Social Work: Requirements for the Major

Professional Major

Supporting Courses, (33-37 credits)

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

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits) (satisfied for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)

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)

Choose one course:

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

HUM DEV 353: Family Development (3 credits)

SOCIOL 308: Sociology of the Family (3 credits)

Choose one course (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 course, choose one:

*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 course, choose one:

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

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

Social Environmental Challenges course, choose one:

*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/POL SCI 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 course, choose one:

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 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 course required (3 credits)

May include * courses used to meet requirements above.

Upper-Level Courses, (38 credits)

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

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)

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.

** These courses cannot be used as a Human Behavior course if in the Child Welfare Sequence.