Social Work, B.S.

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This program has a separate admission process.  Please consult the admission and graduation requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.5 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 – Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


45 Credits Required
GPA of 2.75 in Social Work courses Required

SWK 200 - Social Welfare and Social Services in America
SWK 320 — Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SWK 321 — Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
SWK 330 — Social Welfare Institutions and Policies I
SWK 350 — Social Work Research Methods
SWK 376 — Methods of Intervention I
SWK 377 — Methods of Intervention II
SWK 378 — Methods of Intervention III
SWK 390 — Social Work Interviewing Skills
SWK 430 — Social Welfare Institutions and Policies II
SWK 490 — Field Practice Seminar 1 (6 credits) ('C' or better)
SWK 491 — Field Practice Seminar II (6 credits) ('C' or better)

Select one (required elective):

  • SWK 380 — Children and Families in Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective
  • SWK 381 — Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Practice with Adults
  • SWK 382 — Gerontological Social Work Practice with Elders and Families

Non-Course Requirements
400-hour internship


18 Credits Required

To fulfill the 18 credits of cognate requirements, students can choose (in consultation with their adviser) to pursue any minor in the university or select six (6) courses from the list below:

  • Any Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology courses, and/or any of the following*:
  • ENG 317 — Cross-Cultural Literatures and Contexts
  • ENG 383 — American Women Writers
  • ENG 423 — Contemporary African-American Novelists
  • ENG 462 — Gay and Lesbian Film and Literature
  • LIT 382 — Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • GEO 200 — Human Geography
  • GEO 305 — Environmental Economic Geography
  • PCH 270 — Stress Management
  • PCH 280 — Human Sexuality
  • PCH 349 — Men’s Health
  • PCH 450 — Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • PHI 207 —The Religious Dimension of Human Existence
  • PHI 310 — Women, philosophy, and Science
  • PHI 355 — Philosophy of Religion
  • PHI 375 — Philosophies of Political and Social Change
  • WMS/COM 312 — Communication and Gender
  • WMS/PSC 320 — Gender and Politics
  • WMS/PCH 350 — Women’s Health Consciousness

*Note: Some cognates have prerequisite requirements that need to be met prior to enrolling in the course. Additional courses may be selected with the approval of the adviser.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).