Requirements

The Social Work department offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. Students with dual majors are required to complete the field practicum requirements and SW495.
 

Bachelor of Social Work — BSW (60 hours)

All of the following:

  • SW 202 Intro to Social Work 3 hours 
  • SW 235 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3 hours 
  • SW 236 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3 hours 
  • SW 331 SW Practice I: Micro Methods 3 hours 
  • SW 332 SW Practice II: Mezzo Methods 3 hours 
  • SW 333 SW Practice III: Macro Methods 3 hours 
  • SW 334 Social Welfare Policy and Service 3 hours 
  • SW 340 Working with Diverse Populations 3 hours 
  • SW 484 Social Work Research Methods and Statistical Concepts I 3 hours
  • SW 485 Social Work Research Methods and Statistical Concepts II 3 hours
  • SW 486-487 Social Work Field Practicum I & II 6/6 hours 
  • SW 488-489 Social Work Field Practicum Seminar I & II 2/2 hours 
  • SW 495 Integrative Seminar 1 hour 

Senior Comprehensive ePortfolio and Oral Examination

Required Supporting Courses (a passing grade is required in supporting courses)

  • BIO 105 Cells to Self 4 hours; 
    or BIO 106 Mendel, Darwin, and the World We Live In 4 hours 
    or another course substituted with permission from the student’s department advisor 
  • PSYC 156 Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems 3 hours; 
    or PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen 3 hours 

Two of the following: Other courses may be substituted with permission from the student’s departmental advisor.

  • SW 341 Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexuality Across the Lifespan 3 hours 
  • SW 342 Intercultural Leadership Development 3 hours 
  • SW 360 Health and Human Services Administration 3 hours 
  • SW 361 Budgeting and Financial Management for Health and Human Services Administration 3 hours 
  • SW 362 Perspectives in Gerontology 3 hours 
  • SW 363 Grant Writing for Health and Human Services Administration 3 hours 
  • SW 365 DSM-5 and Mental Health Issues Across the Lifespan 3 hours 
  • SW 370 Family Violence and Sexual Abuse Issues 3 hours 
  • SW 390 Special Topics in Social Work 3 hours 

It is recommended that students consult with their advisors and develop a long-range schedule as early as possible in their academic careers. Students interested in graduate education in social work (M.S.W. or Ph.D.), in joint graduate programs with law, public policy, public health, gerontology, or in criminal justice should work with their advisors to prepare for these career trajectories.