Major in Social Work (B.S.)

To earn the bachelor’s degree in social work, students take a minimum of 18 courses (57 credits) in social work and two foundation courses (six credits) that can be used to meet Core Curriculum requirements where applicable.

Required courses:

  • Social Problems: Analysis by Race, Class and Gender
  • A History of Social Work and Social Welfare Policy
  • Human Behavior and Diversity I and II
  • Methods of Practice I and II
  • Generalist Practice and Seminar I and II
  • Research Methods I and II
  • International Social Work
  • Senior Field Seminar I and II
  • Senior Field Internship I and II
  • Integrative Seminar
  • One three-credit social work elective
  • Three one-credit social work electives

Foundation courses:

  • Human Biology: Physiology and Health
  • The American Political System or Introduction to World Politics