Program of Study

In addition to completing 47 hours of Savannah State University’s core curriculum requirements (Areas A, B, C, D*, E, and additional requirements), 18 hours in Area F (courses appropriate to the program of study); and 60 hours of social work major (SOWK) courses.

* Social work majors must complete BIO 1104 (Human Biology) and BIO 1104 Lab in AREA D

Core Curriculum:
Areas A, B. C. D. E, and Additional Requirements
47 hrs
AREA SUBJECT
CREDITS HRS
A
Essential Skills
9 hrs
B
Institutional Options
5 hrs
C
Humanities/Fine Arts
6 hrs
D
Sciences, Math, Technology
10 hrs
E
Social Sciences
12 hrs
***
Additional Requirements
5 hrs
F
Courses Appropriate to
Program of Study
18 hrs
SOCI 1101
SOCI2101

SOWK 2200

POLS 2101
Introduction to Sociology
Social Statistics (also listed as SOWK 2101)
Human Needs and Human Services
Introduction to Political Science.
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
Foreign Language sequence (Two courses at any level)
6 hrs
Major Requirements:
48 hrs
SOWK 2205

SOWK 3101
SOWK 3201

SOWK 3202

SOWK 3220
SOWK 3305

SOWK 3340
SOWK 3341
SOWK 3342
SOWK 4410

SOWK 4701
SOWK 4702
SOWK 4901
SOWK 4902
History of Social Welfare and Social Policy
Research Methods
Human Behavior & the Social Environment I
Human Behavior & the Social Environment II
Human Diversity and Social Work Practice Introduction to Social Work Practice
Interventive Methods I
Interventive Methods II
Interventive Methods III
Implementation of Social Welfare Policies
Field Experience I ***
Field Experience II
Senior Seminar I
Senior Seminar II
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

6 hrs
6 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Choose two of the following courses:
6 hrs
SOWK 4106
SOWK 4201
SOWK 4301

SOWK 4510
SOWK 5501

SOWK 6000
SOWK 6100
Social Work with Families and Children
Gerontological Social Work
Substance Abuse Intervention Strategies
Crisis Intervention
Law, Race and Poverty in the Welfare of Children
Special Topics
Independent Study
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
General Electives
6 hrs
Total Hours Required
125 hrs
COPY OF BSW PROGRAM GRID: BSW GRID 2012 fillable
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO BSW FIELD PRACTICUM
SOWK 4701 & SOWK 4702 AND SOWK 4901 & SOWK 4902

To be eligible for admissions to Field Practicum students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 and above in all Social Work Courses after formal admission to the social work program. Students must also satisfy the standards for social work education as stated in the BSW Student Handbook.

Students must adjust their schedules for weekday, daytime practicum hours.

Students who are denied admission to field practicum must select another major. Students who fail field practicum a second time will be dismissed from the social work program and must select another   major.