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Education Requirements

BA General Education Requirements (48)

Social work students must take the following as part of their General Education Requirements:

  • PSY 201 Principles of Psychology (3)
  • SOC 230 Diversity Studies (3)
  • WR 306 OR 308 Technical Writing (3) or Advanced Research Writing (3)

Social Work Core Requirements (44)

  • SCW 251 Introduction to Social Work (3)
  • SCW 321 Social Work Interviewing (3)
  • SCW 351 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
  • SCW 352 Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups (3)
  • SCW 353 Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations (3)
  • SCW 354 Spirtitual and Cultural Diversity (3)
  • SCW 363 BSW Skills (3)
  • SCW 391 Pre-practicum Seminar (1)
  • SCW 441 Grant Writing (1)
  • SCW 471 Research Methods (3)
  • SCW 472 Social Welfare Policy (3)
  • SCW 482 The Social Worker as Professional (3)
  • SCW 491 Social Work Practicum (8)
  • SCW 492 Practicum Seminar (4)

Social Work Elective Requirements (9)

Choose 3 credit hours from the following:

  • SCW 361 Chemical Dependency and Addictive Behavior (3)
  • SCW 399 International Study Tour (3)
  • SCW 365 Social Work with Children and Adolescents (3)
  • SCW 451 Seminars (1-3)

Choose 6 credit hours from the following:

  • HCA 411 Healthcare Ethics (3)
  • HCA 481 Issues Working with the Elderly (3)
  • PSY/MTH 231 Research and Statistical Techniques (3)
  • Any 3 hrs in PSY or SOC in the CU Catalog (except PSY 199, 200)

Electives (25)

Students need sufficient electives to meet the 124 hours required for graduation. At least 45 of the 124 hours must be in 300- or 400-level courses. The Concordia University Social Work Program does not grant course credit for life experience or previous work experience for any social work course.