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:

COURSE TITLE S.H.
ENGL 1550Writing 13 or 4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
SOC 1500Introduction to Sociology3
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
SCWK 1510Introduction to Social Work3
SCWK 2600Health Issues for Social Work Practice3
SCWK 2622Social Work Processes3
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
2 Social & Personal Awareness (SPA)6
2 Arts & Humanities (A&H) 6
Total Semester Hours45-46

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.

COURSE TITLE S.H.
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3 or 5
or MATH 2623C Quantitative Reasoning with Co-Requisite Support
Natural Science With Lab4
Natural Science3
Electives12-16
YSU 1500Success Seminar1 or 2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
Total Semester Hours23-30