Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.W. in Social Work

Major Program Guide For: B.S.W. in Social Work
Suggested Course Sequence

  • Liberal Studies: 42 Credit Hours
  • Social Work Major: 60 Credit Hours
  • General Electives: 18 Credit Hours
  • Total for Degree: 120 Credit Hours
  • All mandatory courses are offered every Fall and Spring semester.
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
First Year Seminar 190   3 ENGL 202 Composition II 3
ENGL (C1) 101 Composition I 3 HEAL/HSCC (C4)   Wellness 3
MATH (C2) 101 or higher Math Concepts 3 C5*   Physical & Biological Sciences 3
COMM (C3) 201 Communication 3 P1**   Social Sciences 3
General Elective     3 General Elective     3
USI 130 University Experience 1        
* The two courses taken to meet the C5 requirement must be BIOL 104 and a different discipline** P1 perspective met with required social work courses SOCW 251, PSC 150, and PSY 150
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
P1   Social Science 3 PSY* 150 General Psychology 3
P3   History 3 PSC* 150 American Government and Politics 3
P4   Humanities 3 C5   Physical & Biological Sciences 3
P5   Fine & Performing Arts 3 SOCW** 151 Introduction to Social Work 3
P6   World Cultures 3 General Elective     3
* Required courses for the social work major
** SOCW 151 is a prerequisite for several social work electives and upper level social work courses.

Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
Upper Level Perspective or General Elective*   3 SOCW 334 Human Behavior and Social Environment Life Stages 3
SOCW 251 Social Issues, Policy & Programs 3 SOCW 335 Social Work Research and Evaluation 3
SOCW** 253 Interviewing Skills for Practice 3 SOCW 402 Diversity 3
SOCW Elective     3 General Elective     3
General Elective     3 General Elective     3

After earning ninety hours, the student must file a graduation application online

* Students meet upper level perspective requirement by choosing a 300-400 level course in one of the Liberal Studies Perspective Categories.

** Students should formally apply to the social work program after completing SOCW 151 and completing or be enrolled in SOCW 251 and SOCW 253. Students must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above and meet professional and technical standards to be accepted into and remain in the social work program.

Senior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
SOCW* 362 Direct Practice: Individuals and Families 3 SOCW** 486 Field Practicum 12
SOCW* 364 Community Practice 3 SOCW** 496 Field Practicum Seminar 3
SOCW 354 Human Behavior and Social Environment Person In Environment  3        
SOCW Elective     3        
SOCW Elective     3        
           
* Only students accepted into the social work program may take the practice courses

** Students must be accepted into the social work program and are expected to successfully complete all of their required social work courses before participating in the field practicum.
 

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