Major Requirements

Students majoring in Social Work must earn a final grade of C or better in all courses with a SWK prefix as well as ENG 1010 (Composition) and ENG 1040 (Composition and Rhetoric).

The Social Work major consists of 63 credits distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses

12 credits

PSC 1510 American Government (3) PSY 3410 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 1010 General Psychology (3) SOC 1510 Principles of Sociology (3)

Required Statistics Course

Select one course (3 credits) from the following list:

JUS 2200 Applied Statistics (3) PSY 2500 Statistics for Psychology (3)
MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3) SOC 2200 Applied Statistics (3)
   

Required Professional Core Courses

48 credits

SWK 2310 Introduction to Social Work (3) SWK 3500 Human Diversity and Populations-At-Risk (3)
SWK 2400 Professional Writing and Critical Thinking (3) SWK 3700 Social Welfare Policy and Services I (3)
SWK 3000 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3) SWK 3720 Social Welfare Policy and Services II (3)
SWK 3020 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3) SWK 4200 Practice Methods I (3)
SWK 3050 Death and Dying (3) SWK 4240 Practice Methods II (3)
SWK 3150 Helping Processes (3) SWK 4750 Field Education Seminar (3)
SWK 3320 Methods of Social Research (3) SWK 4800 Social Work Capstone Seminar (3)

Note: Students must complete University requirements with a GPA of 2.25 or better and maintain a 2.75 in courses with an SWK prefix.


Minor Requirements

The Social Work minor consists of 18 credits distributed as follows:

Required Core Course

3 credits

SWK 2310 Introduction to Social Work (3)

Electives

Select five courses (15 credits) from the following list:

SWK 2400 Professional Writing and Critical Thinking (3) SWK 3320 Methods of Social Research (3)
SWK 3000 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3) SWK 3500 Human Diversity and Populations-At-Risk (3)
SWK 3020 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3) SWK 3700 Social Welfare Policy and Services I (3)
SWK 3050 Death and Dying (3) SWK 3720 Social Welfare Policy and Services II (3)
SWK 3150 Helping Processes (3) SWK 3750 Child Welfare (3)

Child Welfare Collaborative Requirements

Achieve a grade of B or better in the required core course. Successfully complete an interview with the Child Welfare Collaborative Committee. Complete all requirements for the Social Work major. Complete a Field Placement in a NC Department of Social Services Child Welfare Setting.

Required Core Course

  • SWK 3750 Child Welfare (3 credits)