Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Work Program

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Specialized General Studies Requirements

Students will complete the general studies requirements as outlined in the general studies section of this catalog with the following exception: Students will take COM 2241  and any 1000-2000 level Literature Series (6 hours); and a History Sequence (6 credit hours) in Area IV. The following general studies courses are required for social work majors: ANT 2200 , POL 2241 PSY 2200 , SOC 2275 , and PSY 3304 . Courses with similar content in General Studies may be considered for substitution by the department chair.

Admission to the Professional Social Work Curriculum

Students must be admitted to the professional social work curriculum in order to enroll in advanced social work courses. Students are encouraged to declare social work as a major during their freshman or sophomore year to ensure that they will meet the requirements for admission in a timely manner. To stay in sequence, students interested in social work are encouraged to take SWK 2250  as soon as they declare a major; otherwise, the student may be out of sequence in meeting program requirements for admission.


Students typically apply to the social work program during their junior year after completing all required General Studies Requirements. To be eligible to apply for admission, each social work major must (1) have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all college courses attempted; (2) be enrolled OR have completed HS 2240  OR HS 2230 , HS 3310 , HS 3370 , SWK 2250  and SWK 2280  with a grade of C or better.Students with more than 6 hours of required courses remaining will NOT be considered for admission into the social work program. The procedures for applying for admission to the professional social work program may be obtained from your academic advisor in the School of Social Work and Human Services.

Progression in Social Work

  1. Students are required to make a grade of C or better in each of the required departmental core and professional curriculum courses (all HS, RHB, and SWK prefixed courses.)
  2. Students remain in good academic standing by maintaining, at a minimum, a 2.5 GPA in all required departmental and professional courses.
  3. Failure to maintain an overall 2.5 GPA will result in dismissal from the social work program and/or the student’s inability to graduate.
  4. Students will not be allowed to repeat required departmental core and professional curriculum courses more than once. Students will be removed from the social work program after unsuccessfully attempting departmental core and professional curriculum courses for the second time.

Social Work Professional Program (25 Hours)

The principal educational objective is the preparation of graduates for beginning generalist social work practice.

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