Jul 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, B.S.W.

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Degree and Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  courses 41 Credit Hours 1
  • Social Work core courses 44 Credit Hours
  • Social Work electives at the 300/400 level 6 Credit Hours
  • Electives 31-34 Credit Hours
Total: 120 Credit Hours


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements

Total: 50 Credit Hours

Additional Information

The minimum requirement for the B.S.W. degree is completion of the General Education requirements, 44 credit hours of core social work courses, prerequisite courses as specified in course descriptions and elective hours, six of which must be in social work at the 300/400 level, for a total of 120 credit hours. If a grade of “C” (2.0) or above is not achieved the first time a social work course is taken, the student may repeat the course only once. All social work majors are expected to abide by the NASW Code of Ethics. Additionally, all majors participate in social work student outcome assessment measures.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

Total: 27-33 Credit Hours

Total: 27-33 Credit Hours

Third Year

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Total: 32 Credit Hours


1 Certain General Education courses may also meet prerequisite requirements for social work courses. Pay close attention to General Education requirements when selecting the following courses: MATH 220 , Cluster 3; ANTH 195 , POSC 225  and SOCI 110 , Cluster 4; PSYC 101  or PSYC 160 , Cluster 5.
2 Check prerequisite requirements.

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