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
Complete the following:
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Individual, Society and Culture
Natural Sciences
Complete at least 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
History of Colonization in Alaska: The Indigenous Response
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.


Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.

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Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

  • This roadmap should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester.
  • Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation.
  • Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
  • Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
  • Courses with (*) are recommended.
First Year
SOC F101X or ANTH F100X43LS F101X151
SWK F103X203PSY F111X43
WRTG F111X13General Education Requirement - Humanities3
General Education Requirement - Arts3Minor Course3
Complete one of the following:13Complete one of the following: (*)63
 15 13
Second Year
ECON F120X53General Education Requirement - Natural Sciences4
PS F100X (*)143Degree Requirement - Humanities3
SWK F22014,203Program Elective3
General Education Requirement - Natural Sciences4Minor Course3
Complete one of the following:8,193Complete one of the following:13
 16 16
Third Year
SWK F30520,253SWK F30620,253
SWK F32019,20,253SWK F34220,253
SWK F34120,253SWK F37520,253
Degree Requirement - Ethics + Upper Division3Program Elective - Upper Division3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
 15 15
Fourth Year
SWK F46020,253SWK F46320,253
SWK F46120,21,256SWK F46420,21,256
Minor Course - Upper Division3Degree Requirement - Humanities3
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits 120

Footnote Definitions

General Education Requirements Degree Requirements Program & Other Requirements
1--Communication 8--Alaska Native-themed 20--Program Requirement
2--Arts 9--Communication 21--Capstone Requirement
3--Humanities 10--Computation 22--Concentration Course
4--Social Sciences 11--Ethics 23--General Elective
5--Additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences 12--Humanities 24--Minor Course
6--Mathematics 13--Human Relations 25--Upper Division
7--Natural Sciences 14--Humanities or Social Sciences 26--Program Elective
15--Library & Information Research
17--Natural Sciences
19--Social Sciences

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice
  • Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice
  • Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice
  • Engage in policy practice
  • Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • Evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities