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Courses for a Degree in Social Work

Social workers are responsible for helping individuals, families, and groups of people to cope with problems they're facing to improve their lives.

For this major you’ll take lots of social work classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a social worker.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in social work:

Social Work Courses:

  • Child Behavior and Development
  • Personality
  • Social Problems and Values
  • Social Work and Society
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Fundamentals of Social Work Research
  • Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice
  • Culturally Competent Social Work
  • Fundamentals of Social Work Practice
  • Community and Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior
  • Social Work Research Seminar
  • Social Work Practice Seminar
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Work Field Practice
  • Social Policy Analysis and Advocacy

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology