Bachelor of Social Work Degree

Completion Requirements

*View required general education courses by program.

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits from work completed at a previous institution. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Social Work Curriculum

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 2001 Course Introduction to Social Work Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 2002 Course Basic Skills for Social Work Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 2003 Course Introduction to the Welfare System Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 3001 Course Diversity and Multiculturalism Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 3002 Course Human Behavior in the Social Environment I Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 3003 Course Human Behavior in the Social Environment II Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 3004 Course Social Work Research I Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 4001 Course Policy and Advocacy Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 4002 Course Social Work Research II Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 4003 Course Generalist Practice I—Individuals/Families Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 4004 Course Generalist Practice II—Groups Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 4005 Course Generalist Practice III—Organizations and Communities Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 4100 Course Field Seminar I Credits (10 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 4110 Course Field Seminar II Credits (10 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 4900 Course Social Work Residency Credits (1 cr.)

Elective Courses/Optional Focus Areas

Walden’s Bachelor of Social Work program offers courses in five optional focus areas to align with your professional goals and interests. You are required to complete a total of 50 credits from elective coursework. You must choose at least 25 credits from courses in the Optional Focus Areas. The remaining 25 credits may be taken from any undergraduate courses as long as their pre-requisites are met.

Optional Focus Areas:

Addiction

HUMN 2006 Introduction to Addiction
HUMN 3011 Addictions Assessment
HUMN 3012 Prevention and Treatment of Addiction
HUMN 4004 Brain and Behavior
HUMN 4005 Case Management and Addictions

Forensics and the Criminal Justice System

CRJS 1001 Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems
CRJS 2001 Criminology and Social Control
CRJS 2002 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
CRJS 4201 Restorative Justice
CRJS 4203 Victimology

Crisis and Trauma

CRJS 4203 Victimology
CRJS 4303 WMD and Disaster Response
PREL 4103 Crisis Communications
HLTH 4050 Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management
HLTH 3110 Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice

Courts and the Legal System

CRJS 2003 Criminal Law
CRJS 3002 Courts and the Judicial Process
CRJS 4202 Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response
CRJS 4201 Restorative Justice
CRJS 4203 Victimology

Healthcare Settings

HLTH 4100 Healthcare Organization Theory and Behavior
HLTH 3105 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare
HLTH 3110 Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice
HLTH 1005 The Context of Healthcare Delivery
PUBH 3000 Environmental Health

 

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