Social Work, Bachelor - SW

Major Requirements (60 Hours)

Required
SW 202Introduction to Social Work3
SW 235Human Behavior and the Social Environment I3
SW 238Introduction to Peace Studies: Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution3
SW 331Social Work Practice I: Micro Methods: Individuals and Families3
SW 332Social Work Practice II: Mezzo Methods: Small and Large Groups3
SW 333Social Work Practice III: Macro Methods: Communities, Organizations, and Societies3
SW 334Social Welfare Policy and Service3
SW 340Working with Diverse Populations3
SW 484Social Work Research Methods and Statistical Concepts I3
SW 485Social Work Research Methods and Statistical Concepts II3
SW 486
SW 487
Social Work Field Practicum I
and Social Work Field Practicum II
12
SW 488
SW 489
Social Work Practicum Seminar I
and Social Work Practicum Seminar II
4
SW 495Integrative Seminar1
Senior Comprehensive e-Portfolio and Oral Examination
Required Supporting Courses 1
Science course4
PSYC 156Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems3
or PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen
Electives
Select two of the following or other courses with permission from the student's departmental advisor:6
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality Across the Lifespan
Intercultural Leadership Development
Living Fully, Dying Well: Exploring Loss, Grief and Death Across the Lifespan
Health and Human Services Administration
Budgeting and Financial Management for Health and Human Services Administration
Perspectives in Gerontology
Grant Writing for Health and Human Services Administration
DSM-5 and Mental Health Issues Across the Lifespan
Family Violence and Sexual Abuse Issues
Special Topics in Social Work
Total Credits60
It is recommended that students consult with their advisors and develop a long­-range schedule as early as possible in their academic careers. 
Students interested in graduate education in social work (M.S.W. or Ph.D.), in joint graduate programs with law, public policy, public health, gerontology, or in criminal justice 
should work with their advisors to prepare for these career trajectories.

Advanced Writing Proficiency 

To fulfill the College’s Advanced Writing Proficiency requirement, each student is evaluated through materials presented during her senior year.

Senior Comprehensive

The Senior Comprehensive in Social Work is fulfilled by the Senior Comprehensive e-Portfolio and the Senior Comprehensive Oral Examination which demonstrates the student’s competency in the required curriculum areas. Because of the professional nature of the Social Work major, a student who plans to complete a dual major in Social Work and another discipline may do so only on the condition that she completes SW 495 Integrative Seminar and the Social Work Senior Comprehensive e-Portfolio and the Senior Comprehensive Oral Examination.