Social Work Majors are required to complete the School of Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum, 18 credits of required support courses in related disciplines, and 43 credits of Professional Foundation Core Courses (see lists below) which prepare students for direct services with client systems of various sizes and types.
The Social Work curriculum is built upon the liberal arts perspective of the School of Arts & Sciences which emphasizes learning and ways of thinking about people within a societal context, enriches the student’s understanding of generalist practice, and provides the foundation for the Social Work major.
Required Support Courses in Related Disciplines: 18 Credits
You must earn a grade of C or better in all of the Social Work Professional Foundation Core Courses.
Senior Social Work majors who have a cumulative index of 3.5 in Social Work courses will be awarded departmental honors upon graduation. Each year, a Social Work award is presented to the graduating senior who best epitomizes commitment to the ideals of professional social work, excellence in the practice of its knowledge and skills, and support to her colleagues.