Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Pre-requisite courses (62 credits)

SOWK 1000Social Work and Social Welfare

3 credits

SOWK 1500Social Work and Civic Engagement

3 credits

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

CMST 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

3000 or 4000 level Psychology course

3 credits

SOC 1010Introductory Sociology

3 credits

3000 or 4000 level Psychology Course

3 credits

PSCI 1100Introduction to American National Government

3 credits

ECON 1200An Introduction to the U.S. Economy

3 credits

HIST 1120American History since 1865

3 credits

SOWK 2120Race, Class and Gender in the United States

3 credits

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5 credits

Another Natural or Physical Science Course

3 credits

MATH 1310Intermediate Algebra

3 credits

SOWK 3000Applied Statistics and Data Processing in Public Sector

3 credits

Global Diversity

3 Credits

*Humanities

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:62

*Humanities: Courses may be chosen from Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion


Required Social Work Courses (44 credits)

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


SOWK 3010Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

3 credits

SOWK 3320Social Work Practice I

3 credits

SOWK 3890Writing for Social Work

3 credits

SOWK 3020Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

3 credits

SOWK 3350Social Work Practice II

3 credits

SOWK 3110Social Welfare Policy I

3 credits

SOWK 4360Social Work Practice III

3 credits

SOWK 4400Research Methods in Social Work Practice

3 credits

SOWK 4410Generalist SOWK Practicum I

5 credits

SOWK 4420Generalist SOWK Practicum II

5 credits

SOWK 4450Senior Social Work Seminar

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:35

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

SOWK 4010/SOWK 8016Social Work with American Indians

3 credits

SOWK 4020/SOWK 8026Social Work with the African American Family

3 credits

SOWK 4030/SOWK 8036Social Work with Latinos

3 credits

SOWK 4040/GERO 4690/GERO 8696/SOWK 8046Working with Minority Elderly

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

In addition, two of the following electives are required:

SOWK 4640Social Work in Child Welfare

3 credits

SOWK 4650Social Work in Mental Health and with Intellectual Disabilities

3 credits

SOWK 4800/SOWK 8806Social Work and the Law

3 credits

SOWK 4810/SOWK 8816Spirituality and Social Work Practice

3 credits

SOWK 4850/GERO 4850/GERO 8856/SOWK 8856Hospice & Other Services for the Dying Patient/Family

3 credits

SOWK 4860/SOWK 8866Women's Issues and Sexism: A Social Work Perspective

3 credits

SOWK 4890Special Studies in Social Work

1 - 4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Along with the 62 pre-requisite credits and the 44 credits required for the social work major, students will need to take an additional 14 credits of general electives to complete 120 credit hours in order to graduate.