Bachelor of Social Work
Requirements for program admission include a 2.000 overall GPA, completion of premajor and prerequisite courses, and satisfactory completion of a noncredit BSW Program/Practicum Orientation session. Students who receive a grade lower than C (2.000) in a required social work course must repeat that course and earn a C (2.000) or above. Provisional admissions may be granted before final grades are received, but enrollment in required upper-division social work courses is dependent upon meeting these admission standards.
Placement into practicum requires attendance at a noncredit BSW Program/Practicum Orientation session, submission of a practicum inventory form and resume by December 1 of the year prior to entering practicum. A practicum placement interview will need to be scheduled after the December 1 deadline.
Social work majors must complete 45 credit hours of required social work courses. Students must be formally admitted to the major in order to take 400-level classes. BSW students are are required to take two major course selections, one suggested in the fall semester of the junior year, and one in the spring semester of their senior year.
Required Courses (in their suggested semester):
|Spring Semester||Credit Hours|
|SCWK 201||Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare ( (or elective))||3|
|SCWK 300||Policy I: Understanding Social Welfare Policy||3|
|SCWK||Major Course A||3|
|SCWK 351||Introduction to Social Work Research||3|
|SCWK 360||Person in Society: Micro||3|
|SCWK 302||Techniques and Skills in Generalistic Practice||4|
|SCWK 361||Person in Society: Macro||3|
|SCWK 401||General Practice With Groups||3|
|SCWK 402||Practicum I||4|
|SCWK 403||General Practice With Individuals||3|
|SCWK 400||Policy II: Connecting Policy & Practice||3|
|SCWK 404||Practicum II||4|
|SCWK||Major Course B||3|
|SCWK 470||Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities||3|
|Total Credit Hours||45|
|These courses meet the requirements for a major course selection|
|SCWK 304||Social Diversity and Ethics||3|
|SCWK 340||Human Sexuality||3|
|SCWK 385||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies||3|
|SCWK 407||Generalist Practice With Children and Families||3|
|SCWK 541||Women & Poverty||3|
|SCWK 542||International Social Work||3|
|SCWK 571||Contemporary Issues and Perspectives: LGBTQ||3|
|SCWK 610G||Policy and Practice with Aging||3|
|SCWK 611C||Domestic Human Trafficking||3|
|SCWK 572||Social Work Practice with Families of Diverse Cultures||3|
Note: SCWK 201 is offered each semester. All other social work classes are offered only in the semester indicated on this guide.
Students in the Bachelor of Social Work program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing a practicum experience in SCWK 402 and SCWK 404. These classes have an on-campus seminar that reflects on experiences in the 480 hours combined of required supervised placement in a social service agency in the Wichita Community, or student's own community if possible. Each student must meet with a field instructor at the agency for supervision and attend a university class with a field liaison that provides the reflective feedback for the educational tie to the Council of Social Work Education's — Education Policy and Accreditation Standards.