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Social Work B.S.W.

Social Work
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 79
  • Degree: Bachelor of Social Work
The bachelor of social work (B.S.W.) program prepares students for generalist practice in a variety of human service settings. Graduates undertake a variety of professional social work roles ranging from counselor and case manager to community organizer and advocate. The curriculum has a special focus on services to American Indians and their communities.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 30 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Evidence of engagement in community service or volunteer work.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Admission Requirements (16 cr)
Take UST 1000 for 1 credit.
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
SW 1000 - Introduction to Social Welfare [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society [LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Required Courses (40 cr)
SW 4121 must be taken for 6 credits.
PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods (4.0 cr)
SW 1619 - Race, Class, and Gender in the United States [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
SW 4100 - Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4101 - Human Behavior in Social Environment (3.0 cr)
SW 4102 - Introduction to Social Work Research (3.0 cr)
SW 4103 - Senior Capstone Project (2.0 cr)
SW 4111 - Introduction to Individual, Family and Group Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4112 - Organization and Community Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4120 - Community Volunteer Experience (1.0 cr)
SW 4121 - Senior Field Placement (3.0-6.0 cr)
SW 4190 - American Indian Social Work Practice Issues (3.0 cr)
SW 4201 - Social Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writ (3 cr)
Social Work Electives (12 cr)
Other classes may be used with permission of advisor
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SW 1210 - Global Issues [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· SW 4113 - Introduction to Child Welfare Practice (3.0 cr)
· SW 5061 - Computers in the Human Services (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SW 5091 - Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5096 - Special Project (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5111 - Grant Writing in the Human Services (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SW 5222 - Intervention in Family Violence (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SW 5271 - Women and Social Policy (2.0 cr)
· SW 5280 - Addressing Alcohol Related Problems in Social Work Practice (1.0-2.0 cr)
Non Social Work Electives (11 cr)
Other classes may be used with permission of advisor.
Take 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AAAS 1104 - Introduction to Black America [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AAAS 3201 - The African American Family (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1001 - Introduction to American Indian Studies [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1010 - American Indian Experience to 1900 [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1020 - American Indian Experiences: 1900-present [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1103 - Introduction to the Ojibwe Language [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1204 - Minnesota Tribal-State Relations: History, Law, Conflict and Conflict Resolution (1.0 cr)
· AMIN 2210 - American Indian Politics: Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights [LE CAT6, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2405 - American Indian Families and Society [LE CAT8, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2407 - Boarding Schools and Beyond: A History of American Indian Education [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 1080 - Understanding Global Cultures [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3.0 cr)
· BHSC 5432 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3.0 cr)
· CLA 2102 - Leader(ship): Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1000 - Human Communication Theory [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3220 - Communication in Organizations (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· CRIM 1301 - Introduction to Criminology [LE CAT8, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CRIM 3324 - Sociology of Criminal Law (3.0 cr)
· CST 2001 - Introduction to Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Studies [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ECH 2010 - Foundational Issues in Early Childhood Studies (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 3340 - Interacting with Diverse Families (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 5340 - Interacting With Diverse Families (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 5381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (2.0 cr)
· GEOG 1202 - World Regional Geography [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 1304 - Human Geography [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 2305 - Geography of Cultural Diversity [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 2360 - Geography of Religion [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 1007 - Philosophy and World Religions [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 2023 - Marriages and Families Worldwide [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2223 - Gender in Society [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3051 - Cross-cultural Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3201 - Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3211 - Group Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3231 - Psychology of Drug Use (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3381 - Adult Development and Aging (3.0 cr)
· SOC 1201 - Sociology of the Family [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3821 - Sociology of Community (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3901 - Social Change and Social Policy (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3945 - Social Stratification (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4370 - Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4947 - Sociology of Gender Identities and Systems (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4949 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3.0 cr)
· SPED 1357 - Individuals with Disabilities in Society [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· SPED 4250 - Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders (4.0 cr)
· SPED 4850 - Foundations of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (4.0 cr)
· WS 1000 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CULT DIV, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3350 - Women and the Law [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3450 - Motherhood and Mothering: Institution and Experience (3.0 cr)
· WS 3800 - Feminist Activism and Community Organizing (4.0 cr)
 
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