Aug 12, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Work, BSW


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The social work major at Coppin State University prepares undergraduate students for entry into the beginning level of social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Students learn to use professional knowledge, values and skills to implement planned change strategies designed to address the needs and problems of diverse populations in the society. Students who complete the requirements for a major in social work earn a BSW degree.

The social work curriculum builds on and is integrated with a liberal arts foundation. The basic course of study in the social work major requires the completion of 50 credits in required social work courses. Requirements for the social work major include courses in social welfare policy, human behavior and the social environment, social work practice methods, social work research, and a supervised two semester field work practice experience in a community based agency or institution. Social work majors are also required to complete 18 to 21 credits in a selected secondary sequence of courses constituting either a minor or an approved cluster of elective courses. Students entering the social work major must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. It is recommended that students take all general education requirements (GER) prior to taking courses in the major. Transfer credits accepted as substitutes for foundation courses in the social work major must have been earned in another BSW program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and approved by the Social Work Department. Social work faculty provides regular academic advisement to social work majors and minors.

The Coppin Social Work Program meets the highest professional standards for undergraduate social work education. It is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education assuring students that all aspects of the program meet national standards and offers preparation for state licensing and direct practice at the BSW level. Social work majors at Coppin are eligible for membership in the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society and the National Association of Social Work.

Social Work Major Requirements


The following requirements have been established for completion of the Social Work major:

Note(s)


SOWK 210 , SOWK 260 , SOWK 379 , and SOWK 388  must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher before enrolling in SOWK 480. Students should plan to graduate within three semesters of entering SOWK 480 . SOWK 480  is only offered in the fall semester and SOWK 482  is only offered in the spring semester. SOWK 480  and SOWK 481  must be taken concurrently, as must SOWK 482  and SOWK 483 .

Individual advisement is required to assure accurate interpretation and updated information.

Level I (Freshman)


Fall Semester


Level II (Sophomore)


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Level III (Junior)


Spring Semester


Level IV (Senior)


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Level I (Freshman)


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level II (Sophomore)


Fall Semester


Total Semester Credits: 16


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level III (Junior)


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


  • SOWK 390 - Choice 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • Program Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Program Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Program Elective 3 Credit(s)

Total Semester Credits: 15


Level IV (Senior)


Fall Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Credits: 122


General Education Requirement

University Graduation Requirement

Major Course 

or any 2 part 200 level History

or any ENGL 200 level or above 

BIOL 101  or BIOL 107  or CHEM 101  or PHSC 101  or PHSC 103  

PHIL 103  or PHIL 102  

or IDIS 103  or any Foreign Language or ART 105  or MUSC 201  or DANC 226  or THEA 211  

or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202  or SPCH 204  or GEOG 102  

General Elective - any University course 

Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.

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