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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work B.A./B.S.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/ Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

(May be either depending on option selected.)

Major in Social Work

(Major Code: 131)

University Core Curriculum Requirements

(Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” and “Curriculum Guide, Major in Social Work ” sections of this catalog.)


The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The principal educational objective of the program is to prepare students for employment as beginning, entry-level generalist practitioners. Preparation of students for graduate education is a secondary objective. Social work majors are urged to consult closely with program advisers to assure proper sequencing of courses and in selection of appropriate electives.

Social Work Requirements

At least six hours BIOL focusing on human biology and systems.

Three hours of upper-division non-SOCW elective hours from:

CRIJ, ECON, SCOM, SOCI, POSC, PSYC or other department by advisement.

For other electives to total 120 hours, students should consult faculty advisers.

Criteria for Admission into the Social Work Program

All students registering as social work majors will be considered pre-majors before they are officially admitted into the Social Work Program. Criteria for admission into the Social Work Program are*:

  1. Completion of the University’s core curriculum courses, including BIOL.
  2. Completion of the beginning-level social work courses—SOCW 2361 , SOCW 2315  and SOCW 3301 . A student must have earned a grade of “C” or better in the above three courses.
  3. An overall cumulative grade point of 2.25 or higher.
  4. An application for admission to the Social Work Program accompanied by (1) at least two letters of reference from people who can attest to the student’s desire and commitment to helping people, and (2) the student’s latest transcripts.
  5. Filing of a degree plan with the dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences.


*Exceptions to these criteria will be considered on an individual basis. A letter explaining the request must be submitted with the program application to be considered by the program committee.

Prerequisite for Advanced Work

Admission to the Social Work Program is a prerequisite for admission into SOCW 4383 , SOCW 4688  and SOCW 4698 . See individual course descriptions for additional prerequisite.


The Social Work Program does not offer a minor for students in other majors.

Curriculum Guide (suggested course sequence)

Major in Social Work

First Year

Semester 2: 16 hours

Second Year

Semester 1: 14-15 hours

Semester 2: 15 hours

Third Year

Fourth Year

Semester 1: 13-15 hours

Advising Services Degree Checklists

The following Degree Checklist is available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • Social Work B.A. or B.S.

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