Social Work - Requirements for the Major

Social Work Program | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 33-37 credits

  • COMM SCI 301    Foundations for Social Research, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105   Expository Writing, 3 credits (satisfied for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • HUM BIOL 102     Introduction to Human Biology, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 210      Introduction to Human Development, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 275   American Social Welfare, 3 credits

Choose one course:

  • ANTHRO 304        Family, Kin and Community, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 353      Family Development, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 308          Sociology of the Family, 3 credits

Choose one course (students are strongly encouraged to take COMM SCI 205):

  • BUS ADM 215      Introduction to Business Statistics, 3 credits
  • COMM SCI 205    Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260             Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Human Behavior course, choose one:

  • *HUM BIOL 206     Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning, 3 credits
  • *HUM BIOL 324     The Biology of Women, 3 credits
  • **HUM DEV 331    Infancy and Early Childhood, 3 credits
  • **HUM DEV 332    Middle Childhood and Adolescence, 3 credits
  • *HUM DEV 336     Gender Development Across the Lifespan, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 342      Cross Cultural Human Development, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 343      Adulthood and Aging, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 346      Culture, Development and Health, 3 credits
  • *PSYCH 401         Psychology of Women, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 417           Psychology of Cognitive Processes, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 435           Abnormal Psychology, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 250   You and Your Future: Living and Working in an Aging Society, 3 credits

Government course, choose one:

  • POL SCI 101          American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 202          Introduction to Public Policy, 3 credits

Social Environmental Challenges course, choose one:

  • DJS 251                    Sustainable Development, 3 credits
  • *DJS 348                  Gender and the Law, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 390              Environmental Psychology, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 490       International Social Work in Guatemala, 5 credits
  • SOCIOL 310             Urban Sociology, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 205          Urban Social Problems, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 305/POL SCI 305      Urban Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 312           Community Politics, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 341           The City and its Regional Context, 3 credits

Social Theory course, choose one:

  • DJS 204          Freedom and Social Control, 3 credits
  • *DJS 241         Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, 3 credits
  • DJS 325          Law and Society, 3 credits
  • *DJS 340         Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods, 3 credits
  • DJS 362          Power and Change in America, 3 credits
  • *DJS 437         Feminist Theory, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 330     Social Psychology, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 202     Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Women’s Studies, one course required, 3 credits

  • May include * courses used to meet requirements above.

Upper-Level Courses, 38 credits

  • SOC WORK 300   Field Experience in a Human Service Agency, 1 credit
  • SOC WORK 305   The Social Work Profession, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 313   Social Work Skills Lab I, 1 credit
  • SOC WORK 323   Social Work Skills Lab II, 1 credit
  • SOC WORK 370   Social Work Methods I, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 371   Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 402   Field Practicum I, 5 credits
  • SOC WORK 403   Field Practicum II, 5 credits
  • SOC WORK 411   Social Work Methods II, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 413   Social Work Skills Lab III, 1 credit
  • SOC WORK 420   Social Work Methods III, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 423   Social Work Skills Lab IV, 1 credit
  • SOC WORK 431   Social Policy Analysis I, 2 credits
  • SOC WORK 433   Social Policy Analysis II, 2 credits
  • SOC WORK 461   Program Evaluation I, 2 credits
  • SOC WORK 463   Program Evaluation II, 2 credits

Child Welfare Emphasis, 12 credits

  • HUM DEV 331      Infancy and Early Childhood, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 332      Middle Childhood and Adolescence, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 351   Overview of the Child Welfare System, 3 credits
  • SOC WORK 451   Child Welfare Practice, 3 credits
In addition, for students pursuing the child welfare emphasis, SOC WORK 402 and 403 involve practicum placement in an agency that serves children and families.

** These courses cannot be used as a Human Behavior course if in the Child Welfare Sequence.

Social Work Program
Course Descriptions