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Bachelor of Social Work program details

Social work program overview here.

Tuition and fees: https://edwardscampus.ku.edu/edwards-campus-tuition-fees

Comprehensive KU course catalog: https://catalog.ku.edu/

Grading and grades: https://registrar.ku.edu/grades

KU School of Social Welfare: http://socwel.ku.edu

KU calendar: http://registrar.ku.edu/calendar/

KU Refund policies: https://registrar.ku.edu/fee-petition

Admissions criteria: http://socwel.ku.edu/academics/degrees/bsw/bsw/admission

Complete BSW Advancement Requirements

Students must submit advancement materials for review at least one week prior to the start of fall classes junior year.  Students can begin this online process after being admitted to KU. http://socwel.ku.edu/academics/degrees/bsw/bsw/apply.

Advancement Requirements

For BSW students to advance in the Program and into 500 level coursework they must complete the following

If all of the above criteria are met, students are successfully advanced into 500 level coursework.

Should a student not meet all of the above criteria, they have until one week prior to classes beginning in the fall semester to complete required courses and/or documented service hours.

Should a student’s cumulative GPA be below a 2.5 and between 2.25 and 2.49, the student may advance and will be on probation for the fall semester.  If at the end of the fall semester the cumulative GPA is not at or above a 2.5, the student will be dismissed from the BSW Program.

In cases of a felony record or reference letters noting Recommend with Reservations or Do Not Recommend, students may not advance to 500 level coursework until a review is conducted and approved by the BSW Program Director, Director of Field Education, and Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

To apply: http://socwel.ku.edu/academics/degrees/bsw/bsw/admission

Curriculum and requirements: http://socwel.ku.edu/academics/degrees/bsw/bsw/curriculum

Degree requirements

  • 120 total hours of course work including 12 hours of field practicum
    • 51 Social Welfare hours including SW 220 or equivalent
    • 41 hours of general education requirements
    • 28 hours of electives
  • KU cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Grade-point average of 2.5 in required social work courses
  • 30 hours in residence at KU in final year
  • 69 general education hours

Required Courses

44 credit hours

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

ENGL 101: Composition

3

ENGL 101

ENGL 102: Critical Reading and Writing

3

ENGL 102

Additional English Course: ENGL 203, 209, 210 or 211

 

ENGL 203, 209, 210 or 211

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

3

COMS 130

MATH 101: College Algebra

3

MATH 101

Literature requirement

 

See socwel.ku.edu for details

HUM 204: Western Civilization I or HUM 205: Western Civilization II

3

HUM 204 or 205

Intercultural requirement

 

See socwel.ku.edu for details

ABSC 160: Child Behavior & Development or PSYC 333: Child Development

3

ABSC 160 or PSYC 333

BIOL 100/102: Biology and Lab

3

BIOL 100/102

ECON 104: Economics

3

ECON 104

POLS 110: U.S. Politics

3

POLS 110

PSYC 104: Psychology

3

PSYC 104

SOC 104: Sociology

3

SOC 104

SW 220: Social Work, Social Welfare and U.S. Society

3

SW 220

B.S.W. MAJOR COURSES

48 credit hours

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

SW 530: Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3

SW 530

SW 540: Fundamentals of Social Work Research

3

SW 540

SW 555: Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice: Culturally Competent Social Work

3

SW 555

SW 510: Fundamentals of Social Work Practice

3

SW 510

SW 532: Community and Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior

3

SW 532

SW 541: Social Work Research Seminar

3

SW 541

SW 601: Field Practicum

6

SW 601

SW 610: Social Work Practice Seminar I

3

SW 610

SW 612: Social Work Practice Seminar II

3

SW 612

SW 620: Social Policies and Program Analysis

3

SW 620

SW 621: Social Policy Analysis and Advocacy

3

SW 621

SW 623: Seminar in Professional Issues

3

SW 623

Two of the Following:

 

 

SW 630: Topics in Social Work Practice: Antisocial, Aggressive Behavior in Childhood and Early Adolescence

3

SW 630

SW 631: Topics in Social Work Practice: Intimate Partner Violence

3

SW 631

SW 632: Topics in Social Work Practice: Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice

3

SW 632

SW 633: Topics in Social Work Practice: Crisis Intervention

3

SW 633

Elective Courses

28 credit hours

You may use your electives to pursue a minor in another field.

 


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