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55 - Credit Major in Social Work, B.A.

The following credits and courses are required of all Social Work majors:

33 credits in Social Work: 

SWK 237: Introduction to Social Work
SWK 239: Social Welfare Institutions
SWK 305: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SWK 306: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
SWK 311: Social Work Practice I
SWK 312: Social Work Practice II
SWK 440: Fieldwork Seminar I 
SWK 470: Fieldwork I
SWK 441: Fieldwork Seminar II 
SWK 471: Fieldwork II
SWK 443: Social Welfare Policy 

Note: Only students who have successfully completed the College's English requirements may register for SWK 440, 441, 470, and 471. 

Note: Students must complete an Application for Fieldwork during the semester prior to begining Fieldwork. 

Note: SWK 443 (Social Welfare Policy) must be taken concurrently with either SWK 440 and 470 (Fieldwork Seminar I and Fieldwork I) or with SWK 441 and 471 (Fieldwork Seminar II and Fieldwork II).

12 credits in Sociology: 

SOC 166: Fundamental of Sociology
SOC 301: Methods of Social Research
SOC 303: Advanced Methods of Sociology
Plus an additional Sociology Course
(3XX) Higher Than Sociology 303

10 credits in other disciplines:

PSY 166: General Psychology
POL 166: The American Political System
BIO 183: Human Biology 

Note: Social Work 250: Special Studies in Social Work may be offered as elective courses (Not required for the major.)

Note: For students in the 1984 curriculum, PSY 166 and BIO 183 may be used toward fulfillment of Distribution Requirements. If a speech course is needed to fulfill the College's requirement in oral English, SPE 204 should be taken.

Social Work majors are exempt from the College's requirement of a minor.

According to New York State Education Department regulations, students receiving a B.A. degree must complete 90 credits in liberal arts courses.