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[School of Social Work]

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The following courses are required for the B.S.W. degree and include University Core Curriculum requirements as well as the state's general education requirements. Students must complete the foreign language (FL) requirement. (See "Core Curriculum" in this catalog.)

Course Hours
ANT 100, ANT 102, or ANT 103 3
BER 345 or other statistics course 3
BSC 109 with lab (N) 4
EC 111 (SB)2 3
EN 101 and EN 102, or EN 101 and EN 103 (FC) 6
HY 101 or HY 102 Western civilization (HI)1 3
PY 101 (SB) 3
PY 358 3
SOC 101 (SB) 3
SOC 205 or PY 372 3
SW 100 3
SW 200 3
SW 351 3
SW 401 (W) 3
SW 410 3
SW 411 3
SW 420 3
SW 440 (W), SW 441, and SW 442 9
SW 443 2
SW 490 10
Fine arts (FA) 3
Foreign language (FL) 4-8
Free electives 11-15
Humanities (HU) or fine arts (FA) or literature electives (L)1 6
Literature (L)1 3
Mathematics (MA)3 3
Natural science with lab (N) 4
Social work electives (two courses) 6
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Total: 120

1Students must have a two-course sequence in either HI or L.
2EC 110 is the prerequisite for EC 111.
3Note that math courses have prerequisites that must be met.

A student may choose to vary the sequence of courses outside the School of Social Work and take some electives in the freshman and sophomore years. However, EN 101 and EN 102, the freshman composition courses, must be taken in the freshman year. A student may be able to take fewer hours than the 15-16 hours per semester by going to summer session.

Suggested Course Sequence
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
 
First Semester
Course Hours
EN 101 3
PY 101 3
SW 100 3
Foreign language 3-4
Mathematics above MATH 100 3
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15-16
Second Semester
Course Hours
ANT 100, ANT 102, or ANT 103 3
EN 102 or EN 103 3
SOC 101 3
Fine arts (FA) 3
Foreign language 3ญญ-4
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15-16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester
BSC 109 with lab 4
EC 110* or elective 3
HY 101 or HY 102 3
SW 200 3
Literature (L) course 3
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16
Second Semester
EC 111 3
SOC 205 or PY 372 3
(HI) or (L) course 3
Natural science with lab 4
Social work elective 3
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16
*EC 110 is a prerequisite for EC 111.
 
JUNIOR YEAR
First Semester
Statistics 3
PY 358* 3
SW 410 3
SW 351 3
SW 440 3
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15
Second Semester
SW 401 3
SW 411 3
SW 441 3
SW 442 3
(HU), (FA), or (L) course 3
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15
 
SENIOR YEAR
First Semester
SW 490 10
SW 443 2
SW 420 3
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15
Second Semester
Free elective or (HU)/(FA) course 3
Free electives 5-7
Social work elective 3
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11-13

*Social work majors are permitted to take PY 358 without having completed the usual 6 hours of prerequisites.

Social work electives. The courses listed below may be used to earn the required hours of social work electives. Students also may choose undergraduate social work electives offered during the Interim term.

SW 206 Growing Old in America
SW 208 Juvenile Delinquency: Causes, Control, and Services
SW 210 Family and Child Welfare
SW 212 Death, Dying, and Bereavement
SW 300 Special Topics
SW 416 Understanding Human Sexuality
SW 498 Independent Study

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