BSW Curriculum

Requirements

An Undergraduate Major in Social Work consists of 75 credits plus a 500-hour field placement.

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Prerequisite

90 credits (junior standing): 4 credits Psychology, 4 credits of Human Development, and 4 credits Sociology

Required courses (51 Credits)

  • SW 301U Introduction to Social Work (4)
  • SW 339 Introduction to Oppression and Privilege (4)
  • SW 340 Advocacy for Policy Change (4)
  • SW 341 Social Justice Practice (4)
  • SW 350 Human Behavior through the Lifespan (4)
  • SW 351 Beginning Generalist Practice (4)
  • SW 400 Field Placement & Seminar I, II, III (4,4,4)* (Please see Field FAQs)
  • SW 430 Generalist Practice with Groups (3)
  • SW 431 Generalist Practice with Individuals & Families (3)
  • SW 432 Generalist Practice with Communities & Organizations (3)
  • SW 450 Social Work Research & Evaluation I (3)
  • SW 451 Social Work Research & Evaluation II (3)

Required Elective courses (24 Credits)

  • Equity & Inclusion Electives (12 credits from BST, NAS, CHLA, or WS)
  • Upper Division Program Electives (12 credits)

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Required Field Placement

During senior year, students will complete coursework and a 500-hour (16 hr/week) field placement in a range of human service organizations, preparing students to work effectively with our increasingly diverse communities.

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