Sep 19, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2021-2022 General Catalog [Current]

Social Work (B.S.W.)


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Program Summary

Students who complete a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) will be prepared to pass the Utah exam for the Social Service Worker’s license, which is required for many social services jobs. Students will have the skills, knowledge, and competencies to work with individuals and families in a variety of social service careers. They will also have the foundational knowledge to be accepted into a Master of Social Work degree program that prepares students to be licensed as social workers and clinicians.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
  • Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
  • Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  • Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
  • Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
  • Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Social Work Curriculum (58 Credits)


Free Electives (27-41 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.S.W. Degree: 120


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