Social Work B.A.

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Minimum Requirements for Social Work B.A.: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.35-40
As part of the general education requirements, complete the following:
Social Sciences
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Individual, Society and Culture
Natural Sciences
Complete one of the following:
Human Biology
Biology and Society
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Fundamentals of Biology I
Fundamentals of Biology II
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.37
As part of the B.A. requirements, complete the following:
Indigenous Cultures of Alaska
Native Cultures of Alaska
Social Work Program Requirements 1
Complete the following:
SWK F103XIntroduction to Social Work3
SWK F220Ethics, Values and Social Work Practice3
SWK F305Social Welfare History3
SWK F306Social Welfare: Policies and Issues3
SWK F320Rural Social Work3
SWK F341Human Behavior in the Social Environment I3
SWK F342Human Behavior in the Social Environment II3
SWK F375Research Methods in Social Work3
SWK F460Social Work Practice I3
SWK F461Practicum in Social Work I 2,36
SWK F463Social Work Practice II3
SWK F464Practicum in Social Work II 2,36
Special Problem Areas
Complete two of the following:6
Basic Principles of Group Counseling
Substance Abuse Counseling
Seminar in International Social Work
Women's Issues in Social Welfare and Social Work Practices
Child Abuse and Neglect
Services and Support for an Aging Society
Trauma and Wellness: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Mental Health and Wellness: A Social Work Approach
Social Work Practice with Military Families
Substance Abuse Theories and Treatment
Seminar in Social Work Practice Areas
Total Credits120-125

To advance to practicum(s), a minimum 3.0 GPA in social work program courses is required.


Students must complete a total of 12 credits of practicum, and students must take SWK F461 and SWK F464 for at least 6 of these credits. SWK F466 is an option for students who have completed SWK F461 and SWK F464 for less than 12 credits.


Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.