Sample BSW Degree Plan

In the Bachelor of Social Work program, you will complete 45 credits from five different curricular divisions, giving you a strong liberal arts background. Your professional social work education will consist of 13 social work courses (39 credits) and 2 upper division psychology courses (Theories of Personality and Abnormal Psychology). Your senior year will include a yearlong field placement in a human service agency in South Florida, along with three practice courses. For more specifics, see the sample below.

FreshmanSophomore YearJunior YearSenior Year
Introduction to the Social Work ProfessionThe Personal, Cultural, and Social Influences on HelpingWays of Knowing for Social Work PracticeIntroduction to Clinical Assessment in SW Practice
First Year Composition and LiteraturePhilosophy course from SW Distribution ListHuman DevelopmentModels of Intervention in Clinical SW Practice
Introduction to LiteratureTwo language courses (Spanish, French, ASL, Italian)Environmental Context of SW Practice: Poverty, Oppression, and TraumaIntroduction to Trauma and Resilience
Interpersonal CommunicationU.S. History course from SW Distribution ListSocial Work in the Social Service EnvironmentField I
Theology: Faith, Beliefs, & TraditionsBiologySW ElectiveField Education II
Critical Thinking or Introduction to EthicsAmerican GovernmentDistribution course in Fine Arts, Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Natural and Physical SciencesTheories of Personality
Math from SW Distribution listIntroduction to SociologyStatisticsAbnormal Psychology
Introduction to Computers, or test out of classIntroduction to PsychologyElectiveUpper Division Elective
Distribution Course in Fine Arts, Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Natural and Physical SciencesService Learning & Social Work PracticeElectiveUpper Division Elective