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SCWK 2133 Introduction to Social Work
SCWK 3193 Human Diversity & Social Work
PLSC 2003 American National Government
PSYC 2003 General Psychology
SOCI 2133 General Sociology
BIOL 1543/1541L or Principles of Biology
ANTH 1013/1011L Biological Anthropology
SCWK 4093 Human Behavior and Social Environment I
SCWK 4153 Social Welfare Policy
COMM 1313 Communications
Statistics (SOCI 3303/3301L, STAT 2303, or ESRM 2403)
SCWK 4073 Social Work Research/Technology
SCWK 4333 Social Work Practice I
SCWK 4103 Human Behavior and Social Environment II
SCWK 4343 Social Work Practice II
SCWK 4733 Social Work Practice III
SCWK 4434 Social Work Internship I
SCWK 4412 Field Seminar I
SCWK 4444 Social Work Internship II
SCWK 4422 Field Seminar II
SCWK Elective Select from Electives List (3 hr)
SCWK Elective Select from Electives List (3 hr)
Upper-level Social Science (3 hr)
Upper-level Social Science (3 hr)

* Six hours of 3000-4000 level social science electives to be selected from SOCI, PSYC, ANTH, PLSC, COMM, HIST, HESC, HUMN 425 and GEOS.

Additional Graduation Requirements:

3 – ENGL 2003 Advanced Composition or ENGL 2013 Essay Writing

3 - MATH 1203 or higher
6 – HIST 1113 and HIST 1123 World Civilization I and II

3 – PHIL 2003, Intro to Philosophy or 2013 Intro to Ethics
6 – Six hours of a single world language at the1013 Elementary II level or higher.


3163 On Death and Dying
3233 Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Delinquency
3633 Problems of Child Welfare
399V Independent Study Consent
4143 Addictions & The Family

4183 Social Work with Elders
4233 Seminar: Child & Family Services
496V Honors
405V Seminar: Special Topics in SCWK


The BSW program curriculum is organized around eight foundation areas of study: Human behavior and the Social Environment, Social Welfare Policy, Social Work Practice, Social Work Research, Field Internship, Social Work Values and Ethics, Diversity, and Populations-at-Risk/Social and Economic Justice. These eight areas build upon a liberal arts base to provide social work knowledge, values, skills, and supervised experience in generalist practice. These areas of study provide social work students with the necessary competencies to perform at the entry level of generalist social work practice. The curriculum consists of general education requirements, pre-requisites in the liberal arts and sciences, social work core (classroom and field) courses, and social work and social science electives. The following is a visual representation of the building blocks of the curriculum design.

Curriculum Hierarchy

*NOTE: Other social work requirements include 6 hours of social work electives and 6 hours of upper level social sciences. See the following pages for course pre-requisites.