B.S.W. Degree in Social Work

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 is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Core Requirements

Students must obtain a grade of C- or higher in all courses listed.

SW 250 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (3)
SW 330 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)
SW 400 Research Methods in Social Work (3)
SW 420 Generalist Practice: Individuals (3)
SW 430 Generalist Practice: Families (3)
SW 440 Generalist Practice: Groups (3)
SW 450 Generalist Practice: Communities and Organizations (3)
SW 460 Social Policy and Policy Practice (3)
SW 469 Internship (12)
SW 470 Senior Seminar (3)

Related Requirements ( 28 credits )
Students must obtain a grade of C- or higher in all related requirements.

BIOL 104 Human Biology (3)
ECON 100 The American Economy (3)
PARA 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 120 Social Psychology (3)
SOC 350 Methods and Statistics for Social Research (4)

Restricted Electives

In addition to the required courses, students must take one restricted elective at the 300 or 400-level chosen from the list below. Students must obtain a grade of C- or higher in their restricted 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)
SW 499 Social Work Workshops (1-3)


Students must take one additional elective. Students may take an additional restricted elective, an elective 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.

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)
PSY 463 Abnormal Psychology (3)
SOC 219 Sociology of Sexual Behavior (3)
SOC 310 Dominant-Subordinate Group Relations (3)
SOC 333 Sociology of Gender (3)
SOC 334 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues (3)
SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)