Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

The School of Social Work offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. This degree prepares baccalaureate students for generalist social work practice in agency settings with individuals, families, groups organizations and communities and communities. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body for social work programs. The program is intensive, exciting, and applies to a wide variety of client populations.

Students must complete a supplemental application to the School of Social Work for admission into the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. This program is impacted.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a supplemental application packet including personal statement of commitment to the social work profession, two references, and transcripts; (Contact the School of Social Work for more information.)
  2. Completion of all lower division General Education and additional lower division requirements
  3. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

Requirements to enter the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Basic Skills in Written Communication (A1) (3)3
Basic Skills in Oral Communication (A2) (3)3
Basic Skills in Mathematics (A3) (3)3
Introduction to Statistical Thinking
Basic Skills in Critical Thinking (A4) (3)3
Critical Thinking in Everyday Life
Critical Thinking about Social Issues
Natural Sciences Breadth Area (B2) (8)4
BIOL 1000
1000L
Introduction to Biology
and Introduction to Biology Lab
4
Humanities Breadth Area (C3) (6)3
SPAN 1112College Spanish 23
Social and Behavioral Sciences Breadth Area (D4) (6)
PSYC 1100Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1000Introduction to Sociology3
Additional Lower Division Requirements to enter the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (15-16)9-10
SW 2000Introduction to Social Work3
CJUS 1101Introduction to the Criminal Justice System3
One of the following:
Psychological Statistics
Applied Business Statistics
Total Units47-48

School Regulations

Students must attain grades of "C" or better in all Social Work courses required for the major order to progress in the program.

Requirements (49 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in Social Work

(Program Code: BASW)

Lower-Division requirements (29)
MATH 1201Introduction to Statistical Thinking (GE A3)3
PSYC 1105Critical Thinking in Everyday Life (GE A4)3
or SOC 1800 Critical Thinking about Social Issues
BIOL 1000
1000L
Introduction to Biology
and Introduction to Biology Lab (GE B2)
4
SPAN 1112College Spanish 23
PSYC 1100Introduction to Psychology (GE D4)3
SOC 1000Introduction to Sociology3
SW 2000Introduction to Social Work3
CJUS 1101Introduction to the Criminal Justice System3
PSYC 2210Psychological Statistics4
or ADMN 2100 Applied Business Statistics
Upper-division requirements (43)
PSYC 3390Abnormal Psychology3
or PSYC 3391 Psychopathology of Childhood
PA 3800Introduction to Public Administration3
SSCI 3060Expository Writing for the Social Sciences3
SW 3001Social Welfare Policy I3
SW 3002Social Welfare Policy II3
SW 3010Social Work Research4
SW 3021Human Behavior and the Social Environment I3
SW 3022Human Behavior and the Social Environment II3
SW 4001Social Work Practice I3
SW 4002Social Work Practice II3
SW 4011Field Work4
SW 4012Field Work II4
SW 4200Social Work Capstone1
Three units chosen from: 3
Child Welfare Services
Social Work Interventions in Substance Abuse
Special Topics
Discipline requirements (6)
Courses taken to satisfy upper-division requirements cannot count toward the six units for the discipline requirement.
Six units in one of the following disciplines6
Criminal Justice
Victimology
Law and the Courts
Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
Domestic Violence
Hate Crime and Law Policy
Child Development
Diversity in Child Development
Developmental Psychobiology
Political Science
State and Local Politics
Formulation of Public Policy
Psychology
Parenting and Family Relations
Psychology of Middle Childhood
Psychology of Adolescent Development
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Psychology of Women and Gender
Psychology of Death and Dying
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Community Psychology
Sociology
Sociology of Families
Sociology of Violence
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Social Inequality
The Latino Experience in the U.S.
Total Units78