Jan 25, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin

Bachelor of Social Work, BSW

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1. Core Curriculum Requirements (42 hours)

A. Communication (12 hours)

B. Mathematics (3 hours)

C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

Lab hours for life and physical science courses are counted in a student’s electives, not in the student’s 42-hour core component.

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

E. Creative Arts (3 hours)

F. American History (6 hours):

G. Government and Political Science (6 hours):

H. Social and Behavioral Science (3 hours)


* Only students receiving a grade of A in ENGL 1303  get credit for both ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302 ; if they receive a grade of B or C, they must take ENGL 1302 ; if they receive a grade lower than C, they must take ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302 .

** Only three hours for MATH 2313  can be counted in the student’s core. The fourth hour will be counted in the student’s electives.

2. The professional social work

course sequence of 47 semester hours, with at least nine hours of Practice Methods courses and 15 hours of Field Practicum at SFA.

3. Advanced

A minimum of 33 advanced semester hours (courses numbered 3000-4000), at least 30 hours of which must be in residence.

4. At least 13 hours of electives

to total 120 semester hours of acceptable credit.

5. A grade of at least C

in each first-year English course; a C average in all coursework at SFA; a grade of a C or better in each research methods courses (SOCI 3378 , SOCW 4355  and SOCI 3379 ); a 2.25 GPA in professional social work courses; and a grade of C or better in BIOL 1308 , BIOL 1309  or BIOL 2301 . These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan.

6. Writing requirement:

All students completing a degree program in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts  must meet the standards for writing in the discipline set by their major. Students should see their departmental advisor for those standards.

7. Double-dipping rule:

Double-dipping is using the same course to fulfill two different requirements in a degree plan. Normally, students may not double-dip more than six to seven hours across their degree plan. Anything beyond that must be approved by the dean.

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