Page PDF

Social Work, B.S.W.

UVU strives to ensure the accessibility of our catalogs. However, if individuals with disabilities need this document in a different format than provided, you may contact the Assistive Technology Center at ACCESSIBLETECH@uvu.edu or 801-863-6788.

Requirements

The UVU Behavioral Science Department offers classes that fulfill the social science distribution requirements for graduation, the Behavioral Science pre-major for the associate degree, the Behavioral Science major for the bachelor degree (with an emphasis in Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, or Sociology, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Certificate of Proficiency in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC).

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
Admission to the BSW program includes the following requirements:
  1. Completion of all general education courses.
  2. Completion of SW 1010 with a B- grade or higher.
  3. Completion of ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 and ENGL 2010 with a C+ grade or higher.
  4. Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  5. Approval of the Social Work Admissions Committee. 
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing  3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  Fine Arts 3
  PSY 1010 General Psychology (Social/Behavioral Science) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 64 Credits
Social Work Core - Complete the following courses:  
  PSY 3110 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4
  SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work 3
  SW 2100 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I * 3
  SW 3000 Social Work Practice I * 3
  SW 3100 Social Work Practice II * 3
  SW 3200 Social Work Practice III * 3
  SW 3400 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II * 3
  SW 3500 Social Welfare Policies and Services * 3
  SW 3600 Ethics and Values in Social Work Practice * 3
  SW 371G Diversity Issues in Social Work Practice * 3
  SW 3860 Interviewing Skills 3
  SW 4800 Integrated Seminar I * 1
  SW 481R Field Placement * (1.0) 5
  SW 481R Field Placement * (1.0) 5
  SW 4850 Integrated Seminar II * 1
Complete one of the following: 3
  BESC 3020 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (3)  
  FAMS 3020 Research Methods for Family Science (3)  
  PSY 3030 Research Methods for Psychology (4)  
  SOC 3030 Social Research Methods (3)  
Social Work Electives - Complete 15 credits of approved social work electives. Choose from the following courses: 15
  FAMS 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation (3)  
  BESC 3100 Career and Graduate School Preparation for Behavioral Science Majors (3)  
  BESC 4050 Clinical Research (3)  
  SOC 4020 Survey Research Design (3)  
  PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology (3)  
  SW 3510 International Social Work (3)  
  SW 3750 Child Abuse/Neglect and Domestic Violence (3)  
  SW 4500 Crisis Intervention (3)  
  SW 4700 Case Management in Social Work Practice (3)  
  SW 475R Current Topics in Social Work (3)  
  SW 489R Advanced Research in Social Work   (1)  
  SW 490R Independent Studies (1)  
Elective Requirements: 21 Credits
  Complete 21 additional credits of any courses 1000 to 4000 level. 21

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 of which must be upper division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 credit hours earned in the last 45 credit hours.
  4. Complete PSY 3110 and BESC 3020 with a grade of C- or higher. All other BSW Social Work Core requirements must be completed with a grade of B- or higher. 
  5. All 15 credits of Social Work electives must be completed with a C- grade or higher.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Note: Please see department advisor to make an academic plan and for an explanation of all admission and program requirements.

Footnote
* Students must be formally admitted into the BSW program before they can register for this course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours

ENGL 1010

or ENGH 1005

Introduction to Academic Writing

or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts

3
Quantitative Literacy 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
American Institutions  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work 3
Humanities  3
Biological Science  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Physical Science  3
Fine Arts  3
Elective  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science  3

HLTH 1100

or EXSC 1097

Personal Health Wellness

or Fitness for Life

2
Elective  3
Elective  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 3110 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4
SW 3860 Interviewing Skills 3
SW 2100 HBSE I 3
SW 3600 Ethics and Values in Social Work Practice 3
SW Elective  3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Complete one of the following: 3
BESC 3020 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences  
FAMS 3020 Research Methods for Family Science  
PSY 3030 Research Methods for Psychology  
SOC 3030 Social Research Methods  
Complete the following:  
SW 3000 Social Work Practice I 3
SW 3400 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
SW 371G Diversity Issues in Social Work Practice 3
SW 3500 Social Welfare Policies and Services 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 3100 Social Work Practice II 3
SW 4800 Integrated Seminar I 1
SW 481R Field Placement  5
SW Elective  3
SW Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 3200 Social Work Practice III 3
SW 4850 Integrated Seminar II 1
SW 481R Field Placement II 5
SW Elective  3
SW Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Behavioral Science

The Behavioral Science department is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the Behavioral Science department, visit their website.

Behavioral Science department