Social Work Degree Requirements

Social Work (B.S.W.) ♦ Minor in Social WelfarePublic Child Welfare Certification Program


Social Work (B.S.W.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to Section Five of the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Social work majors will fulfill the ACCT with SWK 390 or SWK 490. (Credit hours may be incorporated into major requirements below.)
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS       48 hours

PLUS ONE (1) COURSE SELECTED FROM:

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS       6 hours

FREE ELECTIVES       26 hours
To broaden their experience and knowledge, students are encouraged to complete their programs with electives selected from anthropology, child development, economics, health, foreign language, law enforcement, political science, psychology, recreation, sociology, special education, and speech.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 120 hours


Minor in Social Welfare

A student may minor in Social Welfare by completing the following courses:

PLUS SIX (6) HOURS selected from:


Public Child Welfare Certification Program

The Public Child Welfare certification by the Commonwealth of Kentucky requires an application and interview process, practicum experiences in public welfare agencies, post graduation work commitment, maintenance of a 3.0 GPA in social work courses and an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5. In addition to the B.S.W. degree requirements, students must complete SWK 358 and SWK 450.

See the Social Work Program Director or the program coordinator for more complete information on the application and requirements for the Public Child Welfare Certification Program.