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B.S.W. in Social Work


The B.S.W. degree prepares students to work as generalist social workers in a variety of settings with individuals, families, groups, communities, or organizations.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

Goals/Mission Statement

To prepare competent and ethical generalist social workers, for scientific inquiry, who are leaders, committed to diversity and social and economic justice and the enrichment of quality of life with systems of all sizes and at all levels of society.

General Education Requirements

See the General Education/Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences.

An additional 18 hours is required in the following related subjects: 6 hours of history, PSY 311 (3 hours), POL 101 ( 3 hours), and 6 hours of social science electives (to be chosen from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology).

Course Requirements

Specific requirements for the major include SW 315, 316, 321, 322, 330, 335, 340, 417, 436, 437, 438, 450, 495, and 496.

Other Academic Requirements

A minimum grade of C is required in all social work courses. No student may enroll in a social work course until a minimum grade of C has been obtained in prerequisite courses. No social work course may be taken more than two times. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the 46-hour block of required professional (SW) courses in order for a student to graduate with this degree. Majors progress through the curriculum by passing courses in sequential fashion. Majors failing to reflect both an understanding and an endorsement of the Social Work Code of Ethics in course assignments, exams, and in required community service activities will be advised to seek another major.

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