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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Dec 01, 2021
2016-2017 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)
  • Political Science (3)
  • Psychology (3)
  • Sociology (3)
  • Additional credits in one of the following areas will fulfill the area of specialization requirement: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Global Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Urban Studies or Women’s Studies. (9-12 *)


* If Global Studies, Urban Studies, or Women’s Studies is chosen as the area of specialization, students will need to complete a total of 12 credits in these areas.

Other course requirements: 12 credits **

  • Africana Studies (3)
  • English Composition (3)
  • Human Biology (or equivalent course emphasizing the biological determinants of human behavior) (3)
  • Statistics (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 includes successful completion (with a grade of C- or better) of four of the following seven 3- credit courses:


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

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