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

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

33 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 470, SWK 312: Majors are expected to register for SWK 470 for the Fall semester after completing SWK 312.

9 credits in sociology:

Credits
SOC 166Fundamentals of Sociology

3

SOC 301Methods of Social Research

3

SOC 303Advanced Methods of Social Research

3

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 credits in other disciplines:

Credits
PSY 166General Psychology

3

POL 166The American Political System

3

BIO 183Human Biology

4

PSY 166, BIO 183: For students in the 1984 curriculum, PSY 166 and BIO 183 may be used toward fulfillment of Distribution Requirements.

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. Please note that 300- and 400-level courses in Social Work do not qualify as liberal arts courses.

Courses

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

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II (SWK 305 and SWK 306)
  • Social Work Practice I and II (SWK 311 and SWK 312)
  • Fieldwork Seminar I and II (SWK 440 and SWK 441)
  • Fieldwork I and II (SWK 470 and SWK 471)