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2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, BSW

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Degree Requirements

  1. Read the UTPB catalog and be familiar with all requirements for the BSW degree. It is the student’s responsibility to know/fulfill all requirements.
  2. At least 48 sch must be taken at the upper level.
  3. At least 30 of those hours must be completed at UTPB.
  4. All Field Practicum courses must be completed at UTPB
  5. An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher for all classes taken at UTPB.
  6. A minimum average grade of “C” in all courses counting towards the BSW, including general education core and elective courses.
  7. A minimum grade of “C” in all social work core courses.
  8. Students who enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education as first-time freshman in the Fall 2007 and thereafter are not permitted to drop more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career (Texas Administrative Code 4.10). This limit includes all transfer work.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Social and Behavioral Science (3 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Additional Social Science Requirement (3 sch)

Both courses are required for a Social Work Major.  Select the one not used to fulfill the General Education requirement. This course will also fulfill the Component Area Option.

Computer Use

All Social Work students must demonstrate a basic use of computing through the completion of PSYC 3301  or SOCI 3317 .

Major Requirements

The BSW degree requires a minimum of 120 sch, with at least 48 upper level credits (3000/4000) and DOES NOT REQUIRE A MINOR.

Electives (25 sch)

Choose a minimum of 25 elective credits, or the number required to complete a total of 120 credit hours. The following are suggested as possible choices.

Field Placement

The program requires 12 credit hours (480 clock hours) of field practice experience. This will be satisfied by two SOWK Field Practicum placements taken in the senior year, SOWK 4480 /SOWK 4280  and SOWK 4481 /SOWK 4281 . Enrolled students will work in a social service delivery agency under the supervision of a qualified social worker. Social Work faculty will provide faculty liaison services to monitor the student’s progress within the field placement. Students who have completed the general education core courses and the majority of the social work core courses should apply for acceptance into the field placement in the long semester prior to the semester they anticipate entering field. Application for field placement is made with the Director of Field Education.

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