The bachelor's degree in social work requires completion of a minimum of 128 credits, 46 of which should be under the social work major. No credit is awarded for life experience or for prior work experience.
Students wishing to major in social work must request an intercollege transfer to the College of Health Professions, School of Social Work from their current college. A 2.75 grade point average and 30 credit hours is required for admission to the School. Once admitted to the School, a separate admissions packet must be completed with the School in order to be admitted as a social work major in good standing.
The social work major is built on the liberal arts base which is contained within the General Education Program of The University. Nine courses comprise the liberal arts base for the social work major:
|Course number||Course title|
|3750:100||Introduction to Psychology|
|3100:103||Natural Science Biology|
|3850:100||Introduction to Sociology|
|7750:276||Introduction to Social Welfare|
|7750:275||Introduction to Social Work Practice|
|7750:270||Diversity and Social Work (formerly known as Poverty & Minority Issues)|
|7750:427||Human Behavior and Social Environment I|
|3250:100||Introduction to Economics
|3250:200||Principles of Microeconomics
|2040:247||Survey of Basic Economics|
|3700:100||Government and Politics in the U.S.
|2040:242||American Urban Society|
Students are required to complete an application process known in the School of Social Work as the pending process which is outlined in the Pending Checklist. Requirements for admission to the social work major include: