Fu Jen Catholic University
Department of Social Work
Passed at the Second Meeting of the Department Affairs Council for the 2011-2012 Academic Year on March 28, 2012
Passed at the Third Meeting of the College Affairs Council for the 2011-2012 Academic Year on April 20, 2012
Passed at the Second Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the 2011-2012 Academic Year on April 26, 2012
Passed at the First Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the 2012-2013 Academic Year on November 22, 2012
Passed at the First Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the 2013-2014 Academic Year on November 21, 2013
Passed at the First Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the 2014-2015 Academic Year on November 27, 2014
Passed at the Second Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the 2014-2015 Academic Year on May 14, 2015
Passed at the First Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the 2015-2016 Academic Year on November 26, 2015
Passed at the Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the Second Semester of the 2016-2017 Academic Year on April 27, 2017
Passed at the First Meeting of the College Affairs Council for the 2017-2018 Academic Year on October 25, 2017
Passed at the Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the First Semester of the 2017-2018 Academic Year on November 30, 2017
Passed at the Second Meeting of the College Affairs Council for the 2017-2018 Academic Year on April 18, 2018
Passed at the Second Meeting of the Academic Affairs Council for the 2017-2018 Academic Year on May 2, 2018
Chapter One: General Provisions
The Regulations were formulated in accordance with Article 40 of Fu Jen Catholic University Academic Policies.
Chapter Two: Undergraduate Program
Course, credit, and proficiency test requirements for the Department of Social Work (hereinafter “the Department”) are as follows:
- University requirements: Academic Advising (0 credits, 8 semesters), Military Training Courses (0 credits, 2 semesters). (Please note that credits earned in physical education or military training courses cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.)
- Holistic Education Curriculum: 32 credits, including Fundamental Courses (8 credits); Core Abilities Courses (12 credits); and General Education Courses (12 credits).
- Required courses: 69 credits (including 3 credits earned from one of the following three courses: Introduction to Law; Politics; or Economics).
- Electives: 27 credits (at least 10 of which are earned in courses hosted by the Department).
- Students must earn a combined total of 128 credits in order to graduate.
- Students must pass a proficiency test in information literacy. Test methods and standards will be handled in accordance with Fu Jen Catholic University Regulations Governing Tests for Fundamental Skills.
Students must take an English proficiency test before the end of their second year. Students must reach a B1 level on the CEFR or an equal level on an equivalent English proficiency test. Student who do not reach B1 level must take the test again before the end of their third year. If they fail once more, they must pass English courses hosted by the Department in order to graduate.
Before performing the practicum, students must complete seven required courses and take two prerequisites in the same field as the practicum.
- The seven required courses are: (1) Introduction to Social Work; (2) Social Casework; (3) Human Behavior and Social Environments; (4) Social Group Work; (5) Community Work; (6) Social Work Practicum: Introduction; and (7) Social Work Management.
- The two prerequisite courses for the practicum and other matters related to the practicum will be handled in accordance with the Department’s Undergraduate Practicum Handbook.
If a student earns a grade of fifty percent or above during the first semester of a year-long course, they may continue in the course during the following semester; however, students may not continue in the course if they earn a grade of forty-nine percent or lower.
In general, required courses and discipline-specific electives must be taken through the Department. If there is a scheduling conflict with a required course or another factor outside of the student’s control, the student may request permission from the Director to take the course at another institution or program. Regulations are as follows:
- Confirm the number of credits offered by the course as well as the year and semester it will be taken.
- Complete the Cross-Registration Application Form, attach supporting documents, and submit them to the office of the Department.
- After the Director approves the application, complete registration in the course by following Regulations Governing Course Registration and Regulations Governing Cross-Registration.
- Students must pay required fees and follow all regulations of the program or institution hosting the course.
Chapter Three: Master’s Program
Article 7: Credits
Credit and course requirements for the master’s program are as follows:
- Total credits required to graduate: 35 credits
- Required courses: 15 credits, including 3 credits for the thesis
- Core courses: minimum of 6 credits. Students must take three of the following five courses: (1) Direct Service; (2) Seminar on Community Work; (3) Seminar on Social Policy Analysis and Evaluation; (4) Seminar on Social Work Management; and (5) Social Work Supervision.
Article 8: Credit Limits
Students may take no more than thirteen credits per semester. (The number does not include the three credits for the thesis.)
Article 9: Course Registration
Master’s students must have their course list authorized by their thesis advisor (or temporary advisor if they have not chosen a thesis advisor) before submitting it to the office of the Department.
Students must complete the thesis writing course during the second semester of first year. If a student is prevented from doing so due to unique circumstances, they must first receive permission from the Department Director.
Article 10: Passing Grades
There are two types of grades: academic and conduct. Both are calculated as a percentage. The highest possible academic grade is one hundred percent. Seventy percent is deemed a pass.
Article 11: Making up Courses
A student who has not taken Social Work Ethics prior to enrolling must take the course at the undergraduate level. (Grades and credits earned in the course will not count towards graduation requirements.) Under unique circumstances, a student must make an application requesting an exemption from the Director.
Article 12: Credit Transfers
Credit transfers are handled in accordance with Fu Jen Catholic University Regulations Governing Credit Transfers.
Article 13: Cross-Registration
Based on learning needs, a student may earn up to six credits from a course hosted by another institution or program. However, students may not take required courses and core courses at another institution or program.
Students must complete the Cross-Registration Application Form, obtain the signature of their thesis advisor or temporary advisor, and then receive authorization from the Department Director. If the thesis advisor or temporary advisor deems it necessary, the application may be submitted to the Administrative Council of the Department for a decision.
Students must cross-register in accordance with regulations at the University and the other institution or program.
Article 14: Time Limits for Earning the Degree
Students may complete the degree between one and four years. In-service students may receive a two-year extension.
A student may apply for an extension due to pregnancy, delivery, or child care (for children three years and younger) provided that they did not previously defer enrollment or take a leave of absence. The application must include supporting documents. The student may be granted an extension of up to two years. (In-service students may be granted this extension in addition to the extension mentioned in the preceding paragraph, making their total extension four years.)
Article 15: Expulsion
A student will be expelled under one of the following situations:
- Failure to complete credits and required courses within the time limits.
- Failing the degree examination twice.
- Getting barred from, or failing, the final examination for all courses during their first year in the program.
Article 16: Graduation Requirements
A graduate student must satisfy all of the requirements below in order to graduate:
- Complete all courses and credits within the time limit;
- Pass all examinations specified in the Department’s Regulations Governing the Degree Examination;
- Earn a passing conduct grade every semester;
- Participate in at least two academic activities on- or off-campus, or submit one paper to present at a conference.
Chapter Four: Additional Provisions
Any matters not covered in the Regulations will be handled in accordance with Fu Jen Catholic University Academic Policies and related regulations.
The Regulations were passed by the Departmental Affairs Council, the College Affairs Council, and the Academic Affairs Council, and will be promulgated and implemented after the approval of the President. The same procedure will be followed for each amendment.
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