Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Traditional Program Curriculum

The Traditional Program is comprised of 61 credit hours taken over 5 consecutive semesters. Two field experiences are required; first a generalist placement with 432 field hours, and a second clinical placement with 512 hours.


Curriculum (61 Credits)

Fall Year One

SOWO 7000 Introduction to the Social Work Profession (3 hours)

SOWO 7800 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3 hours)

SOWO 7060 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (3 hours)

SOWO 7090 Advanced Social Welfare Policy (3 hours)


Spring Year One

SOWO 7070 Social Work with Groups and Communities (3 hours)

SOWO 7700 Foundations of Social Work Research (3 hours)

SOWO 7920 Generalist Field* (10 hours)


Summer Year One

SOWO 7020 Psychopathology (3 hours)

SOWO 7030 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 hours)

SOWO Elective (3 hours)


Fall Year Two

SOWO 7010 Advanced Clinical Practice (3 hours)

SOWO Elective (3 hours)

SOWO Elective (3 hours)


Spring Year Two

SOWO 7930 Advanced Field** (12 hours)

SOWO 7950 Integrative Seminar (3 hours)



*The first of two internships focuses on the acquisition and development of generalist practice skills using a strengths perspective. It requires 27 hours per week for 16 weeks.


**The second internship focuses on the development of advanced clinical social work practice skills. It requires 32 hours per week for 16 weeks.


Last Updated: May 03, 2017