Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Social Work, B.S.W.

Curriculum

A. General Education Requirements (35 hours)

The following General Education courses are required for the major.
BIOL 100Principles of Biological Science

3

BIOL 100LPrinciples of Biological Science Lab

1

MATH 115College Algebra

3

SPAN 101Elementary Spanish

3

HIST 141History of World Civilization, 1500 to the Present

3

ECON 201Principles of Economics I

3

ENGL 201World Literature I

3

POLS 298American National Government

3

B. Major Requirements (45 hours)

All students declaring Social Work as their major must be formally admitted into the Social Work Program. Students should apply for formal admission during the spring semester of the sophomore year.  Admission requirements include the following:

  • Completion of ENGL 102 and 103, and SOWK 205 (with a "C" or higher);
  • Completion of BIO 100 or 207, SOC 201, and PSY 212;
  • Complete the Application for Admission;
  • Complete the Personal Statement (Writing Sample administered by the Social Work faculty);
  • Submit two (2) letters of Recommendation;
  • Have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 (or higher); and 
  • Agree to abide by University policies and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics


SOWK 205Introduction to Social Work

3

SOWK 210Fundamentals of Interviewing

3

SOWK 220Human Diversity

3

SOWK 247Rural Social Work Practice

3

SOWK 250Introduction to Social Welfare

3

SOWK 260Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: Childhood and Adolescence

SOWK 367Social Work Practice I: Individuals, Families, and Groups

3

SOWK 370Social Welfare Policy

3

SOWK 372Human Behavior in the Social Environment II: Adulthood

3

SOWK 390Research Methods in Social Work

3

SOWK 443Social Work Practice II: Organizations and Communities

3

SOWK 444Social Work Field Education and Seminar I

6

SOWK 445Social Work Field Education and Seminar II

6

Additional Requirements

  •  All Pre-Professional and Professional Social Work courses must be taken in sequence. 
  • Students must be admitted into the Social Work Program and have completed SOWK 205, 210, 220, 247, 250, and 260 with a "C" or higher prior to enrollment in the Professional Sequence Social Work courses.  
  • Students must also maintain a 2.50 GPA (or higher) to continue matriculating in the Professional courses. 
  • Students must complete an admission's process prior entering the Field Experience and Seminar courses.
  • Note: The Social Work Program does not grant course credit for employment/work experience.



C. Related Area Requirements (12 hours)

SOC 201Introduction to Sociology

3

PSY 212General Psychology

3

SOC 346Social Statistics

3

SOC 305Sociology of the African-American

3

OR

HIST 250African American History to 1877

3

D. Concentration Requirements (0 hours)

E. Free Electives (28 hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Curriculum Guide for Majors in Social Work

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENGL 102Composition I

3

MATH 115College Algebra

3

UNIV 110Freshman Seminar

1

HLTH 185Health Concepts

2

Physical Education Activity

1

Humanities and Fine Arts C

2

HIST 141History of World Civilization, 1500 to the Present

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ENGL 103Composition II

3

ECON 201Principles of Economics I

3

SOC 201Introduction to Sociology

3

UNIV 120Freshman Seminar II

1

BIOL 100Principles of Biological Science

3

BIOL 100LPrinciples of Biological Science Lab

1

Free Elective 1

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Sophomore Year

First Semester

ENGL 201World Literature I

3

SOWK 205Introduction to Social Work

3

SOWK 210Fundamentals of Interviewing

3

SOWK 220Human Diversity

3

SPAN 101Elementary Spanish

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

SOWK 250Introduction to Social Welfare

3

SOWK 260Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: Childhood and Adolescence

POLS 298American National Government

3

SOWK 247Rural Social Work Practice

3

PSY 212General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Complete Admission's Process

Junior Year

First Semester

SOWK 367Social Work Practice I: Individuals, Families, and Groups

3

SOWK 370Social Welfare Policy

3

SOWK 372Human Behavior in the Social Environment II: Adulthood

3

SOC 346Social Statistics

3

SOC 305Sociology of the African-American

3

or

HIST 250African American History to 1877

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

SOWK 390Research Methods in Social Work

3

SOWK 443Social Work Practice II: Organizations and Communities

3

Free Elective

3

Free Elective

3

Free Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

First Semester

SOWK 444Social Work Field Education and Seminar I

6

Free Elective

3

Free Elective

3

Free Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

SOWK 445Social Work Field Education and Seminar II

6

Free Elective

3

Free Elective

3

Free Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 120

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Social Work Core Courses