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Full-Time Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Course Sequence

Junior Year

Fall Semester:

SW 220 Introduction to Social Welfare (3)
SW 221 Introduction to Social Work Practicum (3)
SW 330 Human Behavior and Social Environment: Birth through Adolescence (3)
SW 350 Social Policy: Law and Court Decisions (3)

Spring Semester:

SW 331 Human Behavior and Social Environment: Young Adulthood through Old Age (3)
SW 340 Generalist Social Work Practice (3)
SW 341 Social Work Practicum (3)*
SW 351 Social Policy: Formulation and Analysis (3)

Senior Year

Fall Semester:

SW 440 Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups (3)
SW 442 Generalist Social Work Practice Individuals and Families (3)
SW 495A Field Experience in Social Work (7)**

Spring Semester:

SW 441 Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities & Institutions (3)
SW 465 Research Methods in Social Work (3)
SW 495B Field Experience in Social Work (7)**

* Only some Monday afternoons will be on campus. 80 hours must be spent in an agency.
** 16 hours per week field placement for a total of 450 hours over two semesters.

Part Time Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Course Sequence

Junior Year (2 years to complete Junior Year)

First Year

Fall Semester:

SW 220 Introduction to Social Welfare (3 units)
SW 221 Introduction to Social Work Practicum (3)

Spring Semester:

SW 330 Human Behavior and Social Environment: Birth through Adolescence (3)
SW 350 Social Policy: Law and Court Decisions (3)

Second Year

Fall Semester:

SW 331Human Behavior and Social Environment: Young Adulthood through Old Age (3)
SW 351Social Policy: Formulation and Analysis (3)

Spring Semester:

SW 340 Generalist Social Work Practice (3)
SW 341Social Work Practicum (3)*

Senior Year (1 year to complete Senior Year)

Third Year

Fall Semester:

SW 440 Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups (3)
SW 442 Generalist Social Work Practice Individuals and Families (3)
SW 495A Field Experience in Social Work (7)**

Spring Semester:

SW 441 Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities & Institutions (3)
SW 465 Research Methods in Social Work (3)
SW 495B Field Experience in Social Work (7)**

* Only some Monday afternoons will be on campus. 80 hours must be spent in an agency.
** 16 hours per week field placement for a total of 450 hours over two semesters.

BASW Prerequisite Courses

All prerequisite courses must be completed proior to entering the program.

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Human Biology/Lab recommended for GE requirement
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Elementary Statistics