Curriculum in Social Work
Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

(Please refer to footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional details) 


First Semester

Course Description Credit Hours
SOC 1014 Introductory Sociology 3
††SW 1014 Introduction to Social Work, Fields of Practice 3
ENGL 1014,G Freshman Composition 3
GBIO 1064,G Introduction to Biological Principles I  3
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success a Southeastern 2
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 14

Second Semester

Course Description Credit Hours
††SW 2014 History and Philosophy of Social Welfare and
Social Work
GBIO 1074,G Introduction to Biological Principles II 3
††ENGL 1024,G Critical Reading and Writing 3
MATH 105 or MATH 107/108

Finite Mathematics

Applied Algebra and Applied Algebra Lab
College Algebra

PSYC 1014 General Psychology I 3
LS 102 Introduction to Information Research                        1
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 16-18


First Semester

Course Description Credit Hours
††SW 2024 Child Welfare Services 3
††SW 2034 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
SOC 2124 Marriage and Family Life 3
††Social Work Elective   3
ENGL 230 or
ENGL 231 or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
MATH 241G Elementary Statistics 3
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 18

Second Semester

Course Description Credit Hours
††SW 2044 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
††SW 2054 Understanding Human Diversity and
Populations at Risk
ENGL 322 Introduction to the Profession of
Technical Writing
HIST 202G American History since 1877 3
POLI 201G American Politics 3
††Social Work Elective   3
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 18


First Semester

Course Description Credit Hours
††SW 360 Social Work Research Methods and Designs 3
††SW 402 Social Welfare Policy, A Framework for Analysis                   3
††SW 303 Crisis Intervention 3
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 12

Second Semester

Course Description Credit Hours
††SW 304 Generalist Social Work Practice: Micro
Practice Skills
††SW 361 Methods of Analysis and Dissemination                  3
††SW 425/525   3
COMM 211G Introduction to Public Speaking 3
Elective1   3
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 15


First Semester

Course Description Credit Hours
††SW 305 Generalist Social Work Practice: Mezzo Practice Skills 3
††SW 406 Generalist Social Work Practice: Macro Practice Skills 3
††SW 308 Generalist Social Work Practice: Case Management Skills 3
††SW 366 Writing and Documentation in Social Services 3
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester

Course Description Credit Hours
††SW 4973 Integrative Field Seminar                           3
††SW 4983 Internship 9
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 12


Total Credit Hours Required For Curriculum: 120-122

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of electives.
All courses with a Social Work prefix (required or electives) are used in the calculation of the major field average.
GGeneral Education Courses
††Major course; grade of "C" or better required.
1Students may utilize electives for Child Welfare grant requirements.
2Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Geography except 309, and Child Life 400-level courses.
3Students may not schedule SW 497 and SW 498 until completion of all curricula requirements and prior social work courses have been completed. 
4 Students who submit application for professional standing will be admitted without delay when they meet the following requirements and there is no waiting list:
(a) Achievement of a degree GPA of 2.50 or higher. 
(b)  Completion of an acceptable criminal background check.
(c) Successful review of the Application for Admission to Professional Status by the Social Work faculty. 
(d) Earning a grade of "C" or higher in English 102, and all Social Work courses undertaken. 
(e) Submission of formal documentation and completed volunteer form demonstrating 20 service/ volunteer hours (See the Social Work Handbook for a list of approved types of service/ volunteer hours and the required form).
(f) Submission of certificate of attendance for the mandatory Social Work Program Orientation.