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Course Requirements

Major in Social Work

Transfer Students with the AAS Degree
Students who transfer to the social work program with the AAS degree in human services are required to
complete the following courses:
SWK 110 Human Behavior and the Social Environment(3 credits)
SWK 250 Generalist Social Work Practice I (4 credits)
SWK 270 Spirituality and Religion for Professional Practice (3 credits)
SWK 300 Social Issues and Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
SWK 350 Generalist Social Work Practice II (3 credits)
SWK 351 Generalist Social Work Practice III (3 credits)
SWK 370 Social Work Research Methods (3 credits)
SWK 400 Professional Synthesis of Generalist Practice (3 credits)
SWK 450 Social Work Field Education I (4 credits)
SWK 455 Field Education Practice Seminar I (2 credits)
SWK 451 Social Work Field Education II (4 credits)
SWK 456 Field Education Practice Seminar II (2 credits)
Social Work Professional Practice Courses: select four to equal 12 credits
49 credit hours in social work courses

General Education Requirements
The following specific general education courses must be chosen to meet the requirements for the social work major:

MTH 115 Intro to Statistics (3 credits)

The major consists of 55 credit hours of required courses consisting of 10 foundation courses, four field education courses, and four professional practice courses. A minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale is required in social work courses for acceptance into the major, to remain in the program, and for graduation.

Courses Required in the Social Work Major
Foundation Courses
SWK 100 Introduction to Social Work (3 credits)
SWK 110 Human Behaviors in the Social Environment ( 3 credits)
*Note: Apply to social work program after completing SWK 100 and SWK 110
SWK 200 Social and Economic Justice (3 credits)
SWK 250 Generalist Practice One (4 credits)
SWK 270 Spirituality and Professional Practice (3 credits)
SWK 300 Social Issues and Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
SWK 350 Generalist Practice Two: Individuals and Families (3 credits)
SWK 351 Generalist Practice Three: Communities, Groups, and Organizations (3 credits)
SWK 370 Research for Social Work Practice (3 credits)
SWK 400 Professional Synthesis (3 credits)

Field Education Courses (for junior and senior level social work majors only)
SWK 450 Field Education I (3 credits = 240 hours of field practice)
SWK 455 Field Education Seminar I (2 credits)
SWK 451 Field Education II (3 credits= 240 hours of field practice)
SWK 456 Field Education Seminar II (2 credits)

Professional Practice Courses
Social work majors must select any four courses from any one or more of the following categories of courses. Human service majors must select any twelve courses from any one or more of the following categories.

Administration
SWK 280 Fundraising and Grant Writing
SWK 380 Strategies for Evaluating Social Service Programs
SWK 480 Social Service Administration

Aging and Disabilities
SWK 251 Death and Dying
SWK 352 Gerontology
SWK 452 Adult and Senior Counseling and Case
Management

Counseling and Case Management
SWK 231 Interviewing and Counseling
SWK 331 Group Counseling
SWK 431 Advocacy and Case Management in Social
Services

Criminal Justice
SWK 261 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SWK 262 Restorative Justice
SWK 361 Social Work and the Law
SWK 362 Juvenile Justice System

Families and Schools
SWK 340 Counseling and Social Services in Schools
SWK 341 Families and the Child Welfare System
SWK 440 understanding Children’s Mental Health Needs

Health and Mental Health
SWK 371 Human Sexuality
SWK 372 Introduction to Psychopathology
SWK 471 Counseling and Case Management in Healthcare
SWK 472 The Study of Addictions

Social and Economic Justice
SWK 290 Poverty and Social and Economic Justice
SWK 390 International Social and Economic Development Policy
SWK 395 Rural America: People, Policy, and Social Service

* Application to the social work program includes:

1. Personal statement. One to three pages. Your statement should address the following: Why I am choosing social work? What experiences have led me to social work? Social work values include: social justice, service, dignity and worth of person, importance of relationship, integrity, and competence. Describe what these values mean to you.

2. Reading the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics and commit to following the ethical standards in academic work and professional practice. Copies available at www.nasw.org.

3. Transcripts of all university work and major application on file with the registrar's office.

4. An interview with a social work faculty member.

5. Students may submit application after completing SWK 100 Introduction to Social Work or SWK 110 Human Behavior and the Social Environment.