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Bachelor of Social Work

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Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise specified.
  • Students in the B.S.W. program must successfully complete all freshman, sophomore, and junior social work courses and achieve senior standing before enrolling the senior year coursework. The School of Social Work requirements sometimes overlap with the General Education requirements for IU South Bend.

The B.S.W. degree requires 120 credit hours, including:

  • 42-45 credit hours of general/supportive liberal arts courses
  • 52 credit hours in social work courses. 
  • 23-26 credit hours selection of electives and meeting general education requirements

General Education Curriculum

Visit the General Education website for a detailed description of the IU South Bend general-education curriculum, including lists of approved courses. All courses certified as meeting the campuswide general-education requirements are designated in the Schedule of Classes.

Required Courses (52 cr.)
  • SWK-S 102 Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
  • SWK-S 141 Introduction to Social Work
  • SWK-S 221 Human Growth and Development in the Social Environment
  • SWK-S 251 History and Analysis of Social Welfare Policy
  • SWK-S 322 Small Group Theory and Practice
  • SWK-S 331 Generalist Social Work Practice I: Theory and Skill
  • SWK-S 332 Generalist Social Work Practice II: Theory and Skill
  • SWK-S 352 Social Welfare Policy and Practice
  • SWK-S 371 Social Work Research
  • SWK-S 401 Integrative  Practicum Seminar I (2 cr.)
  • SWK-S 402 Integrative Practicum Seminar II
  • SWK-S 423 Organizational Theory and Practice
  • SWK-S 433 Community Behavior and Practice within a Generalist Perspective
  • SWK-S 442 Integrated Practice-Policy Seminar in Selected Fields of Practice
  • SWK-S 472 Practice Evaluation
  • SWK-S 481 Social Work Practicum I (4 cr.)
    (guided field experience 15 hours per week)
  • SWK-S 482 Social Work Practicum II (4 cr.)
    (guided field experience 20 hours per week)

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