UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Social Work Plan

Bachelor of Social Work Degree.

Visit the Social Work Department to learn more about this program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year

Gen Ed Reading/Writing CW (ENGL 100) - 3
Gen Ed Nat. State, Local Gvt SB (POLS 114) - 3
Gen Ed Humanities/FineArts HF - 3
Gen Ed Science S - 3
SOWK 150 Introduction to Social Work Services - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Gen Ed Speaking/Listening CS (COMS 101) - 3
Gen Ed Biology SL (BIOL 100) - 3
Gen Ed Psychology SB (PSYC 101) - 3
Gen Ed HW (PE activity course) - .5
ECON 100 Modern Economics - 3
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology - 3
Total semester credits - 15.5

Sophomore Year

Gen Ed Advanced Communication CA (ENGL 200) - 3
SOWK 205 Introduction to Social Work and
Social Welfare - 3
SOWK 250 Use, Abuse and Addiction - 3
Liberal Arts (BIOL 253) - 3
Liberal Arts/Language - 3
General Education HW (PE activity course) - .5
Total semester credits - 15.5

SOWK 215 Human Behavior and Social Environment - 3
SOWK 260 Practice with Diverse Populations - 3
Gen Ed Humanities/Fine Arts HF - 3
General Education HW (P ED 108) - 1
General Education M (PSYC 201) - 3
Global Perspectives Course - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Junior
Year

SOWK 324 Theory and Practice of Social Work I - 3
SOWK 350 Social Welfare Policy - 3
Gen Ed Multidisciplinary Inquiry MD - 3
Directed Elective Course - 3
Liberal Arts Course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

SOWK 300 Research Methods - 3
SOWK 325 Theory and Practice of Social Work II - 3
SOWK 389 Special Topics - 3
Elective Course - 3
Liberal Arts Course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Senior
Year

SOWK 424 Advanced Interviewing
and Crisis Intervention - 3
SOWK 472 Social Work Field Instruction - 6
SOWK 480 Senior Integrative Seminar - 3
SOWK 389 Special Topics - 3
Total semester credits - 15

SOWK 426 Theory and Practice of Social Work III - 3
SOWK 472 Social Work Field Instruction - 6
SOWK 481 Integrating Practice and Research - 3
Elective Course - 2
Total semester credits - 14

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 29-33 cr.
Major Required Courses - 54 cr.
Required Supporting Courses - 8 cr.
Directed Electives - 3 cr.
Credits to Degree - 121 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisers students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.