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Recommended Sequence of Classes

Year One
Course Title Hours

Fall Semester - Year One

 
15 Credits
UCOL 101  
3

ENGL 101

English Composition I
3
MATH 113 Contemporary Mathematics
3
SPCM 101 Introduction to Oral Comm: Speech, Self and Society
3
Select: Humanities
3

Spring Semester - Year One

 
14 Credits
ENGL 102 English Composition II
3
SOC 108* Introduction to Sociology
3
PSYC 102* Introduction to Psychology
3
Select: Health
2
Select: Humanities (Philosophy course recommended)
3

*Required for Social Work major


Year Two
Course Title Hours

Fall Semester - Year Two

 
15 Credits
Select Group I Science
3
POLS 114 Intro to American Govt & Politics
3
Select: Integrative : Multicultural
3
Select: Fine Arts
3
Select: Elective
3

Spring Semester - Year Two

 
16 Credits
ECON 101 Econ of Contemporary Social Issues
3
PLB115, Zoology 115, Anth 240A Group II Science
3
Select: Elective
10


















*Required for all social work majors


Year Three
Course Title Hours

Fall Semester - Year Three

 
15 Credits
SOCW 275 Social Welfare as a Social Institution
3
SOCW 291 Social Services and Minority Groups
3
SOCW 383 Interviewing and Interpersonal Helping Skills
3
SOCW Social Work Elective
3
Select: Liberal Arts Elective
3

Spring Semester - Year Three

 
15 Credits
SOCW 400A Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
3
SOCW 401 Generalist Practice I
3
SOCW 421 Social Welfare Policy
3
Select: Introduction to Statistics**
3
Select: Liberal Arts Elective
3

Year Four
Course Title Hours

Fall Semester - Year Four

 
15 Credits
SOCW 400B Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
3
SOCW 402 Generalist Practice II
3
SOCW 411 Methods of Social Research
3
SOCW Social Work Elective
3
Select: Elective
3

Spring Semester - Year Four

 
15 Credits
SOCW 441 Field Practicum (internship)***
9
SOCW 442 Field Practicum Seminar
3
Select: Elective
3

** Required to enroll in SOCW 411
*** Must have an overall grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) in core Social Work courses (SOCW 275, 291, 383, 400A, 400B, 401, 402, 411, and 421) to enroll in Field Practicum.

The last two years of the program concentrate on specific professional objectives. In addition to Social Work courses, an introduction to statistics course is required as well as two 300 or 400-level liberal arts electives selected from anthropology, philosophy, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.

Date:  8/16/2013


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