Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Social Work (BSW)

Overview

For continuation in the major, a student must earn a grade of C or better in courses requiring mastery of principles, methodology, and practice and demonstration of professional values and ethics considered necessary for satisfactory performance in the profession (SWK 335, 337, 436, 482, 484, 486, and 494). Internships may be repeated only with permission of the department. In major courses, students must also demonstrate English language skills commensurate with professional requirements.

In major courses, students must also demonstrate English language skills commensurate with professional requirements. Students are encouraged to have completed GSR 102 or the equivalent before beginning the major.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 13
Major and Related Courses 56
Free Elective Courses 14
TOTAL 120

Required pre-major courses 13 hours

To be taken during freshman or sophomore year:

BIO 105Introduction to Human Biology

4

GOV 110Basic American Government

3

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3

Required social work courses 50 hours

SWK 203Introduction to Social Work

3

SWK 204Professional Communication for Social Workers

3

SWK 304Social Welfare Policy

3

SWK 306Assessment and Intervention Strategies with Diverse Populations

3

SWK 307Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Micro

3

SWK 308Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Macro

3

SWK 318Human Diversity

3

SWK 335Social Work Practice I: Individuals

3

SWK 337Social Work Practice II: Case Management

3

SWK 436Social Work Practice III: Families and Groups

3

SWK 441Research Methods in Social Work I

3

SWK 442Research Methds in Social Work II - Data Analysis

3

SWK 482Social Work Practice IV: Organizations and Communities

3

SWK 484Social Work Practice I: Internship

4

SWK 486Social Work Practicum II: Internship

4

SWK 494Senior Seminar

3

Elective social work and related courses 6 hours

3 credits of SWK and 3 credits of your choice:

FCS 306Contemporary Families

3

FCS 309Marriages and Families: Diversity and Change

3

FCS 333Child, Family, and Community

3

FCS 334Parent-Child Interactions

3

SOC 250Gender and Society

3

SWK 201Social Work Practice and AIDS

3

SWK 202Adoptive Family Systems

3

SWK 222Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies

3

SWK 265Child Welfare

3

SWK 267Alcohol and Drug Addictions: Intervention Strategies

3

SWK 333LGBTQ+ Community and Mental Health Practice

3-4

SWK 495Special Topics

1-5

SWK 499Independent Study

1-3