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:
    SCWK 10000 Introduction to Social Work
    PSYC 10000 General Psychology
    SOCI 10000 Principles of Sociology

3. Be registered for SCWK 30200 Practice 1: Methods of Interventions with Individuals in order to apply for the program.

4. Submit:
    An application form

Applications are submitted after the student has attained junior status (59 to 89 credit hours) and has completed general education requirements. The department will consider unique cases and can waive the requirement.

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

Degree Requirements

Program: BA-SCWK-3

I. Core Courses (39)

SCWK-10000Introduction to Social Work

3

SCWK-20900Social Welfare Policy

3

SCWK-21500Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work Practice

3

SCWK-25000Human Behavior and the Social Environment 1

3

SCWK-25100Human Behavior and the Social Environment 2

3

SCWK-30200Practice 1: Methods of Intervention with Individuals

3

SCWK-30900Practice 2: Methods of Intervention with Families and Groups

3

SCWK-31000Practice 3: Methods of Intervention in Communities and Organizations

3

SCWK-49600Research in Social Work

3

SCWK-49700Field Work Seminar

3

SCWK-49800Field Work Internship

9

II. 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.
SCWK-29500Community Service Experience

3

SCWK-30000Chemical Dependency: Diagnosis and Treatment

3

SCWK-30400Crisis Intervention

3

SCWK-31200Loss and Mourning

3

SCWK-31400Social Services for Children and Adolescents

3

SCWK-31700Social Services for the Older Adults

3

SCWK-41400Child Welfare: History, Theory, and Practice

3

SCWK-41500Child Welfare Practice in Applied Contexts

3

SCWK-39900Independent Study

1-3

SCWK-36200Workshop: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Advocacy: A Social Work Perspective

1

SCWK-36300Workshop: Adolescent Substance Use

1

SCWK-36401Workshop: Working with At-Risk Youth

1

SCWK-36402Workshop: Child Sexual Abuse in the Organizational Context

1

SCWK-36403Workshop: Chicago: The Urban Environment as Policy Text

1

SCWK-36404Workshop: Social Work and the Catholic Social Tradition

1

SCWK-35600Workshop: Social Work with Latino/a Clients

1

SCWK-35700Workshop: Interventions with Families

1

SCWK-36000Workshop: Problems in Intimate Relationships

1

SCWK-36500Workshop: Exploring Gender Differences

1

SCWK-36900Workshop: Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees

1

SCWK-37000Workshop: Understanding and Working with Client Resistance

1

SCWK-37100Workshop: School Social Worker

1

SCWK-37200Workshop: Self-care for the Helping Professional

1

(Social Work majors may take up to 3 credit hours in workshops to count towards the required 9 social work elective hours.)

III. General Education Courses

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

BIOL-10800Introduction to Human Biology

3

ECON-20000Basic Macroeconomics

3

COMM-11200Introduction to Human Communication

3

PHIL-33000Ethics

3

POLS-20000American National Government

3

-OR

POLS-21000State and Local Government

3

SOCI-10000Principles of Sociology

3

SOCI-29000Diversity and Social Justice

3

PSYC-10000General Psychology

3

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

PSYC-30300Statistics for the Social Sciences

3

IV. Advanced Writing Requirement (3)

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
SCWK-30900Practice 2: Methods of Intervention with Families and Groups

3

-OR

SCWK-49600Research in Social Work

3