The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) comprises of 120 credit hours. Courses are offered in an 8 week session blended FASTRACK Saturday morning format.
Major Courses (41 credit hours)
SOWK 200 Introduction to Social Work
SOWK 201 Social Welfare and Social Work I
SOWK 301 Social Work with Individuals & Families I
SOWK 302 Social Work with Individuals & Families II
SOWK 303 Social Work Groups
SOWK 305 Human Behavior Social Environment I
SOWK 307 Policies & Strategies of Community Intervention
SOWK 330 Social Work Practice I*
SOWK 340 Social Work Practice II*
SOWK 350 Integrative Practice Seminar
SOWK 370 Intersection of Oppression, Privilege & Diversity
SOWK 390 Methods of Social Work
SOWK 501 Human Behavior Social Environment II
*Requirements for Field Placement: All students who plan to graduate with a BSW must fulfill the requirement of a one-year practicum, designed and approved by the School of Social Work, in a community agency during their senior year. Information regarding the practicum can be found at this link. All students must meet with Jeanne Sokolec, BSW Director, in their first semester of the program, to determine a graduation plan.
Social Science Elective (9 credit hours)
Each student must take 3 Social Science elective courses from the following disciplines: PSYC (psychology), SOCL (sociology), PLSC (political science), SOWK (social work), URB (urban studies), WSGS (women studies gender studies), or CRMJ (criminal justice). The Social Science elective requirement can be satisfied entirely with transfer credit.
SCPS Courses (9 credit hours)
CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development
Social Work students will be waived from CPST 397 Capstone.
The number of hours remaining toward Core requirements can vary due to transfer credit. Learn More
Mission Specific Requirements
Mission specific requirements can vary from 0 to 15 credit hours based on your prior credit. Learn More
General Elective Requirements
Students may have some general elective coursework to complete if their transfer credit and remaining required hours (Core, mission specific, major, etc.) do not total 120. Learn More
Course descriptions are available on LOCUS
Select the “Guest Access to LOCUS” link found directly below the “Sign In” button and choose “Browse the Course Catalog” link to search for a course and view the description.
Course Rotation Schedules
Please use the course rotation schedules below as a guide to plan out when you will take future classes. We will make every attempt to adhere to this schedule but please understand that scheduling is subject to change.