Course Sequence

Suggested Course Sequence for Bachelor of Social Work Program

Students are also responsible for completing any necessary basic skills requirements* and all General Education Categories, including communication Intensive (CI) requirements.  Make sure that the courses you choose satisfy the requirements in these categories. Basic Math, Reading, and English course must be completed (student may test out of basic skills courses through the University).

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

PSYC 100

Program Prerequisite and Category 6

4 credits

PS 118 OR PS 123

Program Prerequisite

3 credits

SOC 111

Program Prerequisite and Category 7

3 credits

BIOL 104B, 105A, 105C, 111A

Program Prerequisite and Category 4

3-4 credits

General Education

Category 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, CI

3-4 credits

General Education

Category 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, CI

3-4 credits

General Education

Category 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, CI

3-4 credits

General Education

Category 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, CI

3-4 credits

Total Credits                                                                               13-15 credits

Total Credits

12-15 credits

*Category 4 requires seven credit hours- BIOL 104B, 105A, 105C, 111A are included in this category.  One additional Category 4, non-biology, class must be selected.   At least one of the courses selected must be a laboratory course. 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

ECON 125 OR ECON 221

Program Prerequisite

3-4 credits

SW 300

Program Prerequisite

3 credits

General Education

Category 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, CI

3-4 credits

General Education

Category 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, CI

3-4 credits

General Education

Category 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, CI

3-4 credits

General Education

Category 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, CI

3-4 credits

SW 215

Program Prerequisite

3 credits

Major or Minor Elective

 

3-4 credits

Total Credits                                                                              12-15 credits

Total Credits                                                                              12-15 credits

 

If admitted to SVSU, contact general advisor in the Academic Advisement Center/AAC, W 117.  If not yet admitted to SVSU, contact a pre-University advisor in SVSU’s office of Admissions, 989 964 4200. 

Admission into the Social Work Program: Students should apply for admission into the program after Sophomore winter semester.  Application process is available online: www.svsu.edu/socialwork or contact your social work faculty advisor.    

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

SW 316

Major

3 credits

SW 330

Major

3 credits

SW 320

Major

3 credits

SW 318

Major

3 credits

SW 329

Major

3 credits

Major or Minor Elective

 

3 credits

Major or Minor Elective

 

3 credits

Major or Minor Elective

 

3 credits

Major or Minor Elective

 

3 credits

Major or Minor Elective

 

3 credits

 

Total

12-15 credits

 

Total

12-15 credits

*** SW 316, 318, 320, 329 & 330, and selected SW elective / YS courses are offered in the Spring and Summer Semesters as well as Fall and Winter.

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

SW 485

Major

3 credits

SW 403

Major

3 credits

SW 401

Major

3 credits

SW 402

Major

3 credits

SW 483

Field

6 credits

SW 484

Field

6 credits

 

Total

12 credits

 

Total

12 credits

 

*Basic skills course requirements for mathematics, reading, and writing must be satisfied before moving into General Education requirements.  Placement into or exemption from the required courses (MATH 081, 082; ENGL 082, 103, 104; ENGL 080, 111) will be determined at your freshman or transfer orientation and registration program.