Social Work, B.A. (55 Credit Major)

The following credits and courses are required of all Social Work majors:

36 credits in social work:

Credits
SWK 237Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

3

SWK 239Social Welfare Institutions

3

SWK 305Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

3

SWK 306Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

3

SWK 311Social Work Practice I

3

SWK 312Social Work Practice II

3

SWK 440Fieldwork Seminar I

2

SWK 441Fieldwork Seminar II

2

SWK 443Social Welfare Policy

3

SWK 470Fieldwork I

4

SWK 471Fieldwork II

4

SWK 446Social Work Research

3

SWK 470, SWK 312: Majors are expected to register for SWK 470 for the Fall semester after completing SWK 312.

6 credits in sociology:

Credits
SOC 166Fundamentals of Sociology

3

SOC 301Methods of Social Research

4

One elective:

One 3-credit 300-level SWK elective course above SWK 312, OR one 3-credit 300-level SOC elective course above SOC 303.

10-14 credits in other disciplines:

Credits
PSY 166General Psychology

3

POL 166The American Political System

3

BIO 183Human Biology

4

Or

 

BIO 166Principles of Biology: Cells and Genes

4

And

BIO 167Principles of Biology: Organisms

4

Or

 

BIO 181Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Or

BIO 182Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Social Work may not be selected as a minor.

According to New York State Education Department regulations, students receiving a B.A. degree must complete 90 credits in liberal arts courses. SWK 311, SWK 312, SWK 440, SWK 470, SWK 441 and SWK 471 do not qualify as liberal arts courses.

Courses

Students should note that the following year-long sequences begin only in the Fall semester:

NOTE: The credit increase from 33 to 36 credits, and the addition of SWK 446 and the removal of SOC 303 as a requirement for the Social Work major is effective Spring 2018.