Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Work, B.S.W.

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Total Number of Degree Hours: 123

The Social Work curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional careers in social services, including preparation for immediate employment and graduate study. The curriculum utilizes class and field instruction to develop and strengthen the attitudes, values, skills and knowledge essential for helping to alleviate problems that impair the social functioning of individuals, groups and communities.  In addition to the formal requirements of the Social Work program, students are expected to demonstrate their interest and concern in social matters by way of active voluntary participation in campus activities, community groups, agencies and organizations related to human social services.

To be eligible for Practicum I and Practicum II, each student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of all courses through the second semester of the junior year
  • A grade of at least “C” in all major courses, including required psychology and sociology courses
  • A cumulative average of at least 2.00

Academic credit for life experience and previous work experience shall not be given, in whole or in part, in lieu of social work courses.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Fall Semester

15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

15 Credit Hours

Senior Year

Fall Semester

15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

15 Credit Hours

A. Core Requirements

Area A: Essential Skills: 9 Credit Hours

Area B: Institutional Options: 6 Credit Hours

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts: 6 Credit Hours

One of the following:

Area D: Science, Math and Technology: 10 Credit Hours

(A science course with a lab is required)

B. Major Requirements

Area G: Major Requirements: 27 Credit Hours

Senior Internship: 15 Credit Hours

  • SOWK 4300 Integrative Seminar in SW Credit Hours: 3
  • SOWK 4401 Practicum I Credit Hours: 6
  • SOWK 4402 Practicum II Credit Hours: 6

Major Restrictive Electives: 9 Credit Hours

  • SOWK 4000 level courses Credit Hours: 9

Major Free Electives: 9 Credit Hours

Institutional Requirements: 3 Credit Hours

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