The Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The principal objectives of the Social Work program are to prepare undergraduate students for generalist/entry-level professional social work practice in public and private sectors, and to prepare students for continued professional growth including graduate social work education. The curriculum utilizes class and field instruction to develop and strengthen the processes, values, skills, and knowledge essential for alleviating problems that impair the social functioning of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work, students must complete a minimum of 126 semester credit hours. The required courses include 53 semester hours of Liberal Study courses, 55 semester credit hours of Social Work courses; 6 semester credit hours of Sociology courses; 6 semester credit hours of support courses; and 6 semester credit hours of free electives. Students must consult with their advisor to plan the most appropriate sequence of study.
The required courses in Social Work are SOW 201, 306, 307, 308, 310, 314, 315, 321, 322, 422, 423, 424, 425, 433, 434; and a GNT elective. Sociology requirements include SOC 203 or 205, and 304, 305, or 403. Support courses required is ECO 201.