May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2023-2024 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 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



 

Licensure Notification


This program typically leads to licensure/certification and was designed to meet such qualifications for the state of Utah. Students who are or may be planning to pursue licensure/certification in any other U.S. state or territory may need to meet additional education requirements. This is not a reflection of SUU’s accreditation or quality, as each state and territory regulates their own education requirements for occupational licensure.

Students enrolled in a teacher preparation program may potentially be able to use a Utah educator license to obtain licensure through reciprocity. Additional information may be found through the Department of Teacher Education’s reciprocity table.

An overview of all of SUU’s programs that lead to licensure/certification and the programs’ current determination statuses may be found at www.suu.edu/provost/licensure.html.

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