Academic Program

Bachelor of Science in Social Work

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The social work major is four-year undergraduate program offering theoretical and practical learning experience designed to prepare students for entry level professional social work practice and/or graduate level education. Successful students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in social work. Using a generalist approach, the curriculum is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for practice at the entry level of the social work profession.


Courses (37 Semester hours)

SOWK 200 Introduction to the Profession of Social Work
SOWK 201 Social Welfare Policy I
SOWK 202 Social Welfare Policy II
SOWK 301 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SOWK 302 Social Work Research
SOWK 400 Social Work Methods I
SOWK 401 Social Work Methods II
SOWK 402 Field Instruction I (and Seminar)
SOWK 403 Field Instruction II (and Seminar)
SOWK 404 Social and Ethical Issues Seminar


Core Electives (9 semester hours of the following)

SOWK 303 Poverty: Myths and Realities
SOWK 305 Social Work with Children
SOWK 306 Social Work with Black Families
SOWK 307 Social Work in the Health Field
SOWK 308 Realities of Aging
SOWK 309 Social Work and Addictions
SOWK 310 Law and Social Work
SOWK 311 Social Work in Corrections
SOWK 312 Religion, Spirituality and Helping Profession
SOWK 406 Social Work with Communities
SOWK 407 Male-Female Relationships
SOWK 499 Selected Readings (Seniors Only, with permission from Chair)


Related Requirements (36 semester hours)

ENGL 210 Intro to English Grammar or
ENGL 361 Technical and Report Writing
GOVT ___ Government Elective
PSYC 204 Elementary Statistics in Psychology or
SOCI 309 Sociology
PSYC 410 Group Dynamics
SOCI 310 Race/Ethnic Relations
SOCI 407 Rural Sociology
SOCI 409 Urban Problems
ECON 211 Macroeconomics
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

Spanish Option

SPAN 101 First Year Spanish I
SPAN 102 First Year Spanish II
SPAN 201 Second Year Spanish


Sign Option  
CAAS 350 Sign Language I
CAAS 351 Sign Language II
_____  ___ Free Elective


English Composition (6 semester hours)

ENGL 101 Expository Writing 3
ENGL 102 Argument and Research 3

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours)

COMM 101 Oral Communication 3
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3

Social Sciences (6 semester hours)

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIST 114 African-American History to 1865 or
HIST 115 African American History since 1865 3

Sciences (8 semester hours)

BIOL 101 Biological Science 4
____ ___ Science Elective (with Lab) 4

Mathematics (3 semester hours)

MATH 127 Introduction to Mathematical Ideas 3

Technology (3 semester hours)

COSC 110 Computer Literacy and Applications 3

Institutional Requirements (6 semester hours)

FRSE 101 Freshman Seminar 3
HEED 102 Life and Health or
IDIS 210 Contemporary Health Issues for Women 3