Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Requirements

Enrollment in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program requires formal admission to the Indiana University School of Social Work. Following are the minimum requirements for consideration for admission to the program:

  • Regular admission to the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • Satisfactory completion of Introduction to Social Work (SWK-S 141)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Completion of Application for Admission to the BSW program

4 year BSW advising plan

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. The following outlines the BSW course requirements.

First-Year Seminar (3 cr)

Students entering the program with less than 12 credit hours of transferable credit are required to complete the First Year Seminar (UCOL-U 101).

General Requirements (25-27 cr)

Composition & Communication (6 cr)
  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (C or above)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • ENG-W 132 Advanced Composition (C or above)
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills
    • ENG-W 234 Tech Report Writing
    • ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing
Natural Science, Physical Science & Mathematics (7-8 cr)
  • Choose 1 100 level Math course (excluding MATH-M 117)
  • Natural Science & Math Course with a Lab
Humanities & Fine Arts (9 cr)
Biological Science (3-4 cr)

Choose one biological science course from:

Supportive Areas Requirements (12 cr)

American Government (3 cr)
Behavioral & Social Sciences (6 cr)
Psychology (3 cr)
  • Select One 300 level Course

Degree Requirements (52 cr)

  • SWK-S 100 Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
    • Pre or Corequisitie: ENG-W 131
  • SWK-S 141 Introduction to Social Work
    • Pre or Corequisitie: ENG-W 131
  • SWK-S 221 Human Behavior & Social Environment I: Individual Functioning
    • Prerequisite: PSY-P 103
    • Pre or Corequisite: SOC-S 100
  • SWK-S 251 Emergence of Social Services
    • Prerequisite SWK-S 141 or permission of instructor
    • Pre or Corequisite: HIST-H 106
  • SWK-S 322 Human Behavior & Social Environment II: Small Group Functioning
    • Prerequisite: SWK-S 221
  • SWK-S 323 Human Behavior & Social Environment III: Community & Organizational Functioning
    • Pre or Corequisite: SWK-S 332 and ANTH-A 104
  • SWK-S 331 Generalist Social Work Practice I: Theory & Skills
    • Prerequisite: Admission to BSW program
    • Pre or Corequisite: SWK-S 221
  • SWK-S 332 Generalist Social Work Practice II: Theory & Skills
    • Prerequisite SWK-S 231 and admission to the BSW program
  • SWK-S 352 Social Service Delivery Systems
    • Prerequisite: SWK-S 251 and PSY-P 103
  • SWK-S 371 Social Work Research
  • SWK-S 401 Integrative Practicum Seminar I
  • SWK-S 402 Integrative Practicum Seminar II
  • SWK-S 433 Generalist Social Work Practice III: Theory & Skills
    • Prerequisite: All junior-level Social Work courses
    • Corequisite: SWK-S 472 and S 482
  • SWK-S 442 Practice-Policy Seminar in Fields of Practice
    • Policy Practice Topical Seminar: In area of Social Work practice.
  • SWK-S 472 Practice Evaluation
  • SWK-S 481 Social Work Practicum
    • Prerequisite: SWK-S 231
    • Corequisite: SWK-S 332
  • SWK-S 482 Social Work Practicum II
    • Corequisite: SWK-S 400 Special Topics
      • Prerequisite: All junior-level Social Work courses
      • Corequisite: SWK-S 433, S 472 and S 482

Electives

Sufficient to bring total graduation hours to 120.

REVISED 11/14/2013