Social Work Degree 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the Social Work degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

PDF version of the Bachelor of Social Work Roadmap

  • Program: Bachelor of Social Work
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2022-2023

First Year: Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (1st Fall)
Core Requirement: SW 250 Intro to Social Welfare and Social Work 3
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 3 BIOL 104 Human Biology 3
First-Year Experience Course FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 5 PSY 113 General Psychology 3
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 5 SOC 110 Intro to Sociology 3
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 5 and 9 POL 120 American National Government 3
 
Spring (1st Spring)
Related Requirement: PSY 202 Developmental Psychology 3
LASC Goal 1A COMM 100 Speech Communication 3
LASC Goal 1B ENGL 101 English Composition 3
LASC Goal 3     3
LASC Goal 3L     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Second Year

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (2nd Fall)
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Related Requirement: SOC 350 Methods and Statistics for Social Research 4
LASC Goal 2     3
LASC Goal 4     3
Total Credits: 16
Spring 2023 (2nd Spring)
LASC Goal 6     3
LASC Goal 6     3
LASC Goal 7     3
LASC Goal 8     3
LASC Goal 8     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Third Year

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement: SW 330 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
Core Requirement: SW Elective Social Work Elective 3
LASC Goal 10     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 12
Spring 2024 (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement: WI SW 400 Research Methods in Social Work 3
Core Requirement: SW 420 Generalist Practice: Individuals 3
Core Requirement: SW 432 Generalist Practice: Families 3
Related Requirement: LASC Goal ECON 100 Introduction to Economics 3
Related Requirement: PARA 470 Government Benefits 3
Total Credits: 12

 

Fourth

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (4th Fall)
Core Requirement: SW 442 Research Methods in Social Work 3
Core Requirement: SW 450 Generalist Practice: Organizations/Communities 3
Core Requirement: WI 200-level or higher SW 460 Social Policy & Policy Practice 3
Core Requirement: SW 468 Internship Workshop 1
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 16
Spring (4th Spring)
Related Requirement: SW 469 Internship Workshop 12
Related Requirement: SW 492 Field Supervision & Integration Seminar 3
Total Credits: 15