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Social Work BA

Requirements for Admission to the Professional Curriculum

Students who wish to enroll in the professional curriculum in social work must first apply and be accepted to upper-division status (candidacy) for the BA degree in social work (BSW degree). The School welcomes diversity and invites interest and applications from persons who seek to participate in a profession committed to helping people. Admission to candidacy for the BSW degree is determined by:

  1. Faculty evaluation of student applications.
  2. Courses required for BSW program candidacy completed with a C or higher unless otherwise noted: ENGL 101-102, Foundations: UF 100, UF 200, Mathematics FM course, two Natural, Physical and Applied Science (FN) courses (one must be BIOL 100 or BIOL 107 or BIOL 191 or BIOL 227), Visual and Performing Art (FA) course, Literature and Humanities (FH) course, social sciences courses: SOCWRK 101 (earning a B or higher), COMM 101, POLS 101, PSYC 101, SOC 101, SOC 230, SOCWRK 201 (earning a B or higher), and ECON 201 or ECON 202.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 OR a minimum GPA of 2.8 during the two contiguous semesters of full-time enrollment of 12 or more credits prior to application.

In order to maintain candidacy status, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in required social work courses.

Social Work BA
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC COMM 101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
FM Foundations of Mathematics course3-4
FN BIOL 100 Concepts of Biology or
FN BIOL 107 Introduction to Human Biology or
FN BIOL 191 Biology I: Intro to Cell & Molecular Biology or
FN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
FA Foundations of Arts course3
FH Foundations of Humanities course3-4
FS PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology3
FS SOCWRK 101 Introduction to Social Welfare3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics or
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
POLS 101 American National Government3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 230 Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
SOCWRK 201 Foundations of Social Work3
SOCWRK 301 Social Welfare Policy3
SOCWRK 320 Human Behavior in Social Environment I3
SOCWRK 333 Generalist Social Work Practice I: Individuals3
SOCWRK 380 Social Work Research Methods and Statistics3
SOCWRK 420 Human Behavior in Social Environment II3
SOCWRK 444 Generalist Social Work Practice II: Families and Groups3
SOCWRK 455 Generalist Social Work Practice III: Organizations and Communities3
SOCWRK 480, 481 Social Work Field Practicum I & II10
FF SOCWRK 498 Senior Seminar I1
FF SOCWRK 499 Senior Seminar II1
Upper-division Social Work electives3
Diversity Cluster courses chosen from: ANTH 307, ANTH 320, BASQ-STD 335, CANSTD 302, COMM 351, ED-LLC 200, ED-LLC 205, ED-ESP 250, ENGL 216, ENGL 395, GENDER 200, GENDER 303, GEOG 200, HIST 262, HIST 310, HIST 324, HIST 326, HIST 341, HIST 346, HIST 348, HIST 349, HIST 363, HIST 368, HIST 369, HIST 371, HIST 372, HIST 373, HIST 375, HLTH 410, INTBUS 220, KINES 242, PSYC 219, PSYC 229, PSCY 261, PSYC 419, SOC 305, SOC 306, SOC 307, SOC 330, SOC 332, SOC 333, SOC/GENDER 371, SOC 471/GENDER 301, SOC 421, SOC 425, SOC 426, SOC 440, SOC 472, SOC 481, SOCWRK 407, SOCWRK 408, SOCWRK 409, SOCWRK 410, SOCWRK 411, SOCWRK 412, World Languages6-8
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-4
Electives to total 120 credits21-22