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.)
|Two of the following courses1||6|
|ANT 100, ANT 102, ANT 103, ANT 270, EC 110, EC 111, GY 105,
GY 110, PSC 101, PSC 103, PSC 211, or a freshman seminar,
with advisor's approval
|Statistics (BER 345, CJ 381, PY 211, or ST 260)||3|
|BSC 108 or BSC 109 with lab (N)||4|
|COM 123 (H)||3|
|EN 101 and EN 102, or EN 101 and EN 103 (FC)||6|
|HY 101 or HY 102 Western civilization (HI)2||3|
|PY 101 (SB)||3|
|SOC 101 (SB)||3|
|SOC 205 or PY 372||3|
|SW 401 (W)||3|
|SW 440 (W), SW 441, and SW 442||9|
|Fine arts (FA)||3|
|Foreign language (FL)||4–8|
|Humanities (HU) or fine arts (FA) or literature electives (L)2||3|
|Natural science with lab (N)||4|
|Social work electives (two courses)||6|
2Students must have a two-course sequence in either HI or L.
3Math 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.
|Sample Course Sequence|
Social work electives. Enrollment in social work electives is open to all University students. Electives vary with semester and year. Some may be offered during Interim session. The following courses are among those typically offered during a two-year period.
- 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 (e.g., psychopathology, post-traumatic stress,
forensic social work, international social work)
- SW 416 Understanding Human Sexuality
- SW 498 Independent Study