Majors & Minors

Requirements for the Major in Social Work

The Social Work Program recommends that students interested in the major take pre-requisite courses during their first year. These courses include:

  • SOWK 240: Introduction to Social Work
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology,
  • PSYCH 100: Introduction to Psychology, and
  • MATH 76: College Algebra (unless the student tests out in Algebra at MATH80 level).
  • ANTH 210, 212,213,214 (select one)

Additionally, a total of 43 credits of Social Work and related course work is required, including:

  • SOWK 340: Social Work Practice I: Working with Individuals, 3 credits
  • SOWK 343: Social Work Practice II: Working with Families and Groups, 3 units
  • SOWK 363: Social Work Practice III: Working with Communities and Organizations, 3 credits
  • SOWK 310: Approaches to Social Research, 4 credits
  • SOWK 364: Social Welfare Policy, 3 credits
  • SOWK 373: Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 3 credits
  • SOWK 408: Integrative Seminar, 3 credits
  • SOWK 412: Social Work Practicum and Seminar I, 4 credits
  • SOWK 413: Social Work Practicum and Seminar II, 3 credits
  • SOWK 414: Social Work Practicum and Seminar III, 4 credits
  • SOC 314: Statistics, 4 credits
  • PSY 222: Biological Bases of Behavior, 3 credits

Requirements for the Minor in Social Work

To complete the minor in Social Work, a student must complete a total of 15 credits, which include the following: SOWK 100, 240, and 364; and 6 credits selected from SOWK 340, 343, and 363.