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BSW Degree Plan

Sequencing the BSW Curriculum

While we will attempt to meet students’ individual circumstances, we have structured the BSW curriculum to progress through the following sequence of courses, amounting to at least 121 credit hours. The sequence is in the Texas State 2014-2016 Catalog and is distributed to students in a printed handout through the College of Applied Arts Advising Center - Click on the link found below.

Undergraduate Degree Outline Links

Phase I Requirements

 (010) Communication (6 hours)

  • ENG 1310 College Writing I
  • ENG 1320 College Writing II

(020) Mathematics (3 hours)

  • MATH 1315 College Algebra 

 or

  • MATH 1319 Math for Business and Economics I

(030) Life & Physical Sciences (6 hours-see box below for course options)

  • 3 hours Life and Physical Science
  • 3 hours Life and Physical Science

 (040) Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

  • PHIL 1305 Philosophy & Critical Thinking (WI)          

 or

  • PHIL 1320 Ethics in Society (WI)

(060) American History (6 hours)

  • HIST 1310 U.S. History to 1877 (WI)
  • HIST 1320 U.S. History to Date (WI)

(090) Texas State Area Option (3 hours)

  • COMM 1310 Fundamentals of Human Communication

University Requirement (1 hour)

  • US 1100 University Seminar- PACE Students Only

Social Work Courses (6 hours)

  • SOWK 1350 Intro to Social Work
  • SOWK 2375 Social Services in the Community (+50 hours volunteer experience)

Additional Phase I Requirements

□ 2.5 Overall GPA

□ 2.75 GPA in SOWK and Supportive Social Science Courses (see back of this sheet)

□ “C” or higher earned in both SOWK 1350 and SOWK 2375

□ Minimum 45 semester hours earned

All of the criteria in this box must be satisfied to apply to Phase II. You can apply while in the process of finishing these requirements the last semester of Phase I.

 (030) Life & Physical Science Options (Pick Two-6 hours) ANTH 2414 Biological Anthropology, BIO 1320 Modern Biology I, BIO 1330 Functional Biology, BIO 1331 Organismal Biology, BIO 1321 Ecology, Evolution, & Society, CHEM 1310 Introductory Chemistry for Non-Science Majors, CHEM 1330 Chemistry for Non-Science Majors, CHEM 1341 General Chemistry I, CHEM 1342 General Chemistry II, GEO 1305 Meteorology, GEOL 1410 Physical Geology, GEOL 1420 Historical Geology, PHYS 1310 Elementary Physics, PHYS 1315 General Physics I, PHYS 1320 Elementary Physics, PHYS 1325 General Physics II, PHYS 1340 Astronomy Solar System, PHYS 1350 Astronomy Stars and Galaxies, PHYS 1430 Mechanics, PHYS 2425 Electricity & Magnetism

* Students will not receive general education core curriculum credit for both CHEM 1310 and CHEM 1341. Students will not receive general education core curriculum credit for both PHYS 1325 and PHYS 2425.

 (050) Creative Arts (3 hours) pick ONLY one

  • ART 2313 Introduction to Fine Arts, Art
  • DAN 2313 Introduction to Fine Arts, Dance
  • MU 2313 Introduction to Fine Arts, Music
  • TH 2313 Introduction to Fine Arts, Theater

 (070) Government/Political Science (6 hours)

  • POSI 2310 Principles of American Government
  • POSI 2320 Functions of American Government

 

 (080) Social & Behavioral Science (3 hours)

  • PSY 1300 Introduction to Psychology

 (090) Texas State Area Option (3 hours)  pick ONLY one

  • ENG 2310 British Literature Before 1785
  • ENG 2320 British Literature Since 1785
  • ENG 2330 World Literature Before 1600
  • ENG 2340 World Literature Since 1600
  • ENG 2359 American Lit. Before 1865
  • ENG 2360 American Lit. Since 1865

 

 

Texas State GPA 2.50                       Minimum Hours 120                          Major GPA 2.75

 

Phase II Requirements

Semester of Phase II SOWK Courses (10 hours)

Prerequisites

*SOWK 3340 Social Work Research Official SOWK Major; CJ 3347 or HP 3302 or HP 3325 or PSY 2301 or SOCI 3307
*SOWK 4310 Diversity & Social Justice None
*SOWK 3420 Social Work Practice I (WI) Official SOWK Major
   

Second Semester of Phase II SOWK Courses (10 hours)

Prerequisites

*SOWK 3305 Sem. Hum. Behav. Soc. Env. I Official SOWK Major; SOWK 3420

*SOWK 3425 Social Work Practice II (WI)

Official SOWK Major; SOWK 3420

*SOWK 4355 Policy Practice

None

   

Third Semester of Phase II SOWK Courses (10 hours)

Prerequisites

*SOWK 4305 Sem. Hum. Behav. Soc. Env. II (WI) Official SOWK Major; SOWK 3305
*SOWK 4356 Professionalism in Social Work Official SOWK Major; SOWK 3425
*SOWK 4425 Social Work Practice III (WI) Official SOWK Major; SOWK 3425

 

Additional Phase II Requirements

Social Work Electives: 6 hours (two different classes)

Prerequisites

*SOWK 2320, 3332, 4315, SOWK 4300A, SOWK 4300B, SOWK 4300C, SOWK 4300D, SOWK 4318, SOWK 4320 See undergraduate catalog

*SOWK 2320, 3332, 4315, SOWK 4300A, SOWK 4300B, SOWK 4300C, SOWK 4300D, SOWK 4318, SOWK 4320

See undergraduate catalog
   

**Interdisciplinary Electives: 14 hours

Prerequisites

*Any level Interdisciplinary Elective

Approved electives are from allied professions such as: PSY, SOCI, CJ, CA, FCD, ANTH

See undergraduate catalog for prerequisites on courses
   

SOWK 3312/Supportive Social Science Courses (9 hours)

Prerequisites

*SOWK 3312 Alcoholism and Chemical Dependence None
*CJ 3347 or HP 3302 or HP 3325 or PSY 2301 or SOCI 3307 See undergraduate catalog

*ENG 3303 Technical Writing (WI)

OR

*ENG 3304 Professional Writing (WI)

None

 

Phase III Requirements

(12 hours, Last Semester of BSW Degree)

*SOWK 4645 Beg. Field Practice in Social Work Completion of Phase II; application to field coordinator
*SOWK 4650 Adv. Field Practice in Social Work Completion of Phase II; application to field coordinator

*All SOWK and Supportive Social Science courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better

 

**Interdisciplinary Electives: Students are required to complete 14 credits of Interdisciplinary Electives from any discipline offering a course deemed relevant to the Social Work major. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better for credit.

 

Phase II – Official SOWK Major (BSW)

Students submit a formal application for admission to Phase II. Applications are due to the School of Social Work office by 5:00 p.m. on the second Monday of November for spring admission or the second Monday in April for fall admission. The Phase II application can be found on the SOWK website: http://www.socialwork.txstate.edu/undergraduate/BSWadmissions.html

 

In you did NOT earn credit for 2 years of the same foreign language in high school, 2 semesters of the SAME foreign language are required at the college level.

 

Total Minimum Hour Requirement for Graduation: 120 semester hours

Minimum Advanced Hour Requirement for Graduation: 36 Advanced Hours (3000-4000 level classes)

Minimum Writing Intensive Hours Required for Graduation: 9

 

See the Texas State University undergraduate catalog for complete list of graduation requirements. The final responsibility for meeting all graduation requirements stated in the undergraduate catalog rests with the student. This form is only a guide to understanding the Texas State Undergraduate Catalog. This sheet is not meant to be a complete list of University graduation requirements.