​The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

Other Degree Requirements I (3 hours)

Select one of the following:
HDF 100 - Human Growth and Development: Lifespan 3(3-0)
PSY 220 - Developmental Psychology 3(3-0)

Other Degree Requirements II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:
BIO 151 - Human Biology 3(3-0)
HSC211 - Human Anatomy and Pysiology 3(3-0)

Specialized Studies (70-74 hours)


Social Work (47 hours)

Required Courses I (41 hours):

  • SOC 100 - Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 200 - Introduction to Social Research and Analysis
  • SOC 350 - Social Research Methodologies
  • SWK 100 - Introduction to Social Work
  • SWK 250 - Social Welfare Policies and Services I
  • SWK 321 - Social Work Generalist Practice II
  • SWK 331 - Social Work Generalist Practice III
  • SWK 374 - Social Work and Human Behavior I
  • SWK 375 - Social Work and Human Behavior II
  • SWK 315 - Social Work Generalist Practice I: Social Work Communications
  • SWK 450 - Social Welfare Policies and Services II
  • SWK 470 - Social Work Practicum I
  • SWK 480 - Social Work Practicum II

Required Courses II (3 hours):

Select one of the following:

  • SOC 221 - Social Problems
  • SOC 302 - Social Inequality

Required Courses III (3 hours):

Select one of the following:

  • PSY 330 - Social Psychology
  • SOC 201 - Social Psychology


(20-24 hours) a student will select one of the following
a. Any University-approved minor. It is recommended that a student consult with a Social Work advisor before selecting a minor.
b. 20 or more hours of coursework from at least two departments (not including required courses in the degree program, Sociology or Social Work courses) planned in advance by a student with a Social Work advisor. These courses are to be a planned program to meet the students' individual learning objectives or to complement their professional interest.


The number of elective hours will vary depending upon the requirements for the degree and the major.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 124 hours

• To graduate from CMU you must complete a minimum of 124 hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Please note:

•The combination of some majors and minors may require more than 124 hours for graduation.
• Not all major/minor combinations are allowed. Please consult with a university advisor to confirm your choice.
• No more than a total of 27 hours may be taken from the College of Business Administration and counted towards graduation.
• You should read the Requirements for Graduation in this Bulletin for a complete description.

Click here to view the Social Work Curriculum Model.