Undergraduate Programs

BSW in Social Work

Degree Requirements
Educational Requirements

The curriculum for the BSW degree consists of a minimum of 120 credit hours provided through required and elective courses. Of these credit hours, 42-45 credit hours are devoted to supportive liberal arts courses and 52 credit hours to social work courses. 

General Education Requirements*

General education course requirements vary by campus. Students are expected to meet the general education requirements specific tot he campus to which they are applying.

Supportive Area Requirements

The supportive area course requirements are divided into four areas:

Arts and Humanities (5 courses)

 A. English Composition (2 courses)

  • Elementary Composition
  • Professional Writing Skills

B.    Modern American History (1 Course)

C.  Two courses are to be chosen that are designated as Arts and Humanities courses on the student's campus.

Biological Sciences (1 course)

One course in human biolgoical sciences

Computer Science/Mathematics/ Physical Science (2 courses)

A. Computer Science

B. Math of Physical Science

Social and Behavioral Sciences

All BSW Students Must take:

  • Introduction Psychology
  • American Government
  • Cultural Antrhopology
  • Economics
  • Introductory Sociology
  • One 300 Level Psychology Course


Social Work Requirements (17 courses)

  • S 102 Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society (3 cr.)
  • *S 141 Introduction to Social Work (3 cr.)
  • *S 221 Human Growth and Development in the Social Environment (3 cr.)
  • S 251 History and Analysis of Social Welfare Policy (3 cr.)
  • *S 331 Generalist Social Work Practice I: Theory and Skills (3 cr.)
  • S 322 Small Group Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
  • *S 332 Generalist Social Work Practice II: Theory and Skills (3 cr.)
  • *S 352 Social Welfare Policy and Practice (3 cr.)
  • *S 371 Social Work Research (3 cr.)
  • S 401 Integrative Field Practicum Seminar I (2 cr.)
  • S 402 Integrative Field Practicum Seminar II (3 cr.)
  • S 423 Organizational Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
  • *S 433 Community Behavior and Practice (3 cr.)
  • S 442 Integrated Practice-Policy Seminar (3 cr.)
  • *S 472 Social Work Practice Evaluation (3 cr.)
  • S 482 Social Work Practicum II (5 cr.)

*online option available at IUPUI

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