Social Work Major (Bachelor of Social Work)

Students enrolled in the professional curriculum must complete a total of 192 quarter hours, including the general studies requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree, the core requirements (66 quarter hours) in the areas of social work, sociology, and psychology, and cognates (34 quarter hours) in economics, human biology, and political science. The core requirements include 12 hours of field practicum the senior year, which involves 420 clock hours in a supervised professional social work practice setting. In addition, SOWK 495, Colloquium, is required of all junior and senior social work majors while in residence. Senior students are required to complete a social work portfolio. Grades in core requirements and cognates must be no lower than C-.

Core Requirements:

SOWK 260Human Behavior and The Social Environment I

3

SOWK 261Human Behavior and The Social Environment II

3

SOWK 264Introduction to Social Work

4

SOWK 266Historical Development of Social Welfare

4

SOWK 371Social Work Practice With Individuals

4

SOWK 372Social Work Practice With Small Groups

4

SOWK 373Social Work Practice With Couples and Families

4

SOWK 375Policy and Advocacy Practice for Social Justice

3

SOWK 465Social Work Practice With Organizations and Communities

4

SOWK 466Comparative Theories of Social Work Practice

3

SOWK 490Field Education

12

SOWK 491Social Work Capstone

2

SOWK 495Colloquium

0

Electives

16

Total Credit Hours:66

SOWK 495: Three colloquia required.

Electives may be chosen from classes with the following prefixes: SOWK (minimum of 6 credits), SOCI, CORR, ANTH. A maximum of 8 credits of electives may also be chosen from PSYC 215,216,247, 344, 370, 373, 447, 466, 492, ENVI 151 or ENVI 385.

Cognates:

PSYC 130General Psychology

4

SOCI 204General Sociology

4

SOCI 234Current Social Problems

4

SOCI 236Privilege and Oppression

4

SOCI 451Research Methods

4

SOCI 452Research Practicum I

1

SOCI 453Research Practicum II

1

PLSC 224American Government

4

Choose one of the following: (4)

ECON 204Fundamentals of Economics

4

ECON 211Principles of Macroeconomics

4

HIST 359The American Economy

4

Choose one of the following: (4)

BIOL 105Contemporary Biology

4

BIOL 121Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 141General Biology

4

8 credits from one laboratory science sequence are required for general studies.