Social Work (SW) Undergraduate Programs
226 STEWART HALL/(320) 308-3139
Also see School of Health and Human Services descriptions and requirements.
Programs at a Glance
- BS – Social Work
Program admission and performance requirements
Admission – Department
- 2.60 GPA or higher overall
Academic Standing – Department
- grade of “C-” or better in each social work course and each pre-core course
University minimum requirements for bachelor’s degrees
- 120 credits
- 40 credits in Liberal Education
- 45 credits in upper-division (300-400) courses
- 30 credits in residence at SCSU
- 2.00 GPA overall, in major, and in minor (departments may set higher standards)
(See this section and the section on the School of Health and Human Services for more information.)
Chairperson: Tracy Ore
Faculty: Kircher, Pfohl, Togo Malm
Approved in 1973 by the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating committee, the social work program has as its primary objective the education of social work majors for entry level professional positions in the social welfare and human service delivery system or entry into graduate school.
The social work program is accredited by the National Council on Social Work Education. The social work program combines a liberal arts base with an intensive core of social work classes and field practice experience. Students integrate theoretical knowledge, values and ethics exploration, and skill development in applying a generalist model of social work practice. A strong emphasis of the program is on diversity and social justice. As a part of the pre-professional preparation, students must take the following: CEEP 262 or PSY 240, BIOL 103, SOC 160, HURL 201 and 206, SW 195 and STAT 193.
Students will seek admission into the major during the semester that they are taking SW 340.
A grade point average of 2.6 is required for admission to major. All social work courses and social work pre-core courses require a grade of "C-" or above. Students must re-take any of the above classes in which their grade is below a "C-".
Bachelor of Science
Social Work Major (45)
All students must complete a pre-professional core consisting of BIOL 103, HURL 201, 206, SOC 160, PSY 240 or CEEP 262, STAT 193, SW 195 before admission into the major. Professional requirements: SW 216, 330, 340, 345, 350, 360, 410, 411, 412, 443, 444, 445.
Completion of SW 340, Fundamentals of Generalist Practice and SW 412, Practice III, fulfills the university upper division writing requirement.