Curriculum | Social Work | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

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The course of study for the Baccalaureate program consists of three major components:

  • University core curriculum course work consists of a series of courses in sciences, fine arts, humanities, English, mathematics, communication, health, multicultural and interdisciplinary studies.
  • Social work major course work provides a professional social work foundation that includes content on:
    • Social welfare policy and services 
    • Populations at risk 
    • Research 
    • Social work practice 
    •  Field Practicum 
    • Social work values and ethics 
    • Human diversity 
    • Social and economic justice 
    • Practice in rural areas
  • General University electives may be taken to complete a minor in a related field or they may be selected to meet your individual interests and career goals.