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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 20, 2024
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Social Work, BASW

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Degree Requirements

The School of Social Work requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation. The courses listed below are required of all students working toward the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work:

Social and behavioral sciences requirements: 24 credits **


  • Anthropology (3)
  • Economics (3)
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (3)
  • Political Science (3)
  • Psychology (3)
  • Sociology (3)


Other course requirements: 12 credits **

  • Africana Studies (3)
  • English Composition (3)
  • Global Studies (3)
  • Human Biology (or equivalent course emphasizing the biological determinants of human behavior) (3)
  • Religion/Spirituality (3)
  • Statistics (3)
  • Social Work elective (3)


* Course of equivalent content may have been taken at another institution.

** These courses/credits (in part or in whole) may have been taken as part of the 60 credits required for admission. Any of these courses/credits not taken prior to admission must be completed prior to graduation.

Minor requirements:

The minor requires successful completion (with a grade of C- or better) of four of the following three-credit courses:


* SOCWRK 1000 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK  is required for all subsequent courses, with the exception of SOCWRK 1005 

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