-Credit Hr|
|SOW-331||Generalist Practice I, (Saturday) 3-Credit Hr||SOW-430||Field Seminar ** 3-Credit Hr|
|SOS-330||Statistics, (Friday) 3-Credit Hr||SOW-335||Social Health Issues for the Elderly, 3-Credit Hr|
Generalist Practice II, (Saturday) 3-Credit Hr
Research Methods, (Hybrid, Computer Assisted)
|SOW-434||ChildWelfare, (Friday) 3-Credit Hr|
Generalist Practice III, (Friday 5:00-10:30 & Saturday 8:30-1:30) Hybrid, Computer Assisted, 3-Credit Hr
|SOW-330||Social Welfare Problems, (Friday 3:00-5:00 & Saturday 1:30-6:30) Hybrid, Computer Assisted 3-Credit Hr|
|Social Welfare Problem, 3-Credit Hr|
** Students may begin their Field Practicum and Seminar (SOW 490 & SOW 430) upon completion of all three Generalist Practice Courses (SOW 331,332,333). Field Seminar must be taken concurrently. Weekend students in social work may choose to do their Field Placement in block placement (40 hours/week- 500 hours in two modules) or concurrently (minimally 20 hours/week-500 hours approximately 9 months in four modules).Field Internship placement experience is investigated and developed by the Field Director, a member of the Social Work faculty. Field work settings may include but are not limited to medical settings, nursing home/extended care units, and chaplaincy settings with related activities through professionally trained social service personnel. The Methodist Church can be explored as a possibility in their social service capacity. Also a professional social work personnel (M.S.W.) may be contracted to provide supervision within local social service agencies or programs such as criminal justice settings. Departments of Social Welfare/Mental Health are all possibilities for consideration of placements.
PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Other General Education (Liberal Arts) courses required before the start of the second year of the Weekend Social Work Program:An advanced Writing Course (three credit hours)
> Religion or Philosophy (three credit hours)
> Economic Principles (three credit hours)
> Comprehensive Social Science courses (six credit hours) to include Sociology, American Government
> Computer Basics (three credit hours)
> Foreign Language (six credit hours)
Additional Division and Department requirements are identified in the college catalog. Final 36 credit hours must be completed at Rust College. A review of the College catalog is important and a Social Work course “Need Sheet" will be provided through advisement as students begin the program.
Cost: Tuition for a semester (12 hours) is $4,050; per course (3cr. hrs ) is $1,350.00 or $330.00 per credit hour. Financial aid is available based on eligibility.
Step one: Request an Application Packet for Admissions to Rust College through the Office of Enrollment Services, 150 Rust Ave. Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635.
Attention: Mr. Johnny McDonald, Director of Enrollment Services APPLY ONLINE HERE
Telephone 662-252-8000 ext. 4058 Fax: 662-252-8895
All applicants must submit two official copies of transcripts from all regionally accredited college and universities attended. When submitting the application, a copy of a form of notification to the Social Work Department will be requested to be sent to :
Dr. Gemma Beckley, Chair
Social Work Department
McCarty/Varnell Building, Room 200
Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635
Telephone 662-252-8000 ext. 4360