Bachelor of Social Work
SOCIAL WORK: CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME
Contact BSW Program Director Benjamin.May@tamuc.edu / 903-886-5512
Welcome to the website for the Bachelors of Social Work Program
BSW Program Application
- BSW Handbook
- Instructions for BSW Program Application 2013
- Confidential Reference Letters
- BSW Application Form - Available late Spring 2014
- NTCC-BSW Application Form
- Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes - BSW
BSW PROGRAM BACKGROUND
The undergraduate social work program at Texas A&M University-Commerce has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1978 and prepares students for generalist social work practice. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive the Bachelor of Social Work degree and are eligible for licensure by the State of Texas as a Social Worker.
Social Workers significantly affect the lives of many people. Members of the profession plan and furnish services to people of all ages, races, creeds, and educational levels. The undergraduate professional curriculum is built upon and integrated with a beginning professional level of proficiency in self-critical and accountable use of generalist social work knowledge, skills and values.
The major consists of 60 semester hours, 51 semester hours of which are in social work. The remainder are in the supporting disciplines of psychology and sociology. A second major or minor is not required for social work majors. Students seeking a Bachelor's degree in social work must complete both the course requirements for the social work major and the required University Studies courses (please refer to that section of the catalog for a listing of acceptable courses).
The undergraduate Social Work Program requires that students take ANTH 114 as their social behavioral science and that the student have a course in human biology.
To ensure that the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for beginning generalist social work practice are acquired and integrated by the student in an orderly progression, the curriculum is carefully sequenced. Prerequisites and concurrent enrollment requirements are strictly observed. Due to the complexity of the curriculum, students are expected to obtain advisement by a social work faculty member prior to registration each semester.
Required courses in the major (60 semester hours): Swk 225, 250, 275, 322, 325, 328, 329, 331, 340, 348, 350, 370, 422, 424, 425, 426; Psy 131; Soc 111 and a SWK elective (swk 340, 341, 342 or 497).
Social Work major Curriculum:
|Freshman Fall||Freshman Spring|
|Eng 1301||Eng 1302|
|Hist 1301||Hist 1302|
|Psy 2301||Math 1314 or 1324|
|Anth 2351||PSci 2301|
|3s.h. Hum.||3 s.h. Vis/Perf Arts|
|1s.h. PE||1 s.h. PE|
|Sophomore Fall||Sophomore Spring|
|Swk 225||Swk 250|
|Soc 1301||Swk 275|
|4 s.h. Sci||BSci 1409|
|Junior Fall||Junior Spring|
|Swk 322||Swk 331|
|Swk 328||Swk 325|
|Swk 329||Swk 340|
|Swk 370||Swk 348|
|Swk Elec||Swk 350|
|Senior Summer||Senior Fall|
|Swk 422||Swk 424|
|Swk 425||Swk 426|