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Academic Program Guide

Social Work

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2021 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance coping skills and quality of life for people in a wide variety of circumstances. The majority of social workers work directly with individuals and families, providing counseling services and case management. Social work courses include content in human behavior, counseling, assessment, social policy, family issues, and group work.

* Contact BSW advisor for other acceptable courses to meet social work prerequisites. This is a Limited Access major.

Mapping Coordinator: Zoey Zeitlin

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
BSC1005* General Biology for Non-majors 3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
E-series/”W” (State Mandated Writing)3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 3 hrs
PSY2012* General Psychology 3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
POS1041* American Government: National 3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.50
Term 4 hrs
SYG1000* Introductory Sociology 3
ECO2000* Introduction to Economics 3
E-series/”W” (State Mandated Writing)3
Milestones 4
Complete Biology, Psychology, Government, Sociology and Economics prerequisites, each with a B minus or better
Complete all General Education requirements
Complete and submit Social Work Limited Access application
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 5 hrs
SOW3203 The Social Work Profession3
SOW3350 Interviewing and Documentation (Oral Communication Competency)3
SOW4104 Human Behavior and the Social Environment3
SOW4620 Diversity and Social Justice3
Milestones 5
Complete SOW3203 with a “C minus” or better
Complete SOW3350 with a “C minus” or better
Complete any 2 of the following with a “C minus“ or better: SOW4620, SOW4104, SOW4403, SOW4232, SOW4414 and/or Social Work Elective(s)
Social Work GPA ≥ 2.6
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
SOW4341 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3
SOW4403 Introduction to Social Work Research3
SOW4232 Social Welfare Policy and Programs3
Social Work Elective3
Milestones 6
Complete SOW4341 with a “C minus” or better
Complete any 4 of the following with a “C minus“ or better: SOW4620, SOW4104, SOW4403, SOW4232, SOW4414 and/or Social Work Elective(s)
Social Work GPA ≥ 2.8
Term 7 hrs
SOW4360 Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations3
SOW4323 Social Work Practice with Groups3
SOW4414 Statistics for Social Workers3
Social Work elective3
Milestones 7
Complete SOW4360 with a “C minus” or better
Complete SOW4323 with a “C minus” or better
Complete each of the following with a “C minus“ or better: SOW4620, SOW4104, SOW4403, SOW4232, SOW4414
Complete two Social Work elective with a “C minus” or better
Social Work GPA ≥3.0
Complete Pre-Graduation checks
Term 8 hrs
SOW4510 Undergraduate Field Instruction 12
SOW4522 Integrative Field Seminar2
Milestones 8
Apply with Registrar for Graduation in the 1st two weeks
Complete SOW4510 with a grade of “S”
Complete SOW4522 with a grade of “C minus” or better

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Bachelor's degree- Counselor, Social Worker, Medical Social Worker, Youth Services Worker, Geriatric Caseworker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Community Organizer, Policy Analyst, Social Service Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counselor ... Master’s degree- Therapist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker

Representative Employers: Mental health centers, schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, domestic violence shelters, adolescent programs, psychiatric facilities, children’s agencies, correctional facilities, and public and private agencies.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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