Major Requirements - Social Work

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Supportive Liberal Arts Requirements
Specific liberal arts courses are required to support the social work required (foundation) coursework. These include:
PSY1100 General Psychology (or suitable transfer course)
SOC1100 Introduction to Society (or suitable transfer course)
PSC1300 Introduction to U.S. Government (or suitable transfer course)

Total Social Work Major Requirements: 44 semester hours

Required Foundation Knowledge, Values, and Skills Courses: 44 semester hours
SWK2500 Survey of Social Work (4)
SWK3140 Social Work with Groups (4)
SWK3150 Social Welfare: Institutions and Policies (4)
SWK3210 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Infancy Adolescence (HBSE I) (4)
SWK3400 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Adult Lifespan (HBSE II) (4)
SWK4010 Social Work with Communities and Organizations (4)
SWK4110 Individuals and Families (4)
SWK4120 Integrative Seminar in Social Work (4)
SWK4200 Research Methods in Social Work (4) 

Required Field Instruction (concurrent with SWK4110 and 4120): 8 semester hours
SWK4210 Field Instruction I (4)
SWK4220 Field Instruction II (4) 

Optional Social Work Electives (not required for degree completion)
SWK2050 Drugs and Human Behavior: Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment (4)
SWK2150 Violence in America (4)
SWK3760 Effects of Trauma on Children (4)
SWK3810/4810 Selected Topics (4)
SWK4710 Expressive Therapy for Children (4)
SWK4720 Social Work with Vulnerable Children and Families (4)
SWK4725 Child Welfare Services (4)

Addictions Specialization:
SWK2050 Drugs and Human Behavior: Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment (4)
SWK3750 Addictions Counseling I (4)
SWK4700 Addictions Counseling II (4)

Child Welfare Specialization:
SWK3760 Effects of Trauma on Children (4)
SWK4720 Social Work with Vulnerable Children and Families (4) 
SWK4725 Child Welfare Services (4)

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