College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum

All social work courses presented below reinforce knowledge, understanding, and competency with regard to respecting and encouraging diversity; and eliminating social injustice, particularly with regard to discrimination and oppression. The theoretical framework assures competence in: the problem solving method; a systems approach to practice; building upon strengths of the client/client system; critical thinking; evaluation; and within and incorporating the values of professional social work.

View the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum requirements »

Major Program Requirements


Credits
SOWK 1111Introduction to Social Work
3
SOWK 2201Social Problems and Programs3
SOWK 2301Social Policy Analysis3
SOWK 2910Research Methods in Social Work3
SOWK 3511Behavior and Environments3
SOWK 3611Theory and Practice I3
SOWK 3811Junior Practicum3
SOWK 4811Senior Practicum I6
SOWK 4812Senior Practicum II6
SOWK 4911Theory and Practice II3
SOWK 4912Theory and Practice III3
SOWK 5111Senior Research Seminar3
Total Department required courses:42
Additional(cognate)Requirements (some of which also satisfy current College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements in respective areas); all of the following:
AFAM 2311Public Institutions and the African American3
BIOL 1111Introduction to Biology3
MATH 1203Statistical Models for the Social Sciences3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 2214Abnormal Psychology3
SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology3
Any two of the following (some of which also satisfy current College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements in respective areas and/or offerings required in respective certificate programs in the Department of Social Work) :
ANTH 1202Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 3215Human Rights and Social Justice 3
ECON 1411Introduction to Economics3
PSYC1215/ WMST 1215Psychology of Gender3
PSYC 1218Drug and Alcohol Abuse3
RELS 1010The Religious Dimensions of Life3
RELS 1402World Religions3
SOCI 2517 (LALS 2517)Latinos and Latinas in The United States3
SOWK 1193Independent Study in Social Work 3 (with prior approval by the Department Chairperson)3
SOWK 1311Children and Youth in Society3
SOWK 1314/AFAM 1518Social Work and the Law3
SOWK 1333Current Issues and Trends in Social Work Practice3
SOWK 1335/ WMST 1335Family Violence3
SOWK 1911Introduction to Gerontology3
SOWK 2653Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention3
Total Credits Required for the Social Work Major 66
(Also see College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum requirements as they are integrated with social work major requirements.)

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