​​​​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

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) Degree​

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)
Sele​ct one of the following:
BIO 151 - Human Biology 3(3-0)
HSC 211 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 3(3-0)

Other Degree Requirements III (3 hours)
Select one of the following:
PSY 330 - Social Psychology 3(3-0)
SOC 201 - Social Psychology 3(3-0)

Specialized Studies (68-72 hours)

Major: ​Social Work (48 hours)
​Required Courses I (42 hours)
  • ​SOC 100 - Introductory Sociology 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 100 - Introduction to Social Work 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 250 - Social Welfare Policies and Services I 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 315 - Social Work Generalist Practice I: Social Work Communications 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 321 - Social Work Generalist Practice II 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 331 - Social Work Generalist Practice III 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 350 - Social Work Research Methodologies 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 374 - Social Work and Human Behavior I 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 375 - Social Work and Human Behavior II 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 450 - Social Welfare Policies and Services II 3(3-0) 
  • SWK 470 - Social Work Practicum I 4(Spec) 
  • SWK 471 - Social Work Practicum Seminar I 2(2-0) 
  • SWK 480 - Social Work Practicum II​ 4(Spec) 
  • SWK 481 - Social Work Practicum Seminar I​I 2(2-0)
Required Courses II (3 hours)
Select one of the following:
  • SOC 221 - Social Problems 3(3-0)
  • SOC 302 - Social Inequality 3(3-0)
Required Courses III (3 hours)
Select one of the following:
  • PSY 211QR - Introduction to Psychological Statistics 3(3-0)
  • SOC 200 - Introduction to Social Research and Analysis 3(3-0)
  • STA 282QR - Introduction to Statistics 3(3-0)

​​Note: SOC 200 is the recommend course for social work majors. 

​​​​Minor: (20-24 hours) ​

A student will select one of the following alternatives: 

  • ​​Any University-approved minor.
  • 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​​.

​Electives:​

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

Minimum Total for Graduati​on: 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 the Bulletin for a complete description.  

Click here to view the Social Work Curriculum Model.