B.A. Social Work

Program Admissions Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 58 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for the semester at the time of application.
Completion of or current enrollment in the following courses:
BIOL 1100Concepts of Biology (Partially Fulfills Objective 5)4
BIOL 1100LConcepts of Biology Lab (Partially Fulfills Objective 5)0
ENGL 1102Writing and Rhetoric II (Partially Fulfills Objective 1)3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Fulfills Objective 3)3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)3
SOC 1101Introduction to Sociology (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)3
SOC 2248Critical Analysis of Social Diversity (Fulfills Objective 7)3
SOWK 2271Introduction to Social Work3
SOWK 2272Human Development and Diversity3
All the required courses for admission have to be passed with a minimum grade of “C”.
Completion of the Application for admission to the Social Work Major including a $30 application fee, a three to five-page typed statement explaining why you would like to be a social worker and why you might be a good fit for the Social Work Program at Idaho State University, and a copy of your DegreeWorks transcript. See application information and further details, at http://www.isu.edu/sociology/socialwork/index.shtml.
Students must have a background check performed. Please go to the program website for specific requirements. The criminal history check must be “in progress” or completed before application is submitted.
Total Credits25

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 1 - ENGL 11026
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 11533
Objective 46
Objective 5 - BIOL 1100/BIOL 1100L7
Objective 6 - SOC 1101, PSYC 11016
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7 - SOC 2248
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements 

PSYC 3301Abnormal Psychology3
SOC/SOWK 3308Sociological Methods and Social Work Research3
SOC 3309Social Statistics3
SOWK 3372Practice Interventions with Individuals and Families3
SOWK 3373Practice Interventions with Groups3
SOWK 3375Application of Contemporary Social Work Theory3
SOWK 4471Social Justice, Advocacy, and Policy Practice3
SOWK 4476Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar I6
SOWK 4477Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar II6
SOWK 4494Practice Interventions with Organizations and Communities3
SOWK 4498Integration of Social Work Practice, Theory, and Research3
Choose 6 credits of upper division SOC, SOWK or PSYC.6
Total Credits45

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements (w/o General Education)6
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)45
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives32
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education