Social Work, Bachelor of Science

Requirements

The curriculum for the degree is divided into two segments – the pre-professional social work curriculum and the BSSW program. An undergraduate student who selects a social work major is required to take the following pre-requisite courses during their freshman and sophomore years:

Pre-requisite courses:
SOWK 1000SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE3
SOWK 1500SOCIAL WORK AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT3
ENGL 1150/1154ENGLISH COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1160/1164ENGLISH COMPOSITION II3
MATH 1310INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA3
CMST 1110PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS3
PSYC 1010INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY I3
SOC 1010INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY3
PSCI 1100INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT3
ECON 1200AN INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. ECONOMY3
HIST 1120AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 18653
BIOL 1020PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY5
Total Credits38
Required Socail Work courses:
(must be formally admitted to SOWK to take these courses)
SOWK 3010HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I3
SOWK 3320SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I3
SOWK 3890WRITING FOR SOCIAL WORK3
SOWK 3020HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II3
SOWK 3350SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II3
SOWK 3110SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY I3
SOWK 4360SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III3
SOWK 4400RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE3
SOWK 4410GENERALIST SOWK PRACTICUM I5
SOWK 4420GENERLIST SOWK PRACTICUM II5
SOWK 4450SENIOR SOCIAL WORK SEMINAR1
Select one of the following minority content courses:3
SOCIAL WORK WITH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
WORKING WITH MINORITY ELDERLY
Select two of the following electives:6
SOCIAL WORK IN CHILD WELFARE
SOCIAL WORK IN MENTAL HEALTH AND WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
SOCIAL WORK AND THE LAW
SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
HOSPICE & OTHER SERVICES FOR THE DYING PATIENT/FAMILY
SPECIAL STUDIES IN SOCIAL WORK
Total Credits44

Along with the 62 pre-requisite credits and the 44 credits required for the social work major, students will need to take an additional 14 credits of general electives to complete 120 credit hours in order to graduate.