Social Work: Requirements for the Major

Professional Major

Supporting Courses, (33-37 credits):

Required:

Note: ENG COMP 105 is satisfied for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher.

COMM SCI 301: Foundations for Social Research (3 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

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)

One (1) of These:

ANTHRO 304: Family, Kin, and Community (3 credits)

HUM DEV 353: Family Development (3 credits)

SOCIOL 308: Sociology of the Family (3 credits)

One (1) of These (students are strongly encouraged to take COMM SCI 205):

BUS ADM 216: Business Statistics (4 credits)

COMM SCI 205: Social Science Statistics (4 credits)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

Human Behavior, (One (1) of These):

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, (One (1) of These):

POL SCI 101: American Government and Politics (3 credits)

POL SCI 202: Introduction to Public Policy (3 credits)

Social Environmental Challenges, (One (1) of These):

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: 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, (One (1) of These):

DJS 204: Freedom and Social Control (3 credits)

DJS 241: Introduction to Women's & 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 (1) of These):

May include courses used to meet requirements above.

HUM BIOL 206: Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning (3 credits)

HUM BIOL 324: The Biology of Women (3 credits)

HUM DEV 336: Gender Development Across the Lifespan (3 credits)

PSYCH 401: Psychology of Women (3 credits)

DJS 241: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies (3 credits)

DJS 340: Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods (3 credits)

DJS 348: Gender and the Law (3 credits)

DJS 437: Feminist Theory (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (38 credits):

Required:

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)

Area of Emphasis: Child Welfare

Upper-Level Courses, (12 credits):

Required:

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)

Additional note for students pursuing the Child Welfare emphasis:

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. The courses HUM DEV 331 and HUM DEV 332 cannot be used as a Human Behavior course if in the Child Welfare Sequence.