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

(120 credit hours)

The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) at ASU is designed to prepare you
to work as a generalist social worker. Our program emphasizes the biopsychosocial approach when encountering clients. Our courses will expose you 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, you 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, 2316

6

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

33

Social Work 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

17

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

Academic Minor in Social Work

You may obtain an academic minor in Social Work that is grounded in the person-in-environment perspective. Courses in the minor provide you with an understanding of people who may require social services. You are offered courses that will expose you 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. It consists of Social Work 2307, 3307, 3315, and 9 credit hours from any Social Work advanced electives. It also includes a total of 18 credit hours of coursework. A 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.