B.A. in Social Work

Program Admissions Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 55 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 at the time of application.
Completion of or current enrollment in the following courses:
Choose one of the following:3-4
Biological Anthropology
and Biological Anthropology Lab (Partially Fulfills Objective 5)
Concepts of Biology (Partially Fulfills Objective 5)
Biology I
and Biology I Lab (Partially Fulfills Objective 5)
ENGL 1102Writing and Rhetoric II (Partially Fulfills Objective 1)3
Honors Humanities I (Partially Fulfills Objective 1)
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 1101Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)3
Each of the required courses for admission to the B.A. in Social Work program must be passed with a minimum grade of “C-”. Admission to the program while any of the above courses are in progress is conditional on satisfying this requirement. Applications for admission to the program are accepted during Spring semesters. Please see the B.A. in Social Work Student Handbook for application deadlines and details on how to submit the required application materials.
Total Credits18-19

General Education

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

Objective 1 - ENGL 1102 or HONS 11016
Objective 23
Objective 3 3
Objective 46
Objective 5 - ANTH 2230/ANTH 2230L recommended OR BIOL 1100 OR BIOL 1101/BIOL 1101L 7
Objective 6 - SOC 1101, PSYC 1101, SOWK 11016
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7 - SOC 2248
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements 

SOWK 3374Human Development and Diversity3
SOC 2201Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies (Fulfills Objective 9)3
or SOC 4462 Power, Class, and Prestige
ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3
or ENGL 3308 Business Communications
PSYC 3301Psychopathology3
SOC/SOWK 3308Sociological Methods and Social Work Research3-4
or PSYC 3303 Psychology Research Methods
SOC 3309Social Statistics3
or PSYC 2227 Basic Statistics
SOWK 3372Practice Interventions with Individuals and Families3
SOWK 3373Practice Interventions with Groups3
SOWK 3375Application of Contemporary Social Work Theory3
SOWK 3379Social Work in a Diversity World3
SOWK 4471Social Justice, Advocacy, and Policy Practice3
SOWK 4473Social Work Field Practicum9
SOWK 4474Social Work Field Seminar3
SOWK 4494Practice Interventions with Organizations and Communities3
SOWK 4498Social Work Capstone3
Choose 3 credits of upper division SOC, SOWK, or PSYC.3
Each required and elective major course must be passed with a minimum grade of “C-.”
Total Credits54-55

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements (w/o General Education)3
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)51-52
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives28-29
Total Credits 120

Recommended Certificate

The B.A. in Social Work Program recommends that students also complete the Certificate in Forensic Sciences, the coursework for which overlaps substantially with the above major requirements.

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education