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UTC Social Work Curriculum

 NOTE: Students are expected to refer to the UTC CATALOG for specific general education course and degree requirements.  This program sheet does NOT take the place of academic advisement - all pre-social work and BSW social work majors must seek regular academic advisement each semester.

 

Suggested Program of Study for BSW Degree

Fall/Freshmen Hours Spring/Freshmen Hours
 English 1010 3  English 1020 3
 Historical Understanding 3  Psychology 1010 3
 Mathematics 3  SOCW 2010 Intro to Policy 3
 SOCW 1100 Intro 3  Literature 3
 SOC 1510 3  Natural Science 3 or 4
Total 15 Total 15-16
Fall/Sophomore Hours Spring/Sophomore Hours
 BIOL 1100 or 1110 3 or 4  Visual and Performing Arts 3
 Anthropology 1200 3  SOCW 2100 3
 Thoughts and Values 3  SOCW 2070 Interviewing Skills 3
 POLS 1010 3  Elective 3
 Approved Statistics 3  Elective 3
Total 15-16 Total 15
Fall/Junior Hours Spring/Junior Hours
 SOCW 3060 Practice I 3  SOCW 3070 Practice II 3
 SOCW 3080 Ability I 2  SOCW 3420 HBSE II 3
 SOCW 3120 HBSE I 3  SOCW 3670 Intro to Research 3
 SOCW 3330 Special 4  SOCW 4080 Ability II 3
 Populations 3  SOCW 4600 or SOCW Elective 3
 * Elective N/A  * SOCW Elective 3
Total 15 Total 15-18
Fall/Senior Hours Spring/Senior Hours
 SOCW 4070 Practice III 3  SOCW 4100 Policy 3
 SOCW 4170 Applied Research 3  SOCW 4410 Field Seminar II 1
 SOCW 4120 Field I 5  SOCW 4420 Field II 5
 SOCW 4130 Field Seminar I 1  SOCW 4760 Data Analysis 3
 Upper Elective (3000/4000) Approved 3  SOCW 4600 or Elective (if needed) 3
     SOCW 4900 Senior Seminar 2
Total 15 Total 14-17

* Social work majors who participate in the TN Child Welfare Stipend and Certification Program, SOCW 3230 and SOCW 4230 are required courses as part of that program's certification process.

** Students must select one of the following approved liberal arts elective courses for social work majors:  WSTU 3070/SOC 3070:  Gender and Society (3), POL 3480:  Politics of Immigration (3), PSY 3310 or SOC 3310:  Social Psychology (3), SOC 3450:  Social Inequality (3), ANTH 3650:  Medicine and Disease:  A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3), HIST 4340/HIST 4350:  Economic History of the United States (3)

*** Social work majors who participate in the TN Child Welfare Stipend and Certification Program, SOCW 3230 and SOCW 4230 are required courses as part of that program’s certification process

Social Work Continuation Standards

The nature of the social work profession requires the following program continuation standards - to progress in the social work program students are required to:

a. Achieve grade of C or higher in all Social Work courses;
b. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00;
c. Maintain a Social Work major grade point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all Social Work courses.

To enroll in 3000-level and 4000-level Social Work courses, a student must be a Social Work major formally accepted into the program and in good standing.

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