Major Requirements

Requirements for an Undergraduate Major in Social Work 

An Undergraduate Major in Social Work consists of 75 credits. Students must take:

Prerequisite

90 credits (junior standing):  4 credits Psychology and 4 credits Sociology

Social Work Major Requirements 

  • 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)

  • 51 credits Total

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. See Field FAQs for more info.

Required Elective Courses

In addition to the professional foundation courses listed above, students admitted to the social work major must take Equity & Inclusion Electives (12 credits from BST, NAS, CHLA, or WS) and Upper Division Program Electives (12 credits).

Download the list of Upper Division Program Electives.

75 credits Total

 

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