Social Work, B.S.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall and a 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit (General Education Requirements). Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


GPA of 2.75 in Social Work courses Required

SWK 200 - Introduction to Social Work
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 376Introduction to Social Work Practice
SWK 377Social Work Practice with Groups
SWK 378Social Work Practice with Community and Organizations
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 382Social Work Practice with Older Adults

Non-Course Requirements
400-hour internship


MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)*

To fulfill the remaining 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.