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BASW Curriculum

The purpose of the undergraduate curriculum is to prepare students for beginning-level generalist social work practice with systems of all sizes or to pursue advanced professional studies at the graduate level.

BASW Course Descriptions 

 

Tentative 2-4 Year Curriculum Guides:

 

2 YEAR PROGRAM (starting as a Junior)

Prerequisite Courses below must be completed by the end of the fall semester of the junior year, and a grade of C or higher must be earned. Credits
MATH 155 or PSYC 220 3/4
PSYC 101 4
Select Social Science 4

Junior

SOWK 200: Introduction to the Social Work Profession 4
SOWK 300: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 4
SOWK 306: Social Welfare History and Contemporary Issues 4
SOWK 310: Basic Interviewing: Skills and Techniques 2

**APPLY TO THE BASW PROGRAM**

SOWK 302: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 4
SOWK 309: Privilege and Oppression 4
SOWK 320: SOWK Practice I 4
SOWK 330: Policy Practice 4

Senior

SOWK 416: SOWK Research I 4
SOWK 400: SOWK Practice II 4
SOWK 420: Field Instruction I* 4
SOWK 417: SOWK Research II 4
SOWK 410: SOWK Practice III 4
SOWK 421: Field Instruction II 4

 

3-4 YEAR PROGRAM (starting prior to Junior status)

First Year

Prerequisite Course Credits
SOWK 200: Introduction to the Social Work Profession 4

Sophomore

SOWK 300 (and/or SOWK 200): Human Behavior in the Social Work Environment I 4
SOWK 302: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 4

Junior

SOWK 310: Basic Interviewing: Skills and Techniques 2
SOWK 306: Social Welfare History and Contemporary Issues 4

**APPLY TO THE BASW PROGRAM**

SOWK 309: Privilege and Oppression 4
SOWK 320: SOWK Practice I 4
SOWK 330: Policy Practice 4

Senior

SOWK 416: SOWK Research I 4
SOWK 400: SOWK Practice II 4
SOWK 420: SOWK Field Instruction I* 4
SOWK 417: SOWK Research II 4
SOWK 410: SOWK Practice III 4
SOWK 421: Field Instruction II 4

*The following courses must completed prior to enrollment in SOWK 420: SOWK 200, 300, 302, 310 and 320.

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