General Course Framework

Bachelor of Science Degree

Below is a general framework for the flow of courses throughout the four year program. (Italics indicate BSW required courses taught outside the department.)

Freshman Year

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.
PSYC 101 General Psychology or
SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology
3 THEO 111
Theologoical Foundations
3
Foreign Language
Elective
3 Foreign Language
Elective
3
ENGLISH 101 or 115
English Composition or Rhetoric
3 ENGLISH
Literature Elective
3
HISTORY I 3 HISTORY II
 
3
PHILOSOPHY 100
Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy
3 SOCW 167 
Survey of Society in Social Work
3
Total 15 Total 15

Sophomore

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.
SOCW 299
Child Welfare & Development
3 SOCW 300
Adolescence-Older Adulthood
3
SOCW 206
Intro Gender & Diversity Studies
3 ENGL or CLAS 205
Literature and the Moral Imagination
3

BIOL 120 Life: Ecology & People Lecture

2 BIOL 102 Life: Human Biology Lecture 2

BIOL 125 Life Lab: Investigation I

1 BIOL 127 Life Lab: Investigation II 1
THEOLOGY (200 level course)
Scripture/History or Christ Sys Elective
3 SOCW 208
Economics of Society
3
PHILOSOPHY 290
Theory of Knowledge
3 MATH 116 Elementary Statistics or MATH 156 General Statistics 3
Total 15 Total 15

Junior

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.
PSYC 101 General Psychology or
SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology
3 Math or non-Bio Science Elective
(Science 2 cr. hr. lecture, 1 cr. hr. lab)
3
PHIL Elective 3 Social Work Elective 3
SOCW 392 Practice I: Individuals 3 SOCW 316 Social Policy 3
SOCW 315 Values, Poverty and Society 3 SOCW 320 Communication Skills Seminar 1
DCR 3 SOCW Upper Level Diversity Course (choose 1 from SOCW 318, SOCW 325, or SOCW 338) 3
Math or non-Bio Science Elective
(Science 2 cr. hr. lecutre, 1 cr. hr. lab)
3 SOCW 393 Practice II: Groups 1
Total 18 Total 16

Senior

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.
SOCW 394 Practice III: Communities & Organizations 3 Fine Arts Course 3
SOCW 417 Social Work Field Instruction 4 SOCW 418 Social Work Field Instruction 4
SOCW 419 Social Work Seminar 2 SOCW 420 Social Work Seminar 2
SOCW 352 Research Methodology 3 Social Work Elective 3
SOCW 404 Religion, Ethics & Professional Practice (Fulfills Theology Requirement) 3 Social Work Elective 3
    SOCW 424 Research Paper 1
Total 15 Total 16