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Bachelor of Social Work Degree Plan

(120 Credit Hours)

The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) at ASU is designed to prepare students
to work as a generalist social worker. The B.S.W. program at ASU emphasizes the biopsychosocial approach when encountering clients. Students are offered courses that will expose them to biopsychosocial theories of human behavior; assessment and evaluation methods; policy; communication skills, and micro and macro level intervention skills essential in today’s outcome based social service environment. A grade of “C” or above in each required social work course and a minimum of 2.50 in all social work courses is required. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners Licensing Exam. The B.S.W. program at ASU is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Academic Major

Courses

Hours

Social Work 2307

3

Social Work 3306, 3307, 3309, 3311, 3313, 3315, 3355, 3357, 4371, 4372, 4373

33

Social Work (advanced electives)

21

Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Communication 1315 3
Economics 1300, 2301, 2302, Psychology 2301, Sociology 1301 3
General Studies 1181 1
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Electives

Courses

Hours

Electives

20

B.S.W. degree students do not have a minor. As a requirement of the B.S.W. degree, students must take and successfully pass a comprehensive examination. Minimum grade of “C” is required in all social work courses counted toward the major or minor.

Academic Minor in Social Work

Students may obtain an academic minor in Social Work which is grounded in the person-in-environment perspective. Courses in the minor provide students with an understanding of people who may require social services. Students are offered courses that will expose them to biopsychosocial theories of human behavior; assessment and evaluation methods; communication skills; and micro and macro level intervention skills essential in today’s outcome based social service environment. This minor is highly applied, structured, and provides exposure to the social work profession. The Social Work Minor consists of Social Work 2307, 3307, 3315, and 9 semester credit hours from any Social Work advanced electives; and includes a total of 18 semester credit hours of course work. Minimum grade of “C” is required in all social work courses counted toward the minor. A split or dual minor is not available in social work.