Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 44

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ECON 102
Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis
or Economic Analysis for Non-Majors
3
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Third Semester
BIOL 100 Human Biology 3
SOC 105 Sociological Perspectives 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 3 9
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
S W 300 U.S. Social Welfare: Past, Present, and Future 3
S W 302 Introduction to Social Service Organizations 3
S W 352 Gender, Sexism, and Social Welfare 3
S W 410 Human Development and the Social Services 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
S W 301GW U.S. Social Welfare II: Problems, Policies, and Programs - GWAR 4 3
S W 400 Social Work Practice I 3
S W 402 Interviewing Skills in Social Work 3
S W 470 Social Differences and Social Work Practice 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
S W 350 Services to Children, Youth, and Their Families 3
S W 401 Social Work Practice II 3
S W 456 Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action 3
S W 502 Seminar on Field Experience I 2
S W 503 Field Experience in the Social Services I 2
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units16
Eighth Semester
S W 450 Introduction to Research in Social Work 3
S W 504 Seminar on Field Experience II 2
S W 505 Field Experience in the Social Services II 2
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 5
 Units15
 Total Units121-122

Note: Complementary Studies
Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) degree must complete 12 units in Complementary Studies in courses bearing a prefix other than Social Work (S W), and not cross-listed with Social Work. The courses required of all students who are admitted to the BASW program will also satisfy the CS requirement: Introductory Sociology (SOC 105 or equivalent); Introductory Psychology (PSY 200 or equivalent); Macroeconomics (ECON 102 or equivalent) or Economics Analysis for Non-Majors (ECON 305 or equivalent); and an introductory-level course in Human Biology (BIOL 100 or equivalent, Lab not required).

1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Complementary Studies
Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) degree must complete 12 units in Complementary Studies in courses bearing a prefix other than Social Work (S W), and not cross-listed with Social Work. The courses required of all students who are admitted to the BASW program will also satisfy the CS requirement: Introductory Sociology (SOC 105 or equivalent); Introductory Psychology (PSY 200 or equivalent); Macroeconomics (ECON 102 or equivalent) or Economics Analysis for Non-Majors (ECON 305 or equivalent); and an introductory-level course in Human Biology (BIOL 100 or equivalent, Lab not required).

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.