Social Work, Bachelor of Science

Requirements

The curriculum for the degree is divided into two segments – the pre-professional social work courses and the professional BSSW program.

1. Pre-professional Social Work Courses: Students are required to complete university general education courses, social work specific requirements, and electives.  Certain pre-professional social work courses are designated as prerequisites and are required before a student can enter the professional BSSW program.

2. Professional BSSW Courses:  Students who apply and are accepted into the BSSW program complete a sequence of professional social work courses as well as a practicum experience and social work specific electives.

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
CMST 1110PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS3
MATH 1220COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
PSYC 1010INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY I3
SOC 1010INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY3
PSCI 1100INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT3
HIST 1120AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 18653
ECON 2220PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)3
BIOL 1020PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY5
Additional Requirements:
SOWK 2120RACE, CLASS AND GENDER IN THE UNITED STATES3
SOWK 3000APPLIED STATISTICS AND DATA PROCESSING IN PUBLIC SECTOR3
Humanities General Education Courses (6 credits)6
Global Diversity General Education Course (3 credits)3
Upper Level Social Science Electives (6 credits)6
Electives (15 credits)15
Total Credits74
Professional BSSW 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 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICUM I5
SOWK 4420GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICUM II5
SOWK 4450SOCIAL WORK CAREER PREP1
Select one of the following minority content courses:3
SOCIAL WORK WITH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
WORKING WITH MINORITY ELDERLY
ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
Select one of the following electives:3
SOCIAL WORK IN CHILD WELFARE
SOCIAL WORK IN MENTAL HEALTH
Select one of the following electives:3
TREATMENT ISSUES IN CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
TRAMA AND RESILIENCE
MEDICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF ALCOHOL/DRUG USE AND ADDICTION
ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE
SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
SOCIAL WORK AND THE LAW
CRISIS INTERVENTION
HOSPICE & OTHER SERVICES FOR THE DYING PATIENT/FAMILY
TOPICAL SEMINAR IN SOCIAL WORK
SPECIAL STUDIES IN SOCIAL WORK
SENIOR HONORS PROJECT/THESIS
Total Credits44