Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Degree Requirements

Pre-requisite courses (58 credits)

SOWK 1000Social Work and Social Welfare

3

SOWK 1500Social Work and Civic Engagement

3

ENGL 1150English Composition I

3

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3

SOC 1010Introductory Sociology

3

PSCI 1100Introduction to American National Government

3

ECON 1200An Introduction to the U.S. Economy

3

HIST 1120American History since 1865

3

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5

Another Natural or Physical Science Course

3 Credits

MATH 1310Intermediate Algebra

3

CRCJ 3000Applied Statistics and Data Processing in the Public Sector

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:58

Humanities: Courses may be chosen from Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion ……………………….6 credits 

Required Social Work Courses (47 credits)

(must be formally admitted to SOWK to take these courses)

SOWK 2120Race, Class and Gender in the United States

3

SOWK 3010Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

3

SOWK 3320Social Work Practice I

3

SOWK 3890Writing for Social Work

3

SOWK 3020Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

3

SOWK 3350Social Work Practice II

3

SOWK 3110Social Welfare Policy I

3

SOWK 4360Social Work Practice III

3

SOWK 4400Research Methods in Social Work Practice

3

SOWK 4410Generalist Social Work Practicum I

5

SOWK 4420Generalist Social Work Practicum II

5

SOWK 4450Senior Social Work Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours:38

Students also choose one of the following four minority content courses:

SOWK 4010Social Work with American Indians

3

SOWK 4020Social Work with the African American Family

3

SOWK 4030Social Work with Latinos

3

SOWK 4040Working with Minority Elderly

3

Total Credit Hours:12

In addition, two of the following electives are required:

SOWK 4640Social Work in Child Welfare

3

SOWK 4650Social Work in Mental Health and with Intellectual Disabilities

3

SOWK 4800Social Work and the Law

3

SOWK 4810Spirituality and Social Work Practice

3

SOWK 4850Hospice & Other Services for the Dying Patient/Family

3

SOWK 4860Women's Issues and Sexism: A Social Work Perspective

3

SOWK 4890Special Studies in Social Work

1 - 4

Total Credit Hours:19-22

Along with the 58 pre-requisite credits and the 47 credits required for the social work major, students will need to take an additional 15 credits of general electives to complete 120 credit hours in order to graduate.