Social Work (Bachelor)

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for entry-level professional generalist practice with diverse populations. BSW students acquire knowledge, social work professional values, and the skills necessary to respond competently to the service needs of diverse individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. The program emphasizes human and social well-being, human rights, social and economic justice, and the empowerment of individuals, families, groups, and communities that experience oppression and discrimination. During their final semester, all social work students complete a field internship in a community agency. 

The BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  The program graduates social workers who follow the NASW Code of Ethics and apply it to a variety of situations related to diverse client populations, both in the classroom and in field settings

For more information about our School, visit our website or our office on campus.

School of Social Work
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7639
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695

Contact

Dr. Karen Bullock
School of Social Work, Head
1911 Building, Room 205
10 Current Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695
919.515.2492
kbulloc2@ncsu.edu

 

Plan Requirements

Humanities & Social Sciences
Acad Writing Research 14
Soc 2**3
History I3
History II3
Literature I3
Literature II3
Foreign Language 200 Level3
Philosophy3
Any PHI course on the approved GEP Humanities list.
Arts and Letters3
Anthropology Elective3
Psychology Elective3
Advanced Social Science Elective3
Math and Natural Sciences
ST 311Introduction to Statistics3
Select one of the following:4
Biology in the Modern World
and Biology in the Modern World Laboratory
Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
and Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Departmental Requirements
SW 201Introduction to Social Work 14
SW 290The Development of Social Welfare and Social Work in the U.S. 13
SW 300Research Methods in Social Work 13
SW 307Social Welfare Policy: Analysis and Advocacy 13
SW 310Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice 13
SW 312Multicultural Social Work 13
SW 320Social Work Practice I 14
SW 405Social Work Practice II 14
SW 408Social Work Practice III 13
SW 480Preparation for Field Work1
SW 490Field Seminar 13
SW 491Community-Based Field Practicum 19
Major Electives
SW Electives 13
GEP Courses
GEP Mathematical Sciences3
GEP Natural Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives2
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Free Electives
Free Electives (12 Hr S/U Lmt) 217
Total Hours120

Acad Writing Research

Acad Writing Research
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research4
FLE 101Academic Writing and Research4
Transfer Sequence
ENG 1GEP100 Level English Composition3
ENG 202Disciplinary Perspectives in Writing3

Soc 2**

ANT 261Technology in Society and Culture3
GEO 220Cultural Geography3
SOC 202Principles of Sociology3
SOC 203Current Social Problems3
SOC 203ACurrent Social Problems3
SOC 204Sociology of Family3
SOC 205Jobs and Work3
SOC 206Social Deviance3
SOC 207Language and Society3
SOC 211Community and Health3
SOC 212Race in America3
SOC 220Cultural Geography3
SOC 241Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society3
SOC 241ASociology of Agriculture and Rural Society3
SOC 261Technology in Society and Culture3
SOC 295Special Topics in Sociology1-3
SOC 381Sociology of Medicine3
WGS 204Sociology of Family3

Anthropology Elective

ANT 251Physical Anthropology3
ANT 252Cultural Anthropology3
ANT 253Unearthing the Past: Introduction to World Archaeology3
ANT 254Language and Culture3
ANT 261Technology in Society and Culture3
ANT 310Native Peoples and Cultures of North America3
ANT 315The Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors: Archaeology of Mesoamerica3
ANT 325Andean South America3
ANT 330People and Cultures of Africa3
ANT 346Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia3
ANT 370Introduction to Forensic Anthropology3
ANT 371Human Variation3
ANT 389Fundamentals of Archaeological Research3
SOC 261Technology in Society and Culture3

Psychology Elective

AFS 345Psychology and the African American Experience3
EDP 304Educational Psychology3
EDP 476Psychology of Adolescent Development3
PHI 425Introduction to Cognitive Science3
PSY 200Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 208Psychobiology of Success3
PSY 230Introduction to Psychological Research3
PSY 240Introduction to Behavioral Research I3
PSY 241Introduction to Behavioral Research I Lab1
PSY 242Introduction to Behavioral Research II3
PSY 243Introduction to Behavioral Research II Lab2
PSY 307Industrial and Organizational Psychology3
PSY 311Social Psychology3
PSY 312Applied Psychology3
PSY 313Positive Psychology3
PSY 340Human Factors Psychology3
PSY 345Psychology and the African American Experience3
PSY 360Community Psychology Principles and Practice3
PSY 370Personality3
PSY 376Developmental Psychology3
PSY 400Perception3
PSY 406Psychology of Gender3
PSY 410Learning and Motivation3
PSY 411The Psychology of Interdependence and Race3
PSY 416Psychology of Emotion3
PSY 420Cognitive Processes3
PSY 425Introduction to Cognitive Science3
PSY 430Biological Psychology3
PSY 431Health Psychology3
PSY 436Introduction to Psychological Measurement3
PSY 465Advanced Methods in Psychology3
PSY 470Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 475Child Psychology3
PSY 476Psychology of Adolescent Development3
PSY 491Special Topics in Psychology3
PSY 495Community-Based Applied Psychology4
PSY 498Psychology Honors Seminar3
PSY 499Individual Study in Psychology1-6
PSY 590Special Topics in Psychology3
WGS 406Psychology of Gender3

Advanced Social Science Electives

Social Sciences AFS
AFS 305Racial and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 305Racial and Ethnic Relations3
Social Sciences ANT
ANT 251Physical Anthropology3
ANT 252Cultural Anthropology3
ANT 253Unearthing the Past: Introduction to World Archaeology3
ANT 254Language and Culture3
ANT 261Technology in Society and Culture3
ANT 310Native Peoples and Cultures of North America3
ANT 315The Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors: Archaeology of Mesoamerica3
ANT 325Andean South America3
ANT 330People and Cultures of Africa3
ANT 346Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia3
ANT 370Introduction to Forensic Anthropology3
ANT 371Human Variation3
ANT 389Fundamentals of Archaeological Research3
SOC 261Technology in Society and Culture3
Social Sciences ARE
ARE 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 201AIntroduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
ARE 309Environmental Law & Economic Policy3
ARE 311Agricultural Markets3
ARE 433U.S. Agricultural Policy3
EC 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
Social Sciences EC
EC 201Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3
Social Sciences EDP
EDP 304Educational Psychology3
EDP 370Applied Child Development3
Social Sciences ENG
ENG 210Introduction to Language and Linguistics3
Social Sciences FOR
FOR 472Forest Soils4
NR 460Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy3
NR 560Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy3
Social Sciences GEO
GEO 200Principles of Geography3
GEO 220Cultural Geography3
SOC 220Cultural Geography3
Social Sciences Catch All
AS 321Leading People and Effective Communication I3
COM 392International and Crosscultural Communication3
HON 295Honors Special Topics-Social Science3
HSS 392International and Crosscultural Communication3
MS 302Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations3
NR 219Natural Resource Markets3
NS 210Leadership and Management3
SSGE 295Social Sciences Special Topics3
SSGK 295Social Sciences and Global Knowledge Special Topics3
SSUS 295Social Sciences and U.S. Diversity Special Topics3
Social Sciences PRT
PRT 152Introduction to Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Event Management3
PRT 200Health, Wellness and the Pursuit of Happiness3
Social Sciences PS
LPS 315Public Leadership3
PS 201American Politics and Government3
PS 202State and Local Government3
PS 203Introduction to Nonprofits3
PS 231Introduction to International Relations3
PS 236Issues in Global Politics3
PS 241Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PS 301The Presidency and Congress3
PS 302Campaigns and Elections in the US Political System3
PS 303Race in U.S. Politics3
PS 305The Justice System in the American Political Process3
PS 309Equality and Justice in United States Law3
PS 310Public Policy3
PS 312Introduction to Public Administration3
PS 314Science, Technology and Public Policy3
PS 320U.S. Environmental Law and Politics3
PS 331U.S. Foreign Policy3
PS 335International Law3
PS 336Global Environmental Politics3
PS 341European Politics3
PS 342Politics of China and Japan3
PS 345Governments and Politics in the Middle East3
PS 353Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Politics3
Social Sciences PSY
PSY 200Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 208Psychobiology of Success3
PSY 311Social Psychology3
PSY 376Developmental Psychology3
PSY 406Psychology of Gender3
PSY 411The Psychology of Interdependence and Race3
WGS 406Psychology of Gender3
Social Sciences WGS
ENG 308Contemporary Issues in Ecofeminism3
PS 306Gender and Politics in the United States3
PSY 406Psychology of Gender3
SOC 204Sociology of Family3
SOC 304Gender and Society3
WGS 204Sociology of Family3
WGS 304Gender and Society3
WGS 306Gender and Politics in the United States3
WGS 308Contemporary Issues in Ecofeminism3
WGS 406Psychology of Gender3
Social Sciences COM
COM 112Interpersonal Communication3
COM 289Science Communication and Public Engagement3
COM 292Language, Communication, and Culture3
COM 392International and Crosscultural Communication3
HSS 392International and Crosscultural Communication3
Social Sciences SOC
AFS 305Racial and Ethnic Relations3
ANT 261Technology in Society and Culture3
GEO 220Cultural Geography3
SOC 202Principles of Sociology3
SOC 203Current Social Problems3
SOC 203ACurrent Social Problems3
SOC 204Sociology of Family3
SOC 205Jobs and Work3
SOC 206Social Deviance3
SOC 207Language and Society3
SOC 220Cultural Geography3
SOC 241Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society3
SOC 241ASociology of Agriculture and Rural Society3
SOC 261Technology in Society and Culture3
SOC 300Social Research Methods4
SOC 301Human Behavior3
SOC 304Gender and Society3
SOC 305Racial and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 306Criminology3
SOC 311Community Relationships3
SOC 342International Development3
SOC 351Population and Planning3
WGS 204Sociology of Family3
WGS 304Gender and Society3

SW Electives

SW 412Social Work in Schools3
SW 413African American Families: History, Tradition, and Community3
SW 415Child Welfare3
SW 416Addiction Recovery and Social Work Practice3
SW 417Direct Practice with Older Adults3
SW 420The Legal Aspects of Social Work3
SW 440International Learning Experience in Social Work6
SW 495Special Topics in Social Work3
SW 498Independent Studies in Social Work1-6
SW 512Social Work in Schools3
SW 516Addiction Recovery and Social Work Practice3
SW 517Direct Practice with Older Adults3
SW 540International Learning Experience in Social Work6

Foreign Language 200-Level

FLA 201Intermediate Arabic I3
FLC 201Intermediate Chinese I3
FLF 201Intermediate French I3
FLG 201Intermediate German I3
FLI 201Intermediate Italian I3
FLJ 201Intermediate Japanese I3
FLN 201Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I3
FLP 201Intermediate Portuguese I3
FLR 201Intermediate Russian I3
FLS 201Intermediate Spanish I3
FLS 212Spanish: Language, Technology, Culture3
GRK 201Intermediate Greek I3
LAT 201Intermediate Latin I3
PER 201Intermediate Persian I3

History I

A 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western.
AFS/HI 275Introduction to History of South and East Africa3
AFS/HI 276Introduction to History of West Africa3
HI 207Ancient Mediterranean World3
HI 214History and Archaeology of Ancient Latin America3
HI 215Colonial Latin America3
HI 216Modern Latin America3
HI 217Caribbean History3
HI 232The World from 1200 to 17503
HI 233The World Since 17503
HI 263Asian Civilizations to 18003
HI 264Modern Asia: 1800 to Present3
HI 270Modern Middle East3

History II

A 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture.
HI 205Western Civilization Since 14003
HI 208The Middle Ages3
HI 209From Renaissance to Revolution: The Origins of Modern Europe3
HI 210Modern Europe 1815-Present3
HI 221British History to 16883
HI 222History of British Cultures and Societies From 16883
HI 251American History I3
HI 252American History II3
HI 253Early American History3
HI 254Modern American History3

Literature I

A survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century.
CLA 210Classical Mythology3
CLA 320Masterpieces of Classical Lit3
ENG 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
ENG 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
ENG 221Literature of the Western World I3
ENG 222Literature of the Western World II3
ENG 251Major British Writers3
ENG 255Beyond Britain: Literature from Colonies of the British Empire3
ENG 261English Literature I3
ENG 262English Literature II3
ENG 361Studies in British Poetry3
FL 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
FL 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
FL 221Literature of the Western World I3
FL 222Literature of the Western World II3
FLF 301Survey of French Literature from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment3
FLG 320Introduction to German Literature3
FLG 325German Lyric Poetry3
FLJ 342Classical Japanese Literature in Translation3
FLJ 344Early Modern Japanese Literature in Translation3
FLR 303Russian Literature in Translation: The Nineteenth Century3
FLS 340Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and Cultures3
FLS 341Literature and Culture of Spain I3
FLS 342Literature and Culture of Spain II3
FLS 351Literature and Culture of Latin America I3
HON 202Inquiry, Discovery, and Literature3
HON 293Honors Special Topics - Interdisciplinary Perspectives/Global Knowledge3

Literature II

Any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language.
Literature II List A
AFS 248Survey of African-American Literature3
AFS 349African Literature in English3
AFS 448/548/ENG 448/558African-American Literature3
CLA 210Classical Mythology
CLA 320Masterpieces of Classical Lit
ENG 207Studies in Poetry3
ENG 208Studies In Fiction3
ENG 209Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
ENG 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
ENG 221Literature of the Western World I3
ENG 222Literature of the Western World II3
ENG 223Contemporary World Literature I3
ENG 224Contemporary World Literature II3
ENG 232Literature and Medicine3
ENG 246Literature of the Holocaust3
ENG 248Survey of African-American Literature3
ENG 249Native American Literature3
ENG 251Major British Writers3
ENG 252Major American Writers3
ENG 261English Literature I3
ENG 262English Literature II3
ENG 265American Literature I3
ENG 266American Literature II3
ENG 267LGBTQI Literature in the U.S.3
ENG 275Literature and War3
ENG 305Women and Literature3
ENG 339Literature and Technology3
ENG 340Literature, Art, and Society3
ENG 341Literature and Science3
ENG 342Literature of Space and Place3
ENG 349African Literature in English3
ENG 361Studies in British Poetry3
ENG 362Studies in the British Novel 3
ENG 369The American Novel of the 19th Century3
ENG 370American Fiction, Twentieth Century and Beyond3
ENG 372American Poetry, Twentieth Century and Beyond3
ENG 376Science Fiction3
ENG 377Fantasy3
ENG 380Modern Drama3
ENG 382Film and Literature3
ENG 385Biblical Backgrounds of English Literature3
ENG 390Classical Backgrounds of English Literature3
ENG 392Major World Author3
ENG 393Studies in Literary Genre3
ENG 394Studies in World Literature3
ENG 399Contemporary Literature 3
ENG 406Modernism3
ENG 407Postmodernism3
ENG 410Studies in Gender and Genre3
ENG 420Major American Author3
ENG 439Studies in English Renaissance Literature 3
ENG 448African-American Literature3
ENG 451Chaucer3
ENG 452Medieval British Literature3
ENG 453Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature3
ENG 460Major British Author3
ENG 46218th-Century English Literature3
ENG 463The Victorian Period3
ENG 464British Literature and the Founding of Empire 3
ENG 465British Literature and the Dissolution of Empire3
ENG 466Transatlantic Literatures3
ENG 468Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature3
ENG 470American Literature, Twentieth Century and Beyond3
ENG 476Southern Literature3
ENG 486Shakespeare, The Earlier Plays3
ENG 487Shakespeare, The Later Plays3
ENG 551Chaucer3
FL 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
FL 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
FL 221Literature of the Western World I3
FL 222Literature of the Western World II3
FL 223Contemporary World Literature I3
FL 224Contemporary World Literature II3
FL 246Literature of the Holocaust3
FL 275Literature and War3
FL 392Major World Author3
FL 393Studies in Literary Genre3
FL 394Studies in World Literature3
FL 406Modernism3
FL 407Postmodernism3
FLN 301Twentieth Century Hindi & Urdu Fiction3
FLN 302Modern Hindi & Urdu Poetry3
FLN 401Hindi Literature and South Asian Cultural Contexts
WGS 305Women and Literature3
WGS 410Studies in Gender and Genre3
Literature II List B
ENG 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
ENG 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
ENG 221Literature of the Western World I3
ENG 223Contemporary World Literature I3
ENG 224Contemporary World Literature II3
ENG 246Literature of the Holocaust3
ENG 392Major World Author3
ENG 393Studies in Literary Genre3
ENG 394Studies in World Literature3
ENG 406Modernism3
ENG 407Postmodernism3
FL 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
FL 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
FL 221Literature of the Western World I3
FL 223Contemporary World Literature I3
FL 224Contemporary World Literature II3
FL 246Literature of the Holocaust3
FL 392Major World Author3
FL 393Studies in Literary Genre3
FL 394Studies in World Literature3
FL 406Modernism3
FL 407Postmodernism3
FLF 301Survey of French Literature from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment3
FLF 302Survey of French Literature from Romanticism to the Contemporary Period3
FLF 492Seminar in French Studies3
FLG 320Introduction to German Literature3
FLG 323Twentieth Century German Literature3
FLG 325German Lyric Poetry
FLG 325German Lyric Poetry
FLJ 342Classical Japanese Literature in Translation
FLJ 344Early Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
FLJ 345Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
FLN 301Twentieth Century Hindi & Urdu Fiction3
FLN 302Modern Hindi & Urdu Poetry3
FLN 401Hindi Literature and South Asian Cultural Contexts
FLR 303Russian Literature in Translation: The Nineteenth Century3
FLR 304Russian Literature in Translation: The Twentieth Century3
FLS 340Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and Cultures3
FLS 341Literature and Culture of Spain I3
FLS 342Literature and Culture of Spain II3
FLS 343Literature and Culture of Spain III3
FLS 351Literature and Culture of Latin America I3
FLS 352Literature and Culture of Latin America II3
FLS 353Literature and Culture of Latin America III3
FLS 492Seminar in Hispanic Studies3
HON 202Inquiry, Discovery, and Literature3
HON 293Honors Special Topics - Interdisciplinary Perspectives/Global Knowledge3

Philosophy

PHI 205Introduction to Philosophy3
PHI 210Representation, Reason and Reality3
PHI 214Issues in Business Ethics3
PHI 221Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHI 227Data Ethics3
PHI 300Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 301Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 30219th Century Philosophy3
PHI 303Continental Philosophy After 1900
PHI 305Philosophy of Religion3
PHI 309Political Philosophy3
PHI 310Existentialism3
PHI 312Philosophy of Law3
PHI 313Ethical Problems in the Law3
PHI 319Black Political Philosophy3
PHI 320Philosophy of Race3
PHI 325Bio-Medical Ethics
PHI 330Metaphysics3
PHI 331Philosophy of Language3
PHI 332Philosophy of Psychology
PHI 333Knowledge and Skepticism3
PHI 340Philosophy of Science
PHI 347Neuroscience and Philosophy3
PHI 375Ethics3
PHI 376History of Ethics3
PHI 401Kant's Critique of Pure Reason3
PHI 403Continental Philosophy After 19003
PHI 420Global Justice3
PHI 425Introduction to Cognitive Science3
PHI 440The Scientific Method3
PHI 447Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature3

Arts and Letters

ADN 111Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design3
ADN 112Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design3
ADN 212Photography I3
ADN 281Drawing I3
ADN 414Color and Light3
AFS 230Introduction to African-American Music3
AFS 260History of Jazz3
AFS 343African American Religions3
AFS 346Black Popular Culture3
AFS 375African American Cinema3
ARC 140Experiencing Architecture3
ARC 141 Introduction to Architectural History3
ARC 241History of World Architecture3
ARS 251The Arts of a World Capital: London3
ARS 252The Arts of Vienna 19003
ARS 257Technology in the Arts3
ARS 258Mathematics and Models in Music3
ARS 259The Arts and Politics3
ARS 306Music Composition with Computers3
ARS 346Black Popular Culture3
ARS 351Arts, Ideas and Values3
ARS 353Arts and Cross-Cultural Contacts3
ARS 354The Arts and the Sacred3
CLA 210Classical Mythology3
COM 321Survey of Rhetorical Theory3
COM 364History of Film to 19403
COM 374History of Film From 19403
COM 395Studies in Rhetoric and Digital Media3
COM 411Rhetorical Criticism3
D 231Design History for Engineers and Scientists3
DAN 272Dance Composition - Solo Forms1
DAN 295Modern Dance Performance and Practice2
ENG 282Introduction to Film3
ENG 289Poetry Writing3
ENG 321Survey of Rhetorical Theory3
ENG 323Writing in the Rhetorical Tradition3
ENG 359Topics in Film Studies3
ENG 364History of Film to 19403
ENG 374History of Film From 19403
ENG 375African American Cinema3
ENG 378Women & Film3
ENG 382Film and Literature3
ENG 384Introduction to Film Theory3
ENG 385Biblical Backgrounds of English Literature3
ENG 411Rhetorical Criticism3
ENG 426Analyzing Style3
ENG 492Special Topics in Film Styles and Genres3
FL 216Art and Society in France3
FLC 351Modern Chinese Popular Culture3
FLF 318The Heritage of French Cinema3
FLG 318New German Cinema and Beyond3
FLI 318Italian Society Through Cinema3
FLR 318Russian Cinema and Society3
FLS 360Hispanic Cinema3
GD 203History of Graphic Design3
GD 303Graphic Design Theory and Practice3
HA 201History of Art from Caves to the Renaissance3
HA 202History of Art From the Renaissance Through the 20th Century3
HA 203History of American Art3
HA 240Introduction to Visual Culture3
HA 298Special Topics in Art History3
HA 395History of Art: Study Abroad3
HA 40119th Century European Art from Revolution to Post-Impressionism3
HA 404Italian Renaissance Art and Material Culture3
HA 410History of the Art of Photography3
HA 498Independent Study in History of Art1-6
HESM 322Dance and Society3
HESM 324Concert Dance History3
HESM 326Current Trends in Dance3
HI 240Introduction to Visual Culture3
HI 320Religion in American History3
HI 402Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius3
HI 407Islamic History to 17983
HI 408Islam in the Modern World3
HI 502Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius3
HI 507Islamic History to 17983
HI 508Islam in the Modern World3
HON 390Music and the Celtic World3
IDS 496Topics in Film and Interdisciplinary Studies3
LAR 444History of Landscape Architecture3
MUS 105Introduction to Music in Western Society3
MUS 180Introduction to Musical Experiences3
MUS 181Exploring Music Theory3
MUS 200Understanding Music: Global Perspectives3
MUS 201Introduction to Music Literature I3
MUS 202Introduction to Music Literature II3
MUS 260History of Jazz3
MUS 306Music Composition with Computers3
MUS 310Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries3
MUS 315Music of the 19th Century3
MUS 320Music of the 20th Century3
MUS 330Survey of Musical Theater3
MUS 350Music of Asia3
MUS 360Women In Music3
REL 200Introduction to the Study of Religion3
REL 210Religious Traditions of the World3
REL 298Special Topics in Religious Studies3
REL 309Religion and Society3
REL 311Introduction to the Old Testament3
REL 312Introduction to the New Testament3
REL 314Introduction to Intertestamental Literature3
REL 317Christianity3
REL 320Religion in American History3
REL 323Religious Cults, Sects, and Minority Faiths in America3
REL 327Issues in Contemporary Religion3
REL 331The Hindu Tradition3
REL 332The Buddhist Traditions3
REL 333Chinese Religions3
REL 334Japanese Religions3
REL 340Islam3
REL 343African American Religions3
REL 350Introduction to Judaism3
REL 380Emotion and Religion3
REL 383Religion, Globalism, and Justice3
REL 402Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius3
REL 407Islamic History to 17983
REL 408Islam in the Modern World3
REL 412Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels3
REL 413The Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul3
REL 423Religion and Politics in America3
REL 424Religion and Politics in Global Perspective3
REL 471Darwinism and Christianity3
REL 472Women and Religion3
REL 473Religion, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies3
REL 482Religion and Conflict3
REL 489Interpretations of Religion3
REL 496Seminar in Religious Studies3
REL 498Special Topics in Religious Studies1-6
REL 502Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius3
REL 507Islamic History to 17983
REL 508Islam in the Modern World3
REL 512Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels3
REL 513The Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul3
REL 523Religion and Politics in America3
REL 524Religion and Politics in Global Perspective3
REL 571Darwinism and Christianity3
REL 572Women and Religion3
REL 573Religion, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies3
REL 582Religion and Conflict3
REL 589Interpretations of Religion3
REL 598Special Topics in Religious Studies1-6
SOC 309Religion and Society3
STS 257Technology in the Arts3
STS 471Darwinism and Christianity3
STS 571Darwinism and Christianity3
THE 103Introduction to the Theater3
THE 203Theory and Practice of Acting3
THE 303Stage Directing3
THE 334Advanced Acting3
THE 340African American Theatre3
WGS 360Women In Music3
WGS 472Women and Religion3
WGS 473Religion, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies3
WGS 572Women and Religion3
WGS 573Religion, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4
SW 201 Introduction to Social Work 4
GEP Mathematical Sciences 3
SOC 2xx 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2
 Hours16
Spring Semester
FL_ 201 For Lang Intermed 3
SW 290 The Development of Social Welfare and Social Work in the U.S. 3
History 3
Psychology Elective 3
Nat Sci/Human Science + Lab 4
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall Semester
SW 307 Social Welfare Policy: Analysis and Advocacy 3
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
Literature I 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
Philosophy 3
Anthropology 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
Arts and Letters 3
History II 3
SW 300 Research Methods in Social Work 3
GEP Natural Sciences 3
SW 310 Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall Semester
GEP Additional Breadth (Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering) 3
SW 312 Multicultural Social Work 3
Advanced Social Science 3
Literature II 3
Free Elective 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
SW 320 Social Work Practice I 4
Free Elective 9
Social Work Elective 3
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
SW 405 Social Work Practice II 4
SW 408 Social Work Practice III 3
SW 480 Preparation for Field Work 1
Free Electives 4
 Hours12
Spring Semester
SW 490 Field Seminar 3
SW 491 Community-Based Field Practicum 9
 Hours12
 Total Hours120

Career Opportunities

Social work is an exciting, challenging, and dynamic profession. No matter what the political climate or the changing nature of personal or social need, social workers will be in demand. The BSW Program provides students with the knowledge, values, and skills to respond competently to:

  1. The aspirations and service needs of diverse client populations
  2. The contexts that shape the needs of clients and service delivery systems throughout the state and beyond.

Social workers are employed in a variety of settings including health care, mental health, child welfare, public welfare, addictions recovery, public schools, ​ and various public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Social Workers provide services to the aging and individuals with developmental disabilities, and many other populations in public and private settings. In each of these areas there is a need for professional preparation, and the BSW graduate will be equipped to embark upon a career in their chosen field. All states, including North Carolina, have licensing or certification procedures for social work practice.