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BSW Sample Four-Year Plan

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Note: Admission to the Professional BSW Program is by application and is determined on a competitive basis.

Complete prior to beginning BSW Program

Complete prior to graduation

Professional BSW Courses

Fall Semester Spring Semester
English 1000 (3) Communications 1200 (3)
Biology 1010 (3) Math 1100 (or higher) (3)
Biology 1020 (lab) (2) Sociology 1000 (3)
Psychology 1000 (3) Anthropology (any) (3)
Constitution course (History) (3) SW 1115 (Elective) (3)
SW 1110 (Elective) (1)    
Total Hours: 15 Total Hours 15
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Philosophy (any) (3) Economics (3)
SW 2000 Expl Soc Just (WI) PPO Diversity (3) SW 2220 Human Behavior & Environ (WI) (3)
Social Psychology (3) Humanities–2000+ level (3)
Political Science (any) (3) SW 3320 (Theories of Personality) (3)
Elective (3) Elective (3)
Total Hours: 15 Total Hours 15
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SW 4710 Social Justice & Social Policy (3) SW 4310 Social Statistics (4)
SW 4730 Intro to Social Work Practice (3) SW 4711 Social Justice & Policy II (3)
SW 4740 Intro to Community Org. Proc. (4) SW 4720 Variations in Human Behavior (3)
SW 4750 Interaction Skills Workshop (3) SW 4760 Theory & Prct. of Social Group Work (3)
SW Field of Practice (FoP) Elective (3) SW 4951 Research Methods for SW I (WI) (3)
Total Hours: 16 Total Hours 16
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SW 4770 Strategies of Direct Practice (3) PPO Diversity Elective (Soc 2200 ex.) (3)
SW 4952 Research Methods for SW II (3) Electives (4)
SW 4971 Undergrad. Field Practicum (MWF) (6) Electives (or MSW Senior/Dual Enrollment) (6)
SW 4970 Senior Professional Seminar (3)    
Total Hours: 15 Total Hours 13

This sample program of study allows for graduation within 4 years with no summer session courses. Individual schedules may vary. Please note that when a course number is not referenced, more than one course will fulfill the requirement. Consult the MU Schedule of Courses and your Academic Advisor for guidance.

Total Hours to Graduate: 120

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