Specific Requirements for Admission to the Social Work Major

Successful completion of SWK 261 Social Welfare Needs of Vulnerable Populations:Exploring Helping Role from Social Work Perspective, PSY 201 Introductory Psychology, SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society; a minimum GPA of 2.25; Admission to the department is selective and is based upon an application process that includes: the declaration of the major, a written application, and a personal interview. The application process must be completed before students may register for SWK 345 Practice I - Social Work with Individuals and Families and above.

Bachelor of Social Work degree course requirements: 32 Credits

Course Requirements
SWK 261Social Welfare Needs of Vulnerable Populations:Exploring Helping Role from Social Work Perspective3
SWK 275Human Behavior and the Social Environment4
SWK 298Economics, Policy and Social Welfare3
SWK 345Practice I - Social Work with Individuals and Families3
SWK 346Pre-Practicum1
SWK 359Practice II: Social Work with Groups3
SWK 435Practice III: Advocacy, Injustice, Oppression and Ethical Decision-making3
SWK 460Field Practicum Seminar I2
SWK 461Field Practicum I4
SWK 480Field Practicum Seminar II2
SWK 481Field Practicum II4
Total Credits32

CSWE standards require that social work majors enter their careers with solid foundations in relevant content areas. Students should, therefore, be alert to the following pre-requisite courses:

PSY 201Introductory Psychology3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society 13
Select one of the following: 17
Research Methods And Statistics I 1
Research Design for the Social Sciences
and Statistics for the Social Sciences

In order to be eligible for field placement a student must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.25 in all required courses for the Social Work major and must be certified ready for practicum.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite and required courses.

Students may be dropped from the Social Work Program if they receive below a “C” grade in required courses for the Social Work major.

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Students may take PSY 313 Research Methods And Statistics I or SOC 312 Research Design for the Social Sciences/SOC 314 Statistics for the Social Sciences or another statistics course to meet the requirement.