The BASW program, which is offered by the School of Social Work and has been fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1976, educates generalist social work practitioners with a liberal arts foundation for practice from a transcultural perspective with individuals, families, and groups within organizations and in the context of broader communities in which they are embedded. To develop the necessary professional generalist skills in their work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, the BASW program curriculum and field practicum experiences provide students with learning opportunities to develop: 1) a selected body of knowledge about social institutions, and methods of problem-solving in social relationships; 2) the skills for integrating knowledge, thought, and feeling into an effective and efficient program of doing; and, 3) a personal and professional value system which incorporates a growing self-awareness necessary for the sensitive and disciplined use of self in helping roles.
In addition to the core social work curriculum, which includes human behavior in the social environment, social policy and programs, practice, social research, and field education, electives are offered to expand a student’s interest in the areas of social work with families; social services to children and youth; alcoholism and substance abuse and the family.
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University Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures .
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
Requirements of the Major
All students must complete SCWK 110 , SCWK 120 , and SCWK 130 with a passing grade of “C” or better and receive a grade of “Credit” in SCWK 140 before moving forward to other advanced Social Work courses (SCWK 111 , SCWK 112 , SCWK 175 ) or to the field education program (SCWK 141 , SCWK 142 ).
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
The following courses Required in the Major must be completed with a grade of “C or better”: SCWK 110 , SCWK 111 , SCWK 112 , SCWK 120 , SCWK 130 , and SCWK 175 . The following course must be completed with “Credit”: SCWK 140
General Education/American Institution Requirements
Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .