Academic Catalog

Social Work Major (Comprehensive)


The Social Work Major is a comprehensive major which consists of 66-68 credits depending upon courses chosen. In effect, an interdisciplinary minor is integrated into the requirements for the major, thus no minor is required.

Pre-requisite Courses
SO W 121Introduction To Social Work3.00
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3.00
or SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
Basic Core Courses (42 credits required)
SO W 325Ecology of Social Welfare Policy3.00
SO W 326Methods of Practice: Social Welfare Policy Advocacy3.00
SO W 340Methods of Practice: Interpersonal Skills for Social Workers3.00
SO W 341Methods of Practice: Individual Case Work3.00
SO W 344Human Behavior In the Social Environment I (HBSE I)3.00
SO W 345Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (HBSE II)3.00
SO W 365Method of Practice: Social Work with Groups3.00
SO W 366Methods of Practice: Agency and Community Macro Skills3.00
SO W 368Methods of Practice: Social Work with Families3.00
SO W 380Methods of Practice: Social Work Research3.00
SO W 420Prep for Field Seminar0.00
SO W 422Social Work Field Instruction I5.00
SO W 423Social Work Field Seminar I1.00
SO W 427Social Work Field Instruction II5.00
SO W 428Social Work Field Seminar II1.00
Social Work Elective Category
Select six credits of the following:6.00
Study Away
Crisis Intervention
Introduction to Addiction and Recovery
Working with American Indian Families
Selected Topics in Social Work
Independent Projects
Diversity Category
Select one of the following:3.00
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Gender
Advanced Intercultural Communication
American Indian History I
American Indian History II
Math Requirement
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
Elementary Statistics
Statistics for Psychological Research
Biological Determinants of Human Behavior
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
Human Biology
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Structure & Function
Human Structure & Function
Introduction to Mental Health and Stress Management
Health Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Systemic Determinants of Human Behavior
Select one of the following:3.00
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
The History of Indigenous Peoples
Survey of Criminal Justice
Crime, Corrections and Punishment
Community Corrections
Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Economics in Society
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Cultural Geography
Law and Human Behavior
Contemporary Issues in Law and Society
Contemporary Issues in American Politics
U.S. State and Local Government
Paths to Peace
Global Social Problems
Total Hours66.00-68.00