B.S.W. Bachelor of Social Work (SW.BSW)

Major Requirements/Social Work (43 credits)
SW-105Introduction to Social Work 13
SW-223Human Behavior and Social Environment 13
SW-342Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3
SW-342LSocial Work Practice with Individuals and Families Lab1
SW-409Social Work Research Methods3
SW-326Social Welfare Policy and Services3
SW-205Global Human Rights and Social Justice3
(Satisfies Global Understanding (GU) in General Education)
SW-344Social Work Practice with Communities3
SW-412Practice Evaluation in Social Work3
SW-341Social Work Practice with Groups3
SW-421Field Practice in Social Work6
SW-422Advanced Field Practice in Social Work6
SW-426Seminar in Social Work3
Interdisciplinary Requirements (33-36 credits)
PY-103Introduction to Psychology3
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
PS-101Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization3
or PS-103 American National Government
BE-200Economics for Social Science3
or SO-272 Economic Inequality
Select one of the following:3-6
Statistics with Applications
Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences
and Data Analysis for Social Work
(MA-105 or MA-151 satisfy Mathematics in General Education)
Select 6 credits in Psychology (PY) at the 200-level or higher6
SO-101Introduction to Sociology3
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
AN-103Cultural Anthropology3
Select 6 additional credits from Anthropology (AN), Sociology (SO), or Social Work (SW) at the 200-level or higher6
BY-105Introductory Biology and Human Development3
or BY-104 Human Biology
(Partially satisfies Natural Science (NS) in General Education)
Free Electives (11 credits) 2
Select up 11 credits of free electives 211
General Education Requirements (30 credits) 3
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 330
Total Credits120
1

With instructor's permission SW-105 Introduction to Social Work (3 cr.) and SW-223 Human Behavior and Social Environment (3 cr.) may be taken concurrently

2

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed. If you complete MA-105 and SW-411 then there are 11 available free credits. Taking MA-151 will allow 14 available free credits.

3

The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.

Sequence Chart

B.S.W. - Bachelor of Social Work

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
World Language Course (Gen*Ed)3SO-101 Introduction to Sociology (SS.SV)3
MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences or 151 (and SW-411 if taking MA-105 (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3AR, MU, TH, DA (Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT)3
SW-105 Introduction to Social Work3BY, CE, GL, GS, SC (Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS)3
PY-103 Introduction to Psychology (SS.SV)3HS-xxx (Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-2xx (Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3AN-200+, SO-200+ or SW-200+ elective3
AN-103 Cultural Anthropology3PY-200+ Elective3
PS-101 Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization or 1033IT-100 Information Technology3
BY-104 Human Biology or 105 (Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS)3SW-326 Social Welfare Policy and Services3
SW-223 Human Behavior and Social Environment3HU-201 Critical Discourse3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SW-205 Global Human Rights and Social Justice (GU)3Free Electives6
PY-200+ Psychology Elective3SW-342 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3
AN-200+, SO-200+ or SW-200+ Elective3SW-342L Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families Lab1
SW-341 Social Work Practice with Groups3SW-344 Social Work Practice with Communities3
Free Elective3SO-272 Economic Inequality or BE 2003
Semester Credits15Semester Credits16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SW-409 Social Work Research Methods3SW-412 Practice Evaluation in Social Work3
SW-411 Data Analysis for Social Work13SW-422 Advanced Field Practice in Social Work6
SW-421 Field Practice in Social Work6SW-426 Seminar in Social Work3
Free Elective22PR-xxx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
Semester Credits14Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120
1

SW-411 is only required if MA-105 was completed.

2

Additional 3 credits of free electives are required if MA-151 was completed during the Fall of Semester 1.

Notes

  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.