University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Professional Programs in
Social Work

The BSW Curriculum

The BSW Program requires that students complete 38 social work credits during their junior and senior years. Students complete these requirements in the following sequence:

Junior
Fall Semester: 4 Credits
  • SOC WORK 305: The Social Work
  • SOC WORK 313: Skills Lab I (1 cr.)
Junior
Spring Semester: 8 Credits
  • SOC WORK 300: Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 323: Skills Lab II (1 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 370: Methods I (3 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 371: HBSE (3 cr.)
Senior
Fall Semester: 13 Credits
  • SOC WORK 402: Field Practicum I (5 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 411: Methods II (3 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 413: Skills Lab III (1 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 431: Social Policy I (2 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 461: Program Eval I (2 cr.)
Senior
Spring Semester: 13 Credits
  • SOC WORK 403: Field Practicum II (5 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 420: Methods III (3 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 423: Skills Lab IV (1 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 433: Social Policy II (2 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 463: Program Eval II (2 cr.)

For information on specific courses, see course descriptions. A listing of required courses is available in the course catalog. Field placement requirements are described in field experience.

Child Welfare Emphasis

Students who wish to enroll in the Child Welfare Emphasis complete four additional courses while they are in the program:

  • HUM DEV 331 Infancy & Early Childhood (3cr.)
  • HUM DEV 332 Middle Childhood & Adolescence (3 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 351: Overview of CW System (3 cr.)
  • SOC WORK 451: CW Practice (3 cr.)

To complete the Child Welfare Emphasis, students are placed in a child welfare agency setting during their senior field practicum.

Social Work Competencies

As a competency-based program, both classroom and field experiences are organized around 10 competency themes, and students must successfully complete work in all 10 competency areas in order to graduate. These competencies are described in the student handbook. Students will find the competencies reflected in each of their social work courses and in the evaluation tools used to assess their work in the field.

Social Work Support Courses

In order to insure that students have a strong interdisciplinary background and obtain a breadth of understanding of individual, group and community functioning and of the nature of individual and community challenges and the ways that they can change, the Social Work Program requires that students complete 33-39 credits of supporting course work. These credits can also meet the student’s general education requirements.

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency. Student learning outcomes for the UW-Green Bay BSW Program are available here.

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