Agency Field Manual- The Curriculum

The social work curriculum at SCSU flows from the mission and is consistent with the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education

Social Work Program Curriculum

The academic classroom component of the curriculum contains pre-professional core classes taken in other departments (biology, human relations, applied psychology or psychology, statistics, and sociology), and social work major courses. The final semester is devoted to practice under the supervision of a social worker with a BSW/MSW.

For a complete description of the Social Work (SW) Undergraduate Programs see the Undergraduate Bulletin

Pre-professional Core Courses

The following is a list of Pre-Professional Core Courses in Social Work. For further information and course descriptions see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

  • BIOLOGY 103 - Human Biology (3 credits)
  • HUMAN RELATIONS 201-206 - Non-Opprs. Rels. (4 credits)
  • CEEP 262 - Human Growth and Development (3 credits) or PSY 240 - Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • STATS 193 - Statistical Thinking (3 credits)
  • SOCIOLOGY 160 - Principles of Sociology (3 credits)

Social Work Major Courses

The following is a list of courses in the Social Work (SW) Undergraduate Program. For further information and course descriptions see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

  • SW 195 - Social Welfare and Democratic Citizenship (3 credits)
  • SW 216 - Introduction to Social Work (3 credits)
  • SW 330 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • SW 340 – Fundamentals of Generalist Practice (3 credits)
  • SW 345 - Marginalized Populations (3 credits)
  • SW 350 - Social Work Research Methods (3 credits)
  • SW 360 - Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • SW 410 - Social Work Practice I (3 credits)
  • SW 411 - Social Work Practice II (3 credits)
  • SW 412 -Social Work Practice III (3 credits)
  • SW 443 - Pre-Field Practicum (3 credits)
  • SW 444 – Field Practicum (12 credits)
  • SW 445 – Field Practicum Seminar. (3 credits)

Sequencing of Upper Divsion Social Work Major Courses

Junior Year Senior Year

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

SW 330 (3) SW 350 (3) SW 411 (3) SW 444 (12)
SW 340 (3) SW 360 (3) SW 412 (3) SW 445 (3)
SW 345 (3) SW 410 (3) SW 443 (3)  
All students must complete SW 195 and all pre-professional core courses before proceeding with the upper division Social Work major sequence. Students are encouraged to take SW 216 early in their academic career. Students apply for admission to the major first semester of their junior year.

 

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