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Social Work (B.S.W.)

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

BIOLOGY.101 Human Biology I

POLISCI.120 United States Government

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

PSYCH.210 Life-Span Psychology

SOC.211 Principles of Sociology

Courses Required Prior to Application for Admission

SOCWORK.133 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

SOCWORK.297 Introductory Practice Experience in Social Work

Substantive Core Courses, Required

SOCWORK.221 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SOCWORK.250 Research Methods for Generalist Social Work Practice

SOCWORK.334 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

SOCWORK.450 Social Work Practice with Groups and Groups at Risk

SOCWORK.452 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

SOCWORK.453 Social Welfare Policy and Services

SOCWORK.497 Social Work Field Education

SOCWORK.498 Integrative Senior Seminar in Social Work

Elective Courses

SOCWORK.236 Child Welfare (note that this is a prerequisite for those enrolling in CWEB - Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates)

SOCWORK.451 Family Counseling

SOCWORK.455 Behavioral Health and Generalist Social Work

SOCWORK.456 Social Work and Issues of Aging