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Courses for a Degree in Social Work

In addition to a focus on social work courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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