With the exception of Introduction to Social Work (SOCWRK1000), courses in the BASW Program are offered only one time per year in the following sequence. Each required course in the BASW Program is offered for 3 credits, with the exception of Practicum I and Practicum II, each of which is offered for 6 credits per term. The course schedule listed below allows students to plan accordingly in order to facilitate their completion of either the major or the minor.

Students traditionally enter the program in their junior year. The full time study option to complete the program in two years (i.e. junior and senior years) is listed below; options for part-time study are also outlined.  

Full-time Option: Complete BASW in two years (four full time semesters)

Junior Year Fall I:

SOCWRK 1000: Introduction to Social Work

SOCWRK 1005: Foundations of the Welfare State

SOCWRK 1011: Social Work with Individuals & Families

SOCWRK 1015: Human Behavior and the Social Environment

One three-credit elective

Junior Year Spring I:

SOCWRK 1006: Policy Analysis

SOCWRK 1008: Ethnicity & Social Welfare

SOCWRK 1012: Social Work with Communities & Organizations

Two three-credit electives

Senior Year Fall II:

SOCWRK 1020: Introduction to Social Work Research

SOCWRK 1013: Social Work with Groups

SOCWRK 1024: Practicum Seminar and Lab I

SW1025: Practicum I (6 credits)

 

Senior Year Spring II:

SOCWRK 1026: Practicum Seminar and Lab II

SOCWRK 1027: Practicum II (6 credits)

Two three-credit electives

Part-time Option 1: Complete BASW in three years (six part-time semesters)

Though the BASW Program is designed to be completed in four full-time semesters, a part-time option is also available to students. Part-time students complete the BASW Program in three years as follows:

First Year Fall I: 

SOCWRK 1000: Introduction to Social Work

SOCWRK 1005: Foundations of the Welfare State

SOCWRK 1011: Social Work with Individuals & Families

First Year Spring I:

SOCWRK 1006: Policy Analysis

SOCWRK 1012: Social Work with Communities & Organizations

One three-credit elective

Second Year Fall II:

SOCWRK 1015: Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SOCWRK 1013: Social Work with Groups

One three-credit elective

Second Year Spring II:

SOCWRK 1008: Ethnicity & Social Welfare

One three-credit elective

Third Year Fall III:

SOCWRK 1020: Introduction to Social Work Research

SOCWRK 1024: Practicum Seminar and Lab I

SOCWRK 1025: Practicum I (6 credits) Spring

Third Year Spring III:

SOCWRK 1026: Practicum Seminar and Lab II

SOCWRK 1027: Practicum II (6 credits)

One three-credit elective

Part-time Option 2: Complete BASW in four years (eight part-time semesters plus summers)

Though the BASW Program is designed to be completed in four full-time semesters, a part-time option is also available to students. Part-time students complete the BASW Program in four years as follows:

First Year Fall I:

SOCWRK 1000: Introduction to Social Work

SOCWRK 1005: Foundations of the Welfare State

First Year Spring I:

SOCWRK 1006: Policy Analysis

SOCWRK 1011: Social Work with Individuals & Families

First Year Summer Session:

One three-credit elective

Second Year Fall II:

SOCWRK 1015: Human Behavior and the Social Environment

One three-credit elective

Second Year Spring II:

SOCWRK 1012: Social Work with Communities & Organizations

One three-credit elective

Second Year Summer Session:

One three-credit elective

Third Year Fall III:

SOCWRK 1020: Introduction to Social Work Research

SOCWRK 1013: Social Work with Groups

Third Year Spring III:

SOCWRK 1008: Ethnicity & Social Welfare

One three-credit elective

Fourth Year Fall IV:

SOCWRK 1024: Practicum Seminar and Lab I

SOCWRK 1025: Practicum I (6 credits) Spring

Fourth Year Spring IV:

SOCWRK 1026: Practicum Seminar and Lab II

SOCWRK 1027: Practicum II (6 credits)

Curriculum for the Social Work Minor

Undergraduates throughout the university are able to complete a Social Work minor. In order to do so they must:

  1. Register with the BASW Student Services Specialist who will certify that they are completing the social work minor.
  2. Complete (with a grade of C- or better) 12 credits from the following courses, but must include SOCWRK 1000: Introduction to Social Work.

SOCWRK 1000: Introduction to Social Work (required for all subsequent courses with the exception of SOCWRK 1005)

SOCWRK 1005: Foundations of the Welfare State

SOCWRK 1006: Policy Analysis

SOCWRK 1035: Global Perspectives in Social Work

SOCWRK 1058: Economics and Social Work

SOCWRK 1079: Child Welfare Services

SOCWRK 1088: Special Topics (1-3 credits)