Social Work (Bachelor of Social Work, B.S.W.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
SWK 250Introduction to Social Work4
SWK 320Philosophy and Policy in Social Services I3
SWK 330Human Behavior and the Social Environment I3
SWK 340Human Behavior and the Social Environment II3
SWK 350Social Work Practice I4
SWK 360Social Work Practice II3
SWK 415Social Work Practice III4
SWK 420Philosophy and Policy in Social Services II3
SWK 480Practicum in Social Work10
SWK 485Social Work Practicum Seminar2
Applied Learning Research Requirement
Select one of the Applied Learning Research Requirement Options9
Restricted Electives
Select nine credit hours from the following:9
Introduction to Mediation
Introduction to Aging Studies
Mental Health and Social Work
Selected Topics in Social Work
Family and Child Welfare
Substance Abuse and Dependence
Death And Dying
Bridge to Practicum
Independent Research/Project
Social Problems
Racial and Ethnic Relations

Applied Learning Research Requirement

Option 1

Select one of the following:3
Business Statistics I
Elementary Statistics
Quantitative Analysis for Health Care Research
Introductory Psychological Statistics 1
SOC 460Methods of Social Research 23
SWK 465Advanced Research Project3
or SOC 465 Advanced Research Project
Total Credit Hours9

PSY 200 Intermediate Psychology is a prerequisite for PSY 300 Introductory Psychological Statistics


SOC 460 Methods of Social Research requires a completion of nine credit hours in Sociology with at least three credit hours numbered 300 or higher.

Option 2

LAW 325Understanding Research in Criminal Justice3
LAW 405Research Methods3
LAW 420Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice3
Total Credit Hours9

NOTE: Students are expected to meet the professional and academic standards of conduct.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours (100 level and above, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper division courses.  Lower division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional course work (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all SWK prefix coursework in the major.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.