BSW Four Year Plan

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
The Arts - General Education 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SWK 200 Introduction to Social Work 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
Life Sciences (lab, excluding GLG) - General Education 4
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics
or ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics
3
General elective or course for minor 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SWK 213 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SWK 219 Human Diversity 3
SWK 300 Service Learning in Social Work 1
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
General elective or course for minor 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology 3
General elective or course for minor 4
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods
or SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research
3
Social work elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
Social work elective 3
General elective or course for minor 4
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

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

Tips for success 

  • Apply to the program during the spring semester of your sophomore year. 

  • Must obtain a “C” or higher in all SWK prefixed required courses. 

  • Formal admission into the BSW Program is required to enroll in SWK 306 and higher. 

  • Spring admission only.  Minor is not required. 

 

Degree plan last reviewed 06-14-2018.