Consistent with the mission of the University of Akron and the College of Health Professions, the mission of the undergraduate social work program is to prepare students for competent and effective generalist practice.
Bachelor of Organizational Supervision (BOS) brochure (PDF)
The Bachelor of Organizational Supervision (BOS) is a degree-completion program for individuals who hold an associate’s degree in a technical field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The program provides graduates with advanced supervisory and leadership competencies necessary for professional and career advancement.
The program is designed around a set of core competencies applicable to supervisory positions in a wide variety of technical fields. These competencies include effective oral and written communication, application of ethical principles to workplace situations, application of quantitative skills, problem-solving, project management, and development of specific leadership and supervisory skills. The program focuses on building experience and competencies in working in teams. Students also complete a capstone experience in the field. Elective credits can focus on areas that support the student’s specific employment and career interests. The total program of study requires 128 credit hours, including credits transferred from the technical associate degree and 30 core course credits of required upper-division courses.