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Social Work (B.S.W.) (Fall 2008)

Administered by Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

Effective Fall 2008

Admission to the major. The department determines who is eligible to enter Social Work based on an admissions procedure. A minimum grade point average of 2.20 is required, and a grade of C or higher in prerequisite courses 133 and 297 See program website for details.

Progression in the major. In order to progress within the program, students must earn a minimum grade of C in 221, 250, 334, 450, 452, 453, and 498 Student status in the program will be reviewed prior to enrollment in 497, Social Work Field Education

Dismissal from the major. Because the BSW is a professional degree, the faculty reserve the right to counsel or dismiss any student who does not satisfy the professional and personal standards on performance, conduct/behavior, emotional self-control and self-understanding, and communication skills. See program website for details.

For information about admission criteria and details on the course sequence, see Sharon C. Lyter, director of the social work program. Required courses for this degree program include:

General Education

Any statistics course (minimum 3 credits) from the Social Sciences or Mathematics, or as approved by the BSW Program Director

44.120 United States Government

45.211 Principles of Sociology

48.101 General Psychology

48.210 Life-Span Psychology

50.101 Human Biology I

Courses Required Prior to Application for Admission

49.133 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

49.297 Introductory Practice Experience in Social Work

Substantive Core Courses, Required

49.221 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

49.250 Research Methods for Generalist Social Work Practice

49.334 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

49.450 Social Work Practice with Groups and Groups at Risk

49.452 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

49.453 Social Welfare Policy and Services

49.497 Social Work Field Education

49.498 Integrative Senior Seminar in Social Work

Elective Courses

49.236 Child Welfare (note that this is a prerequisite for those enrolling in CWEB - Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates)

49.451 Family Counseling

49.455 Behavioral Health and Generalist Social Work

49.456 Social Work and Issues of Aging