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Major in Social Work (BSW)

Major in Social Work (BSW)


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The social work major, leading to a bachelor of social work degree, consists of 53 credit units. Students majoring in social work are not required to have a minor program of study. Students must complete all required 300-level courses before proceeding to take 400-level senior courses.

Required courses: 53 credit hours

SW 330 Research Methods 1 (3)

SW 331 Law and Ethics (3)

SW 341 Social Policy & Services 1 (3)
SW 365 Generalist Social Work Practice 1 (3)

SW 366 Generalist SW Practice 2 (Interviewing & Assessment) (3)

SW 383 HBSE 3 (Human Diversity & Multicultural Theory) (3)

SW 385 HBSE 1 (Individual & Family Theories) (3)

SW 386 HBSE 2 (Group, Org, &   Com Theories) (3)

SW 430 Research Methods 2 (3)

SW 432 Field Practicum 1 (4)

SW 434 Field Practicum 2 (4)
SW 444 Case Management (3)

SW 451 Field Practicum Seminar 1 (1)

SW 452 Field Practicum Seminar 2 (1)

SW 465 Generalist Social Work Practice 3 (3)

SW 466 Generalist Social Work Practice 4 (Macro Practice) (3)

SW 468  Theories of SW Practice (3)

SW Electives: choose two courses (4)

Major Total: 53 credit hours

Core Total: 35 credit hours

Extended core:  5 credit hours

Proficiency/Electives to 120: 27 credit hours*


Total for degree: 120 credit hours

*A minor is not required. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The English and math proficiency courses do not count toward the university’s 120- credit degree. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

 

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