BSW Four Year Plan

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 OR above – Quantitative Literacy 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
Life Science with Lab (excludes GLG) 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Humanities (choose one from Gen Ed.) 3
General elective 2

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
SWK 200 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 300 Service Learning in Social Work 1
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics
or ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics
3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
The Arts (choose one from Gen Ed.) 3
General Elective 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
SWK 213 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SWK 219 Human Diversity 3
Written Communication and Applied Learning (choose one from Gen Ed.) 3
Physical Science (choose one from Gen Ed.) 3
General elective 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
SWK 306 Introductory Skills in Generalist Social Work Practice 3
SWK 313 Social Justice 3
SWK 325 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
Public Issues (choose one from Gen Ed.) 3
PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology 3
General Elective 2

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
SWK 307 Social Work Practice with Individuals 3
SWK 314 Advanced Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SWK 326 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
SWK Elective 3
SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research
or PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods
3
General Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
SWK 418 Methods of Social Research in Social Work Practice 3
SWK 420 Social Work Practice with Groups and Families 3
SWK 430 Social Work Practice in Communities and Organizations 3
SWK Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours12
SWK 480 Social Work Integrative Seminar 3
SWK 490 Practicum in Social Work 9

Students must have a "C" or better in these courses to continue in the BSW program:

  • [SWK 200]
  • [SWK 213]
  • [SWK 219]

Formal Admission into the BSW Program is required to enroll in 300-Level SWK courses (with exception of [SWK 300])