BSW Degree in Social Work {23-24}

B.S.W. Degree in Social Work

To receive the BSW Degree in Social Work, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits with a 2.5 MSUM GPA or higher and a 2.5 GPA or higher in coursework for major are required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
  • Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
  • Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  • Engage diversity and differences in practice.
  • Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
  • Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
  • Respond to contexts that shape practice.
  • Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Program Delivery Mode
Online Plus: offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections

Core Requirements ( 40 credits )

Students must obtain a grade of C- or higher in all courses listed and earn a 2.5 GPA in all core coursework.

SW 250 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (3)
SW 405 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)
SW 415 Research Methods in Social Work (3)
SW 420 Generalist Practice: Individuals (3)
SW 432 Generalist Practice: Families (3)
SW 442 Generalist Practice: Groups (3)
SW 450 Generalist Practice: Communities and Organizations (3)
SW 460 Social Policy and Policy Practice (3)
SW 468 Orientation to Internship (1)
SW 469 Internship (12)
SW 492 Field Supervision and Integrative Seminar (3)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
SW 415 Research Methods in Social Work (3) or SW 460 Social Policy and Policy Practice (3)

Related Requirements ( 25 credits )

Students must obtain a passing grade in all related requirements.

BIOL 104 Human Biology (3)
ECON 100 The American Economy (3)
POL 470 Government Benefits (3)
POL 120 American National Government and Politics (3)
PSY 113 General Psychology (3)
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology (3)
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)  
SOC 350 Methods and Statistics for Social Research (4)

Restricted Electives ( 3 credits )

Students must take one elective. Students may take a course chosen from the list below, or a different elective approved by the student's advisor. Students must obtain a grade of C- or higher in their elective.

SW 308 Social Gerontology (3)
SW 402 Child Welfare Services (3)
SW 410 Gerontology: Policy and Practice (4)
SW 411 Chemical Dependency (3)
SW 431 Readings in Social Welfare (2-3)
SW 490 Topics in Social Work (1-3)
SW 497 Independent Study (1-3)
AMCS 372 Dynamics of Prejudice and Oppression (3)
BIOL 300 Biology of Women (3)
ECON 305 The Economics of Poverty, Discrimination, and Inequality (3)
POL 340 Public Administration (3)
POL 341 Public Policy (3)
PSY 463 Advanced Psychopathology (3)
SOC 219 Sociology of Sexual Behavior (3)
SOC 310 Dominant-Subordinate Group Relations (3)
SOC 333 Sociology of Gender (3)
SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)