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Social Work (BSW)

Hours - 56 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2017
Last Revised 5/07/2020

Program Requirements


Required Courses for Admission to the Major — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
SOCW 160 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work F, W, S 3.0

To be accepted into this major, you must pass all courses listed above with a C+ or better.

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Students must be accepted to the Social Work Major before beginning Major Core and Content Classes


Required Social Work Foundation Courses — 16 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
SOCW 357 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I F, W, S 3.0
SOCW 359 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II F, W, S 3.0
SOCW 366 Social Welfare Policy F, W, S 3.0
SOCW 468 Community Mental Health F, W, S 3.0
SOCW 486 Social Research Methods and Applied Statistics F, W, S 4.0


Required Social Work Practice Courses — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
SOCW 362 Social Work Practice with Individuals F, W, S 3.0
SOCW 364 Social Work Practice with Families and Groups F, W, S 3.0
SOCW 462 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities F, W, S 3.0


    Elective Social Work Exploration Courses: Complete 5 Courses — 15 Credits

    SOCW 390R can be taken multiple times in different topic areas. The same topic area cannot be repeated for credit.

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
    SOCW 368 Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific W 3.0
    SOCW 463 Social Services for Children F, W 3.0
    SOCW 467 Non-Government Program Development and Evaluation F, W, S 3.0
    SOCW 469 Aging: A Global Concern F, W, S 3.0
    SOCW 470 Social Work with Substance Abusers F, W 3.0
    SOCW 390R Special Topics in Social Work (repeatable) F, W, S 3.0


      Required Field Practicum Preparation (Semester Prior to Field Practicum) — 1 Credit

      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
      SOCW 490 Practicum Preparation Seminar F, W 1.0


      Required Field Practicum - Program Approval Required — 12 Credits

      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
      SOCW 491R Field Practicum F, W 8.0
      SOCW 491L Field Practicum Seminar F, W 4.0


      No Social Work course credit is granted for life or previous work experience.

      No grade below "C-" accepted


      Program Outcomes

      Forthcoming