Social Work Bachelor of Arts

Total Credit Hours: 128

Major Credit Hours: 48

Admission

Students interested in declaring a Social Work major must

  1. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  2. Have earned at least a “C” in each of the prerequisite courses listed below:

    78-100 Introduction to Social Work

    26-100 General Psychology

    20-100 Principles of Sociology

  3. Submit
    • An application form
    • A personal statement
    • Two letters of recommendation

Applications are submitted after the student has attained junior status and has completed general education requirements. The department will consider unique cases and can waive the requirement, however.

Please note: The Department of Social Work does not grant Social Work course credit for life experience or for previous work experience.

Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses (39)

78-100Introduction to Social Work

3

78-209Social Welfare Policy

3

78-215Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work Practice

3

78-250Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

3

78-251Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

3

78-302Practice 1: Methods of Interventions with Individuals

3

78-309Practice 2: Methods of Intervention with Families and Groups

3

78-310Practice 3: Methods of Intervention in Communities and Organizations

3

78-496Research in Social Work

3

78-497Field Work Seminar

3

78-498Field Work Internship

9

II. Choose Electives: (9)

Although the Department prepares students for general practice and for subsequent advanced study in specialized fields, students may choose electives reflecting their individual interests and ultimate career goals.

78-295Community Service Experience

3

78-300Chemical Dependency: Diagnosis and Treatment

3

78-304Crisis Intervention

3

78-312Loss and Mourning

3

78-314Social Services for Children and Adolescents

3

78-317Social Services for the Elderly

3

78-350-78-389Workshop in Social Work

1

A variety of focused and practical one-credit Workshops in Social Work are offered both Fall and Spring semesters. More than one workshop may be selected.

78-399Independent Study

1-3

A. The following general education courses are prerequisites for selected Social Work courses, as indicated in departmental course descriptions.

02-108Introduction to Human Biology

3

04-195The American Economy

3

-OR

04-200Basic Macroeconomics

3

10-112Introduction to Human Communication

3

15-330Ethics (Action and Values)

3

18-200American National Government

3

-OR

18-210State and Local Government

3

20-100Principles of Sociology

3

20-290Cultural Diversity and Intergroup Relations

3

26-100General Psychology

3

B. The following general education course should be taken by any student intending to seek the Master’s in Social Work:

26-303Statistics for the Social Sciences

3

III General Education Courses (27-30)

A. The following general education courses are prerequisites for selected Social Work courses, as indicated in departmental course descriptions.

02-108Introduction to Human Biology

3

04-195The American Economy

3

-OR

04-200Basic Macroeconomics

3

10-112Introduction to Human Communication

3

15-330Ethics (Action and Values)

3

18-200American National Government

3

-OR

18-210State and Local Government

3

20-100Principles of Sociology

3

20-290Cultural Diversity and Intergroup Relations

3

26-100General Psychology

3

B. The following general education course should be taken by any student intending to seek the Master’s in Social Work:

26-303Statistics for the Social Sciences

3

IV. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum for Social Work majors is satisfied by successful completion of 78-496 Research in Social Work (3) or 78-309 Practice II: Methods of Intervention with Families and Groups (3).