In addition to the completion of core curriculum requirements, a Bachelor of Social Work requires 47 hours of professional social work courses, various courses from supportive disciplines and 13 hours of electives. Although a minor is not required for social work majors, students may choose a minor course of study to complement the professional program.
Students who have completed courses at other collegiate institutions may transfer credits under the policies of SFA; however, students must complete at least nine hours of practice methods courses and 15 hours of field practicum at SFA. The program director will evaluate transferred social work hours and determine which hours are acceptable for credit as required for professional social work courses. Only social work courses from a B.S.W. program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or courses that are part of an approved articulation agreement will be accepted as equivalent for professional social work courses.