Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, B.S.W.

B.S.W. degree program

Total hours required: 63


A distributive social science minor requirement, built into the major, is met with required courses in biology, psychology and sociology.

Under the supervision of the social work faculty, social work practicums SW 3633  and SW 491B  are completed in an approved social work agency during the senior year. Application for admission to Social Work SW 3633  and SW 491B  must be made at the beginning of the semester preceding placement. (The social work program does not grant academic credit, course waivers or field practicum credit for life experience or previous work experience, per CSWE curriculum policy requirements.)

Social work majors earn the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree, rather than the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees. This means that social work students do not need the extra math or science hours required for the B.S. degree or the foreign language hours required for the B.A. degree.

For social work majors, a letter grade of “C” or higher in each social work course is required to proceed to subsequent course work. For other academic requirements, consult the Social Work Student Handbook which may be obtained from the Department of Social Work and Sociology.