Sample Degree Plan

This sample degree plan indicates which courses a full-time UNT student would need to take each semester to earn a bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) in four Years. We realize, however, that not every student can take 15 hours each Semester and that some students take courses at other institutions and transfer them to UNT. Your academic advisor can help you develop a schedule that works for your needs. Click here to print a copy of this plan.

Year 1 Fall Semester – 15 hours Spring Semester – 15 hours
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ENGL 1310 College Writing I (C) ENGL 1320 College Writing II (C)
MATH 1680 Elementary Statistics (C) SOCI 1520 Contemporary Social Problems (Advisor may recommend alternative for Fall 2017 cohort) (PR)
HIST 2610 U.S. History to 1865 (C) HIST 2620 U.S. History since 1865 (C)
ART 1300 Art Appreciation for Non-Majors(C) ANTH 2700 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (C)
HMGT 2460 Introduction to Nutrition Science (C) SOWK 1450 Introduction to Social Work (PR)
Year 2 Fall Semester – 16 hours Spring Semester – 16 hours
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PSCI 1040 American Government I (C) PSCI 1050 American Government II (C)
AGER 2250 Images of Aging in Film & Lit. (C) SOWK 2430 Policies, Issues & Programs (PR)
PSYC 1630 General Psychology I (C) Elective or minor course
Elective or minor course Elective or minor course
Elective or minor course Elective or minor course
Elective (1 hour) course Elective (1 hour) course
Year 3 Fall Semester – 16 hours Spring Semester – 15 hours
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SOWK 3500 Human Behavior I SOWK 4000 Professionalism & Ethics
SOWK 3800 Practice I  (4 hours) SOWK 4430 Applied Social Welfare Policy
SOWK 3870 Social Work Research & Practice SOWK 4500 Human Behavior II
SOWK 4540 Diversity (C) SOWK 4800 Practice II
Elective or minor course Elective or minor course
Year 4 Fall Semester – 15 hours Spring Semester – 12 hours
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Elective or minor course
Elective or minor course   SOWK 4870 Social Work Integrative Seminar (C)
SOWK 4700 Child Welfare SOWK 4875 Social Work Field Practicum 9 hours
SOWK 4810 Practice III
Elective or minor course
Elective or minor course No additional hours recommended during final Semester
  • (C) = Course that satisfies the core curriculum requirements
  • (PR) = Social Work prerequisite courses