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 AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

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

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

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 Sociology class (including SOC transfer electives)
  • Any Anthropology class
  • Any Psychology class (including PSY transfer electives)
  • Any Women's Studies class
  • Any Public Health class
  • Any class from this list:
    • COM 150 — World of Communication
    • COM 210 — Human Communication
    • COM 225 — Interpersonal Communication
    • COM 300 — Organizational Communication
    • COM 302 — Relational Communication
    • COM 370 — Interpersonal Conflict and Communication
    • COM 375 — Family Communication
    • COM 387 — Communication Theory
    • COM 410 — Crisis and Communication
    • COM 440 — Cultural Influences on Communication
    • 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
    • EXS 380 — Sport Psychology
    • GEO 200 — Human Geography
    • GEO 305 — Environmental Economic Geography
    • GEO 405 — Environmental Justice
    • HON 494 — Honors Thesis Proposal
    • HON 495 — Honors Thesis
    • JRN 240 — Race and the News
    • LIT 382 — Contemporary Latin American Literature
    • MGT 418 — Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
    • PHI 207 —The Religious Dimension of Human Existence
    • PHI 220 — Ethics: Know Thyself
    • PHI 242 — Death and the Meaning of Life
    • PHI 310 — Women, Philosophy, and Science
    • PHI 325 — Bio-Ethics of the Life Sciences
    • PHI 327 — Moral Problems in the Law
    • PHI 355 — Philosophy of Religion
    • PHI 375 — Philosophies of Political and Social Change
    • PSC 150 — Thinking about Politics
    • PSC 200 — Political Change and Conflict 
    • PSC 214 — Everyday Politics of Speaking
    • REC 307 — Disabilities in Society
    • REC 311 — Introduction to Child Life Therapy
    • REC 312 — Therapeutic Play
    • REC 390 — Grant Writing
    • SED 225 — Intro to Exceptionalities
    • SED 235 — Early Child Special Ed. for the Exceptional Individual
    • SED 481 — Teaching Exceptional Students (Elementary)
    • SED 482 — Teaching Exceptional Students (Secondary)
    • SED 498 — Global Students in Special Ed. (Guatemala)
    • SHE 301 — Drug Education
    • SHE 302 — Mental Health Education

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.

FREE ELECTIVES

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