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Sequence of Social Work Program Courses for Social Work Students   

The list of required, core social work courses for the B.S.W. includes the following (See below for a list of the entire four-year curriculum, including general education requirements):

Freshman Year

  • General Studies for Social Work Majors (GST) (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Social Work (SWK 255, 3 credits)

Sophomore Year

  • Social Work Oral Communication (SWK 257, 3 credits)
  • Social Work Written Communication (SWK 258, 3 credits)
  • Sophomore Seminar and Field Placement (SWK 260, 3 credits)

Junior Year

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment I and II (SWK 302 & 303, 6 credits)
  • Social Work Ethics (SWK 314, 3 credits)
  • Social Welfare Policy (SWK 311, 3 credits)
  • Social Work Research Methods I and II (SWK 309 & 310, 6 credits)
  • Social Work Practice I (SWK 324, 3 credits)
  • Social Discrimination (SWK 380, 3 credits)

Senior Year

  • Social Work Practice II (SWK 424, 3 credits)
  • Social Work Practice III (SWK 425, 3 credits)
  • Senior Seminar I and II and Field Placement I and II (SWK 426, 427, 428, & 429, 12 credits)

Electives

In addition, all social work students are required to supplement their curriculum with two interdisciplinary electives (in social work or other social sciences, 3 credits each) and two social work electives (3 credits each).  In the general education curriculum, social work majors are required to take a statistics class, an economics class, a psychology class, and a speech class.

Sequence of All Courses Required for B.S.W. Including General Education Requirements   

Freshman Year

(plus 40 hrs community service per semester)

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

English 101 or above*

3

English 102 or above*

3

Math 115 or above

3

Math 121 or above

3

Physical Ed 101 OR intercollegiate sport

1

CSC 160 (or higher keyboarding course)  (Keyboarding)

2

General Studies 004 Orientation                        

1

Speech 217 (Informative & Persuasive Speaking)

2

Health 101 Personal & Community Health

1

SWK 255 (Introduction to Social Work)*

3

Foreign Language 101or above

3

Foreign Language 102 or above          

3

History 145 OR 146 OR  201 OR 202

3

TOTAL HOURS  FOR SEMESTER

15

TOTAL HOURS  FOR SEMESTER

16

Sophomore Year

(plus 50 hrs community service per semester)

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

Sociology 200 (Principles of Sociology)

3

BIO 101 (Biology)

4

Psychology 101 (Gen Psychology 1) OR Psy  201

3

CCJ 335  OR Math 201 OR PSY 203 (Statistics)

3

Literature: Hum 225 or 226  (World Lit)

3

Literature: Hum  225 or 226 (World  Lit) OR Eng 323, 324, 328, 329, 354

3

Economics – 231 (Economics)

3

SWK 260 (Sophomore Field Placement and Seminar)* 100 hrs of field, 1 hour in classroom

3

SWK 257 (Oral  Communication Skills)

3

SWK 258 (Written  Communication Skills)

3

TOTAL HOURS  FOR SEMESTER

15

TOTAL HOURS  FOR SEMESTER

16

Junior Year   

(plus 60 hrs community service per semester)

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

SWK 302 (Human Behavior 1) *

3

SWK 303 (Human Behavior 2) *

3

Restricted Elective*

3

SWK 324 (Practice 1)*

3

SWK 311 (Social Welfare Policy) *

3

African American Heritage: Art 310; Rel 235; His 225 , 226; Eng 331, 337, 338; Mus 321, 333; 480; Nsc 290

3

SWK 314 (Ethics)*

3

SWK 380 (Social Discrimination)*

3

SWK 309 (Social Work Research 1)*

3

SWK 310 (Social Work Research 2)*

3

TOTAL HOURS  FOR SEMESTER

15

TOTAL HOURS  FOR SEMESTER

15

Senior Year

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

SWK 424 (Practice 2)*

3

SWK 425 (Practice 3)*

3

SWK 426 (Senior Field Placement 1)*

4

SWK 427 (Field Placement 2)*

4

SWK 428 (Senior Seminar 1)*

2

SWK 429 (Senior Seminar 2)*

2

Restricted Elective*/ Social Work Elective*

3

Social Work Elective*

3

Social Work Elective*

3

Free Elective

3

TOTAL HOURS  FOR SEMESTER

15

TOTAL HOURS  FOR SEMESTER

15

*Literature Classes: 6 cr required: Students must take either HUM 225 OR HUM 226; ENG 323, 324, 328, 329, 354
can be used as the other 3 cr, but student may take both HUM 225 & 226

*Restricted Electives: Courses in Criminal Justice, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology (beyond required level), Public Administration (American Government), Religion, Education, or Sociology (beyond required level)

*SWK Electives (when offered): SWK 290 (Interpersonal Conflict and Interpersonal Skills); SWK 306 (Substance Abuse); SWK 307 (At Risk Populations); SWK 350 (Social Work and Spirituality); SWK 360 (Health and Aging); SWK 370 (Child Welfare Policy); SWK 490 (Selected Topics such as Death & Dying, Community Organizing, Military, School-age Children); SWK 499 (Leadership Seminar)

*Social Work courses must be taken in sequence: 200 level courses must be taken before 300 level and 300 before 400 level. For all 2 part classes, the (1) class must be taken before the (2) class. 

*All SWK core courses and general education with (*) require a “C” or better for a final grade; all Social Work courses may only be repeated once.