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Students enter the BSW program by declaring themselves as pre-social work majors and begin progress toward a degree by enrolling in General Education Requirements, support, and pre-social work courses. These courses are typically completed in the freshman and sophomore years. Neither admission to the University nor enrollment in social work courses as a pre-social work major guarantees full admission to the social work program.

Pre-Social Work courses include the following:

HAHS 1500Introduction to the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services2
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
SOC 1500Introduction to Sociology3
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
ANTH 1500Introduction to Anthropology3
SCWK 1510Introduction to Social Work3
POL 1560American Government3
PHIL 1565Critical Thinking3
SCWK 2600Health Issues for Social Work Practice3
REL 2601Introduction to World Religions3
SCWK 2622Social Work Processes3
PHIL 2625Introduction to Professional Ethics3
SCWK 2641American Social Welfare3
SCWK 2642Human Behavior and the Social Environment for Social Workers 13
SCWK 2644Human Behavior and the Social Environment for Social Workers 23
Total Semester Hours50

Students also select General Education math, natural science, social and personal awareness courses as well as electives as they complete pre-social work requirements the freshman and sophomore years of the program.

MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3
Natural Science With Lab4
Natural Science3
Social & Personal Awareness3
Total Semester Hours26