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BSSW Program Coursework

For the complete list of prerequisites, general studies, and BSSW Program required coursework, please download a BSSW Advising Chart

For specific details on the Social Work Major, B.S. degree, please visit the MSU Denver Catalog. We recommend you review all MSU Denver Degree Requirements, including General Studies, and the Academic Polices and Procedures


Required Prerequisite Courses

The major requires 10 prerequisite General Studies and Social Work courses to set the foundation for coursework in the major. Students must have all prerequisite courses completed prior to entry into the major. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. Upon approaching completion of the prerequisites, students may apply to the program (a formal application is required for acceptance into the major, see the BSSW Program Application page)


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General Studies

Social Work Prerequisites

Required Social Work Courses

Coursework Totals



General Studies and Other Coursework

*indicates a course is a prerequisite and must be taken before entry into the program


Note: must be completed with a grade of C- or better

See General Studies Requirements for course list

Note: 3 credits apply to General Studies SBS I requirement and 3 credits apply to General Studies SBS II requirement

The Global Diversity requirement may be fulfilled with a course that also fulfills the Arts & Humanities, Historical, or Natural & Physical Science requirement. See General Studies Requirements for course list

The Multicultural requirement may be fulfilled with a course that also fulfills the Arts & Humanities or Historical requirement. See General Studies Requirements for course list


Social Work Prerequisites

*indicates a course is a prerequisite and must be taken before entry into the program



Required Social Work Courses

Because the BSSW Degree is professionally-oriented, students must pass through the curriculum in a sequential manner with lower-level courses preparing them for the work and expectations of upper-level courses. The following social work courses are required after students have been accepted into the BSSW Program. Students must adhere to the required coursework.


FALL - Junior Year
SPRING - Junior Year
 SWK 3050 Human Behavior & the Social Environ. I (3)  SWK 3060 Human Behavior & the Social Environ. II (3)
 *SWK 3090 Philosophy of Social Work (3)  *SWK 3780 Social Welfare Policy (3)
 *SWK 3120 Privilege, Oppression and Power (3)  SWK 3820 Agency Experience (3)
 SWK 3410 Generalist Practice I (3)  SWK 3810 Generalist Practice II (3)
 SWK 3790 Scientific Inquiry for SWK Practice (3)  SWK 3890 Practice of Scientific Inquiry (3)
TOTAL: 15 credits  TOTAL: 15 credits 

 

*These courses may also be taken over the summer semester

Please see the BSSW Advising Chart for the part-time plan

FALL - Senior Year
SPRING - Senior Year
 SWK 4010 Generalist Practice III (4)  SWK 4410 Generalist Practice IV (3)
 SWK 4780 Applied Practice Evaluation I (2)  SWK 4820 Applied Practice Evaluation II (2)
 SWK 4790 Professional Field Experience I (4)  SWK 4810 Professional Field Experience II (4)
 *Upper Division SWK Elective (3)  *Upper Division SWK Elective (3)
TOTAL: 13 credits  TOTAL: 12 credits 

 

*These courses may also be taken over the summer semester

Please see the BSSW Advising Chart for the part-time plan


Coursework Totals

 General Studies and Other Coursework  36-42 credits
 Social Work Prerequisites  5-7 credits
 Required Social Work Courses  55 credits
 General Elective Courses  16-25 credits
 TOTAL  120 credits

 

MSU Denver requires that students have at least 120 semester hours to earn a bachelor's degree. The BSSW degree does not require a minor.


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