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BSW Program Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND SEQUENCING
Students completing the BSW will be prepared for entry-level generalist social work practice. Introduction to Social Work (SW 330) is a prerequisite for all required social work courses except SW 380 (HBSE I). The social work electives do not have a prerequisite. Students working on a BSW degree are not required to have a minor in another academic discipline.

REQUIRMENTS FOR BSW DEGREE

THE GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BSW DEGREE
Total of 64 hours (Areas I through V below)

AREA I. WRITTEN COMPOSITION
EH 101and EH 102=6 hours

AREA II. HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
Two Literature Courses from the following: EH 201, 202, 203, 204, 219, or 220; EH 141, and one course from the Arts: ART 202, MU 233, FL 101, or DR 242=12 hours

AREA III. NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
BY 101, 102, 103, and 104 plus MS 108=11 hours

AREA IV. HISTORY, SOCIAL, AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
HY 101 and HY 102 or HY 201 and HY 202; PSY 201; and SY 221=12 hours

AREA V. PRE-PROFESSIONAL, MAJOR, AND ELECTIVE COURSES
EC 221 or 222; PSC 100; MS 204; CS 201; one course from: FCS 215, HLT 212,
MSC 115, or PE 109; and 8 hours of General Electives=23 hours

The requirement for a BSW degree include 54 semester hours of social work courses (39 hours from required social work courses and 15 hours from social work elective courses) and at least 10 more hours of General Electives

REQUIRED SOCIAL WORK COURSES (39 HOURS)

SW 330 (Intro to Social Work) - 3 hours SW 332 (Policy) -3 hours
SW 350 (Research) - 3 hours SW 360 (Cultural Diversity) - 3 hours
SW 380 (HBSE I) - 3 hours SW 381 (HBSE II) - 3 hours
SW 390 (Practice I) - 3 hours SW 391 (Practice II) - 3 hours
SW 448 (Practice III) - 3 hours SW 449 (Field Placement) - 9 hours
SW 450 (Field Seminar) - 3 hours

SOCIAL WORK ELECTIVE COURSES (15 HOURS)

SW 333 (Family and Child Welfare I) - 3 hours SW 334 (Service Learning) - 3 hours
SW 335 (SW and Health Care) - 3 hours SW 336 (Crisis Intervention) - 3 hours
SW 338 (SW and Mental Health) - 3 hours SW 339 (Communication in SW) - 3 hours
SW 340 (SW and Substance Abuse) - 3 hours SW 365 (Poverty) - 3 hours
SW 343 (Family and Child Welfare II) - 3 hours SW 370 (SW and Aging) - 3 hours
SW 371 (Death and Dying) - 3 hours SW 392 (Cognitive Theories) - 3 hours
SW 395 (Case Management) - 3 hours SW 399 (Study Tour) - 3 hours
SW 441 (Independent Study I) - 3 hours SW 442 (Independent Study II - 3 hours
SW 443 (Independent Study III) - 3 hours

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BSW DEGREE

A Bachelor of Social Work Degree requires a minimum of 128 hours for graduation.
52 hours must be courses numbered 300 or above.
64 hours must be earned from a 4-year institution; 32 of which must be earned from JSU
Overall GPA must be 2.25; 2.25 in Social Work
Pass the English Competency Exam; take the College Base Exam; and complete the Exit Interview and Alumni Data Sheet


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