Because the Bachelor of Science in social work is a professional degree, students must successfully complete the prescribed application process to advance from Core/Foundation Curriculum to the Professional Curriculum. To complete the Professional Curriculum and attain the B.S.S.W. degree, students must continually meet standards representing professional competence.
Social Work Classification
Acceptance to the Social Work Professional Curriculum
Students must successfully complete a formal application process to enter Professional Curriculum. The application process includes the following:
(1) certification from a School of Social and Behavioral Sciences academic advisor that the criteria to apply have been met,
(2) a written assessment of writing skills and self-awareness; and (3) a recommendation by the social work faculty.
To complete the Bachelor of science in social work you must complete 77 semester hours of course work, including 46 semester hours of required social work courses, 3 hours of social work electives; and 28 hours of required courses from other school disciplines. Social work students are not required to complete a minor.
Required course work includes acquisition of social work knowledge, values, and skills essential to social work practice, research, and policy. The curriculum culminates with a full-time, one-term field practicum.
One of the following courses in minority studies:
SOC 220 Women and Men: Changing Gender Roles
SOC 250 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 490 Independent Study: Sociology
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
BY 101 Topics in Contemporary Biology and
BY 102 Topics in Contemporary Biology Lab OR
BY123 Introductory Biology
CS101 Fluency with Information Technology
EC 110 Economics and Society OR EC 211 Principles of Macroeconomics
HY 121 The United States since 1877
PSC 101 Introduction to American Government OR
PSC 221 American State and Local Government
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
Students must also complete the following courses in social work:
An additional 3 semester hours of social work as an elective.