Social Work

B.S. in Social Work

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
Essential Studies Approved Lab Science 4
Essential Studies Approved Humanities course 3
 Credits16
Second Semester
POLS 115 American Government I 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Essential Studies Approved Fine Arts course 3
Essential Studies Approved Fine Arts or Humanities course 3
Essential Studies Elective 3
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
SWK 255 Introduction to Social Work 4
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Program Elective 3
Statistics Course 3
Program Elective 3
 Credits16
Second Semester
SWK 257 Human Behavior and the Socal Environment I 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credits15
Junior Year
First Semester
*Admission to the Social Work Program Required*  
SWK 317 Social Work Research 3
SWK 357 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
Social Work Elective See advisor for available options 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
SWK 424 Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 3
SWK 434 Generalist Social Work Practice with Task and Treatment Groups 3
Program Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credits15
Senior Year
First Semester
SWK 442 Social Policy 3
SWK 454 Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations 3
General Electives 10
 Credits16
Second Semester
SWK 481 Field Education I 5
SWK 482 Field Education Seminar I 1
SWK 483 Field Education II 5
SWK 484 Field Education Seminar II 1
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

This is a sample curriculum. Please consult with your advisor for course options.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.