Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Social Work, Bachelor of Arts

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.


General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements56
Other Requirements22
Total Hours120

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I3
or MATH 1314 College Algebra
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1308Survey of Life Science3
BIOL 2301Human Anat & Phys I3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENG 2XX 43
Creative Arts
Select one of the following:3
Music Appreciation
Fine Arts In Daily Living
Introduction to Theatre
Intro African Art
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
Institutional Option3
Total Hours42

All social work majors and intended majors are required to receive advising from a departmental advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) indicates the number of course credits.


Students considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to take college Algebra (MATH 1314 College Algebra)


ENGL 2332 World Literature I, ENGL 2333 World Literature II, ENGL 2326 American Literature, or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature (TCCNS: ENG 2332, ENG 2326, ENG 2326)

Major (Social Work)

SOCW 145Intro Social Welfare3
SOCW 246Social Legislation3
SOCW 314Social Work with Groups3
SOCW 340Sem In Helping3
SOCW 346Human Behavior in Soc Envirn I 13
SOCW 347Human Behav Social Environ II 13
SOCW 360Research Design & Ethics for Generalist Social Work Practice 13
SOCW 439Social Welfare Policy3
SOCW 440Generalist Practice I3
SOCW 440LGeneralist Practice Lab I2
SOCW 441Generalist Practice II3
SOCW 441LGeneralist Practice Lab II2
SOCW 443Theories In Socw Prac3
SOCW 444Field Instructions I4
SOCW 444SFld Inst Sem I1
SOCW 446Field Instruction II4
SOCW 446SField Instruction Seminar II1
SOCW 450Social Work Prac Res Eval3
SOCW Electives6
Total Hours56

SOCW 346 Human Behavior in Soc Envirn I is only offered in the Fall of each academic year and must be completed with a “C” or better before enrollment in SOCW 347 Human Behav Social Environ II can occur. SOCW 347 Human Behav Social Environ II and SOCW 360 Research Design & Ethics for Generalist Social Work Practice are only offered in the Spring of each academic year and must be completed with a “C” or better before Senior Block I enrollment can occur.

Other Requirements

Select one of the following:3
Basic Statistics
Sociological Statistics
Elementary Statistics
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
SOCI 1306Contemporary Social Issues3
COSC 1301Intro To Compr Science I3
College Level Elective 13
College Level Elective 13
PSY Elective3
SOC Elective3
Total Hours22

Free Electives must be College Level courses. Developmental courses are not allowed for this purpose.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics I *
or College Algebra
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science * 3
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
SOCW 145 Intro Social Welfare 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
Approved Creative Arts 3
BIOL 2301 Human Anat & Phys I * 3
SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues 3
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 3
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
ENG 2XX 1 3
SOCW 246 Social Legislation 3
Sociology Elective 3
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
Institutional Option 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology * 3
College Level Elective 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
Psychology Elective 2XX or higher 3
SOCW 340 Sem In Helping 3
SOCW 346 Human Behavior in Soc Envirn I 3
SOCW 314 Social Work with Groups 3
Statistics 2 3
Sixth Semester
Social Work Elective 3
Social Work Elective 3
SOCW 360 Research Design & Ethics for Generalist Social Work Practice 3
SOCW 347 Human Behav Social Environ II 3
College Level Elective 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
SOCW 440 Generalist Practice I 3
SOCW 440L Generalist Practice Lab I 2
SOCW 443 Theories In Socw Prac 3
SOCW 444 Field Instructions I 4
SOCW 444S Fld Inst Sem I 1
SOCW 450 Social Work Prac Res Eval 3
Eighth Semester
SOCW 441 Generalist Practice II 3
SOCW 441L Generalist Practice Lab II 2
SOCW 439 Social Welfare Policy 3
SOCW 446 Field Instruction II 4
SOCW 446S Field Instruction Seminar II 1
 Total Hours120

Options include: ENGL 2332 World Literature IENGL 2333 World Literature IIENGL 2326 American LiteratureENGL 2328 African-American Literature


Statistics: PSYC 2317 Basic Statistics, MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics, or SOC 354 Sociological Statistics


Recommended option to satisfy related component area of the General Education Core