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  Nov 20, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work Major, BS in Social Work


uTrack Requirements (for first-year students)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect first-time, first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Social Work


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 101 * 4 2.0 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
1Foreign Language (Intermediate level) * 3  
MATH 113 * or MATH 117 * 3  
SOWK 200  or SOWK 207  3  
Term 2
BIOL 102 * 4 ENGL 102 *
CMST 210 * or CMST 217 * 3  
ENGL 102 * 3  
1Foreign Language (Intermediate level) * 3  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117 * 3  
Term 3
ANTH 130 * or ANTH 137 * 3 Completion of at least 45 credit hours
2Arts and Humanities Electives * 6 2.5 cumulative GPA to begin upper-division Social Work courses
3Cultures and Civilizations Elective* (History Sequence) 3  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 4
3Cultures and Civilizations Elective* (History Sequence) 3 2.5 cumulative GPA to begin upper-division Social Work courses
ECON 201 * or ECON 207 * 4 SOWK 200  or SOWK 207  with grade of C or better
POLS 101 * or POLS 107 * 3 SOWK 250  with grade of C or better
PSYC 220  3  
SOWK 250 * 3  
Term 5
CFS 220 * 3 SOWK 312 
MATH 115 * 3  
SOWK 312  3  
SOWK 314 * or SOWK 317 * 3  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 6
SOWK 313 , SOWK 315 , SOWK 380  9 SOWK 380 
SOWK 316  or SOWK 318  3  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 7
SOWK 416 , SOWK 480  9 No milestones
SOWK 410  or SOWK 417  3  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 8
SOWK 460  or SOWK 467  3 SOWK 481  or SOWK 483 
SOWK 481  (if SOWK 480  in Term 7) or SOWK 483  6 or 12  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
     
TOTAL (minimum) 120  

* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Students are required to complete 6 hours of the same foreign language at the intermediate level, chosen from the University General Education list .
2 See Arts and Humanities —University General Education Requirement. Select two courses from the list.
3 One of the following sequences may be selected – AFST 235 *-AFST 236 *; HIST 241 *-HIST 242 *, HIST 261 *-HIST 262 *; LAC 251 *-LAC 252 *; MRST 201 *-MRST 202 *; REST 101 *-REST 102 .
4 Any courses not already required for the major.

Honors Concentration


The honors concentration provides highly motivated social work majors with the opportunity to pursue advanced course work and complete a senior research project. All declared social work majors with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 are invited to participate in the honors concentration. To graduate with honors, social work majors must complete 12 hours of honors work including at least 9 hours of social work honors courses. Students completing the honors concentration must take SOWK 417  and SOWK 467  and complete a senior research project. A grade of B or above must be earned in all honors courses and students must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.25. Students are evaluated at the end of each semester. Students with cumulative grade point averages that drop below a 3.25 will incur probationary status and will be given one semester to raise their average above 3.25. Failure to improve one’s cumulative grade point average during the probationary semester will lead to dismissal from the honors concentration. Students interested in honors at any level should consult with their academic advisor or the BSSW program director about participation in the honors concentration.