Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Social Work, B.A.S.W.


Advisement for the major is available from the School of Social Work  

Social Work, B.A.S.W. Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study) 

Students majoring in social work must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience (transfer students must take a minimum of 23 hours in social work at Salisbury University).

  • Complete 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.

  • No social work course may be repeated more than once.

  • Complete courses for the major with grades of C or better.

Admission to Social Work Program

Students must apply for admission to the B.A.S.W. Program during their junior year. Prior to enrolling in upperlevel social work courses students must:

Pending Legal Action and Conviction Statement

Students pursuing their Bachelor of Social Work are potentially interested in pursuing licensure upon graduation. Applicants are advised that the Professional Standards Committee of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners may refuse to issue a license or certificate of registration to any person who has been convicted of any crime in this or any other state, and licensing entities in other states may adhere to similar standards. Prospective applicants who have been convicted of a crime should also be aware that some field placement agencies require a criminal background check.

Admission to Field Instruction

Students are expected to complete a two semester/term field instruction internship in the same social service agency. Prior to entering the field instruction, students must:

  • Complete the written application for internship.

  • Complete the minimum of 75 hours, including at least six hours of social work practice courses.

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 overall, including transfer credits, and 2.70 in the academic major courses.

  • Interns are responsible for their own transportation related to their field internship.

Life Experience Statement

No credit will be given for work or life experience.

Checklist

This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies


  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Program requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements


See which courses fulfill specific General Education requirements: General Education Courses  

Please Note: There may be courses required for your major or minor that also satisfy a requirement below.

SU Signature Outcomes Requirements (3 Courses)


These courses may also meet additional General Education and/or major requirements.

Complete 1 Course In Each Of The Following Areas (3 Courses):


Additional General Education Requirements (11 Courses)


These courses may also meet SU Signature Outcomes and/or major requirements.

* To be taken in the first 24 credit hours of courses

Complete 1 Course In Each Of The Following (3 Courses):


Complete 1 Course In Each Of The Following - Must Be From Different Content Areas (2 Courses):


Complete 1 Course In Each Of The Following - Must Be From Different Content Areas (2 Courses):


Complete 1 Course In Each Of The Following - Must Be From Different Content Areas (2 Courses):


Complete 1 Course In Each Of The Following (2 Courses):


Major Requirements


Core Requirements (3 Courses)


* May also count toward General Education curriculum.

Complete 1 Course from the Following*:


May not be SOWK 200  

Optional Electives (to complete 120 hours)


Beyond the SOWK courses listed below, students are encouraged to consider elective courses in art, business administration, communication, conflict analysis and dispute resolution, economics, language, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics. Faculty advisement in curriculum planning is required.