Social Work Major

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Social Work Child Welfare Emphasis
  • Social Work General Emphasis
  • Social Work Substance Abuse Emphasis

Child Welfare

As a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, classroom and field activities assist students in the BSW Program to attain practice competency in nine different areas with demonstration of skill and learning across the dimensions of knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive-affective integration. The competencies listed below are the learning objectives for the program.

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Supporting Courses34-37
Introduction to Lifespan Development
Foundations of Social Welfare Policy
Research and Rhetoric 6
Statistics (choose one course):
Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Human Behavior (choose one course):
First Nations and The Sacred
Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World
Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning 1
The Biology of Women 1
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Women and Gender 1
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
Psychopathology
You and Your Future: Living and Working in an Aging Society
Government (choose one course):
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Public Policy
Social Environmental Challenges (choose one course):
Gender and the Law 1
Gender and Economic Justice 1
Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice
Women and Gender in First Nations Communities 1
Urban Geography
Urban Politics and Policy
Community Politics
Environmental Psychology
Sustainability and Social Problems
Human Trafficking 1
Travel Course
Urban Sociology
Urban Social Problems
Community Economic Development
Social Theory (choose one course):
Freedom and Social Control
Law and Society
Power and Change in America
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Ethics in Practice
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
Feminist Theory
Women's Studies (choose one course):
One Women's and Gender Studies course required. Courses listed above or any course with a WOST prefix may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Biological Life Sciences (choose one course):
Any course meeting the “Biological Sciences” general education requirements, including any courses listed above, may be used to satisfy this requirement. 4
Ethnic Studies (choose 1 course)
Any course meeting the "Ethnic Studies Perspective" general education requirements, including any courses listed above, may be used to satisfy this requirement. 5
Upper-Level Courses38
Professionalism and Teamwork in Social Work
Research Methods for Generalist Social Work Practice
The Social Work Profession
Social Work Skills Lab I
Social Work Skills Lab II
Social Work Methods I
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Field Practicum I & Integrative Seminar 3
Field Practicum II & Integrative Seminar 3
Social Work Methods II
Social Work Skills Lab III
Social Work Methods III
Social Work Skills Lab IV
Social Policy Analysis I
Social Policy Analysis II
Program Evaluation I
Program Evaluation II
Required Courses for the Emphasis 215
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Overview of the Child Welfare System
Child Welfare Practice
Total Credits87-90

General  

As a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, classroom and field activities assist students in the BSW Program to attain practice competency in nine different areas with demonstration of skill and learning across the dimensions of knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive-affective integration. The competencies listed below are the learning objectives for the program.

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Supporting Courses24-34
Introduction to Lifespan Development
Foundations of Social Welfare Policy
Research and Rhetoric 6
Statistics (choose one course):
Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Human Behavior (choose one course):
First Nations and The Sacred
Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World
Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning 1
The Biology of Women 1
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Women and Gender 1
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
Psychopathology
You and Your Future: Living and Working in an Aging Society
Government (choose one course):
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Public Policy
Social Environmental Challenges (choose one course):
Gender and the Law 1
Gender and Economic Justice 1
Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice
Women and Gender in First Nations Communities 1
Urban Geography
Urban Politics and Policy
Community Politics
Environmental Psychology
Urban Sociology
Sustainability and Social Problems
Human Trafficking 1
Travel Course
Urban Social Problems
Community Economic Development
Social Theory (choose one course):
Freedom and Social Control
Law and Society
Power and Change in America
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Ethics in Practice
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies 1
Feminist Theory
Women's Studies (choose one course):
One Women's and Gender Studies course required. Courses listed above or any course with a WOST prefix may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Ethnic Studies (choose 1 course):
Any course meeting the "Ethnic Studies Perspective" general education requirements, including any courses listed above, may be used to satisfy this requirement. 5
Biological Life Sciences (choose one course):
Any course meeting the "Biological Sciences" general education requirements, including any courses listed above, may be used to satisfy this requirement. 4
Upper-Level Courses41
Professionalism and Teamwork in Social Work
Research Methods for Generalist Social Work Practice
The Social Work Profession
Social Work Skills Lab I
Social Work Skills Lab II
Social Work Methods I
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Field Practicum I & Integrative Seminar 3
Field Practicum II & Integrative Seminar 3
Social Work Methods II
Social Work Skills Lab III
Social Work Methods III
Social Work Skills Lab IV
Social Policy Analysis I
Social Policy Analysis II
Program Evaluation I
Program Evaluation II
Total Credits65-75

Substance Abuse  

As a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, classroom and field activities assist students in the BSW Program to attain practice competency in nine different areas with demonstration of skill and learning across the dimensions of knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive-affective integration. The competencies listed below are the learning objectives for the program.

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Supporting Courses34-37
Introduction to Lifespan Development
Foundations of Social Welfare Policy
Research and Rhetoric 4
Statistics (choose one course):
Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Human Behavior (choose one course):
First Nations and The Sacred
Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World
Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning 1
The Biology of Women 1
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Cultural Psychology
Psychology of Women and Gender 1
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
Psychopathology
You and Your Future: Living and Working in an Aging Society
Government (choose one course):
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Public Policy
Social Environmental Challenges (choose one course):
Gender and the Law 1
Gender and Economic Justice 1
Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice
Women and Gender in First Nations Communities 1
Urban Geography
Urban Politics and Policy
Community Politics
Environmental Psychology
Sustainability and Social Problems
Human Trafficking 1
Travel Course
Urban Sociology
Urban Social Problems
Community Economic Development
Social Theory (choose one course):
Freedom and Social Control
Law and Society
Power and Change in America
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Ethics in Practice
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
Feminist Theory
Women's Studies (choose one course):
One Women's and Gender Studies course required. Courses listed above or any course with a WOST prefix may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Biological Life Sciences (choose one course):
Any course meeting the “Biological Sciences” general education requirements, including any courses listed above, may be used to satisfy this requirement. 2
Ethnic Studies (choose 1 course):
Any course meeting the "Ethnic Studies Perspective" general education requirements, including any courses listed above, may be used to satisfy this requirement. 3
Upper-Level Courses38
Professionalism and Teamwork in Social Work
Research Methods for Generalist Social Work Practice
The Social Work Profession
Social Work Skills Lab I
Social Work Skills Lab II
Social Work Methods I
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Field Practicum I & Integrative Seminar
Field Practicum II & Integrative Seminar
Social Work Methods II
Social Work Skills Lab III
Social Work Methods III
Social Work Skills Lab IV
Social Policy Analysis I
Social Policy Analysis II
Program Evaluation I
Program Evaluation II
Required Courses for the Emphasis12
Drugs and Behavior
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Strengths-Based Group Facilitation
Psychopharmacology
Total Credits84-87