This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)|
|Minors:||Aging Studies Interdisciplinary|
|Department:||Building 85, Room 133|
|College:||Education and Professional Studies|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
The BSW in Social Work, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, prepares students to enter beginning professional social work practice.
In addition to the University’s general requirements, students seeking the BSW in Social Work must meet the requirements listed below. Consult with your academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.
The program requires 45 sh in social work courses and 3 sh of prescribed major-related courses and includes two field experiences. A practicum is part of the Introduction to Generalist Practice course, taken in the student’s second term. This course introduces the student to agency practice. A field placement is part of the senior Field Instruction course. Please contact the department for information on prerequisites and additional requirements.
All Social Work courses must be completed with at least a “C” to be counted toward completion of the degree requirements. No prior work or volunteer experience can be accepted for academic credit.
Because this is a professional preparation program, the department has an application for the Field Instruction courses SOW 4510 Social Work Field Instruction and SOW 4522 Senior Seminar. After declaring the Social Work major with the University, students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better in both academic and practice components and complete and submit the Field Instruction application packet.
|SOW 3103||Human Behavior in Social Environment||3|
|SOW 3113||Human Behavior in Organizations and Communities||3|
|SOW 3203||Introduction to the Field of Social Work||3|
|SOW 3313||Work With Individuals||3|
|SOW 3322||Work With Groups||3|
|SOW 3350||Interviewing and Recording||3|
|SOW 3503||Introduction to Generalist Practice||3|
|SOW 4232||Introductory Analysis of Social Service Policy||3|
|SOW 4233||Human Diversity and Social Justice||3|
|SOW 4403||Social Work Research Foundations||3|
Social work majors who have been inactive for three years prior to field placement will be subject to faculty review and may be subject to repeating their practice courses. Students must complete courses required for graduation within five years of entry in the major (usually the junior year) with no less than nine credits completed in any one year.