Criteria for completion of the B.S.W. degree.

  • Completion of all the general degree requirements as stated in the catalog.
  • Completion of at least 128 semester hours of academic work with a minimum cumulative
    grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Achievement of a minimum grade of “C” in all Social Work major and the majority of the major-related courses.
    Credit/No Credit option is not available in the major.
  • Computer Literacy Requirement: Social Work majors will fulfill this requirement by completion of CS 110 with a minimum grade of "C" or by successfully completing the Computer Science Program's "opt out" exam.
  • Completion of the following courses:

 

Social Work Major Requirements(45 hours)

SW 205 Social Problems/Social Change (3)

SW 225 Introduction to Social Welfare/Social Work (3)

SW 303 Generalist Social Work (3)

SW 350 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3)

SW 351 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3)

SW 352 Practice with Individuals (3)
SW 397 Research Methods (3)
SW 462 Practice w/Groups/Families (3)
SW 463 Practice w/Comm/Orgs (3)
SW 465 Social Policy/Program Analysis (3)
SW 495 Field Instruction I (4)
SW 496 Field Instruction II (4)
SW 497 Integrated Field Seminar (2)

SW 498 Social Work Capstone (2)
Six credit hours from a Special Interest Area (6):
SW 280, 290, 317, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, SW/SO 365.

Social Work Major Related Requirements (12 hours)
3 hrs. PS 120 - American National Government ("C" or above required)
3 hrs. SO/PY 230 - Social Statistics ("C" or above required)
3 hrs. PY 316 - Social Psychology ("C" or above required)
3 hours EC 195 or EC 203 (Passing grade required)

Avila General Education Requirements for Social Work Major

Level I: Foundations ((10 - 14 hours)
6 hours EN 111 and 112
3 hrs. CO 110
3 hrs. MA 115 or 120
3 hrs. CS110

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Level II: Heritage, the Contemporary World, and Self (25 - 28 hours)
3 hrs. Literature
3 hrs. Art, Music, or Theatre
3 hrs. History
9 hrs. Philosophy and Religious Studies in both areas (PHIL 255 recommended)
4 hrs. BI 111 or equivalent, with a lab (Passing grade required)
3 hrs. SO 101 (“C” or above required)
3 hrs. PY 101(“C” or above required)

Level III: Applications and Integration (6 hours)
6 hrs: 2 interdisciplinary courses (must be taken at Avila)



For course descriptions, please view the
Course Catalog.