Baccalaureate of Social Work Program of Study

The Social Work Program at Fort Hays State University offers a Baccalaureate of Social Work (BSW) degree. The program was approved and adopted by the Board of Regents in February 1995. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and graduates are eligible for licensure in the State of Kansas.

The BSW program may NOT be completed online, as the program has in-residence requirements.  Specifically, each student must receive face-to-face instruction during his/her junior year and the fall semester of his/her senior year. Please review the BSW Program of Study:

 

Requirements for the Baccalaureate of Social Work Degree

  FALL        SPRING  
   
 

Freshman

 
   
θ IDS 101 Freshman Seminar 1   ENG 102 English Comp. II 3
ENG 101      English Comp. I 3   ^ Math/Natural Science General Education Elective
3  
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3   SOCW 260 Introduction to Social Work 3
*SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology 3   *PHIL 100
Or PHIL 120
General Logic
Intro to Philosophy
3
MIS 101 Intro to Computer Information Systems 3   # International Studies General Ed Requirement  3
MATH 110 College Algebra 3     Total Hours for Semester 15
Or Math 101 Liberal Arts Math          
  Total Hours for Semester 15        
         
    Sophomore     
*PSY 100 General Psychology 3   *BIOL 100 Human Biology 3
HHP 200 Personal Wellness 3   *BIOL 102 Lab Experiences in Biology 1
*MLNG 225 Beginning Spanish I 5   *MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 3
International Studies General Education Requirement 3   *ENG 603 Technical and Professional Writing 3
*PSY 100 General Psychology 3   *IDS 350 Diversity in the U.S. 3
  Total Hours for Semester 17   Social/Behavioral General Education Elective  3
          Total Hours for Semester 16
    Junior     
+SOC 362 Methods of Social Research 3   SOCW 322 HBSE II 3
SOCW 320 HBSE I 3   SOCW 310 Social Welfare Policy & Services I 3
SOCW 380 Generalist Practice: Introduction to Practice 3   SOCW 381 Generalist Practice: 
The Helping Relationship
3
+SOCW___ Social Work Elective 3   SOCW 382 Generalist Practice: Group Systems 3
*IDS 300 Economic Ideas and Current Issues 3   General Elective or Social Work Elective 3
  Total Hours for Semester 15     Total Hours for Semester 15
             
     Senior    
SOCW 461 Generalist Practice: Family Systems 3   SOCW 467 Social Work Professional Seminar 3
SOCW 462 Generalist Practice: Organizational & Community Systems 3   SOCW 468 Field Practicum  9
SOCW 410 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3     Total Hours for Semester 12
SOCW 420 HBSE III 3        
SOCW 463 Introduction to the Practicum  3        
  Total Hours for Semester 15        
             
       
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 
120

* Cognates: Required Non-Social Work Courses
+ Required as a Core Social Work course but may be listed in SOC
θ Required for first time freshman who are traditional students - does not count toward hours needed for graduation
# Students coming in under a Transfer and Articulation Agreement are exempt from this requirement
^ Students coming in under a Transfer and Articulation Agreement must also take a one credit lab with this course

Courses in the Freshman and Sophomore years do not necessarily need to be taken in the sequence listed.
Fewer hours per semester can be taken if students attend summer school sessions.

 


Social Work Core Courses


*SOCW 260 Introduction to Social Work 3 hrs
SOCW 320 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3 hrs
SOCW 322 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3 hrs
SOCW 420 Human Behavior and the Social Environment III 3 hrs
*SOC 362 Methods of Social Research 3 hrs
SOCW 310      Social Welfare Policy and Services I 3 hrs
SOCW 410 Social Welfare Policy and Services II 3 hrs
*SOCW ___ Social Work Elective 3 hrs
SOCW 380 Generalist Practice: Introduction to Practice 3 hrs
SOCW 381 Generalist Practice: The Helping Relationship  3 hrs
SOCW 382 Generalist Practice: Group Systems 3 hrs
SOCW 461 Generalist Practice: Family Systems 3 hrs
SOCW 462 Generalist Practice: Organizational and Community Systems 3 hrs
SOCW 463 Introduction to the Practicum 3 hrs
SOCW 467 Social Work Professional Seminar 3 hrs
SOCW 468 Field Practicum 9 hrs
  TOTAL   54 hrs

* Available on-line through the Virtual College.

 



Liberal Arts Cognates and Non-Social Work Required Courses

BIOL 100 Human Biology 3 hrs
BIOL 102 Laboratory Experiences in Biology 1 hr
PSY 100 General Psychology 3 hrs
SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology   3 hrs
ENG 603 Technical and Professional Writing 3 hrs
MLNG 225 Beginning Spanish I 5 hrs
PHIL 100
Or PHIL 120
General Logic
  Introduction to Philosophy
3 hrs
IDS 350      Diversity in the U.S. 3 hrs
IDS 300 Economic Ideas and Current Issues 3 hrs
  TOTAL     27 hrs 

All Cognates are available through the Virtual College.



 

Social Work Elective Courses*  

Topics in Social Work: Social Work and the Law Workshop in Sociology: Client Management Procedures
Spirituality and Aging: The Empowering Relationship Workshop in Social Work
Topics in Social Work: Multicultural Interviewing and Interventions  Independent Study in Social Work 
Workshop in Sociology: Pharmacology and High Risk Medical Issues          Internship in Social Work 

* Courses not listed my be substituted with approval from the Director of Social Work


 Recommended Elective Courses 

Sociology of The Family In America     Sociology of Sex Roles
Sociology of Death and Dying Sociology of Aging
Social Inequality Medical Sociology
Introduction to Ethics   Medical Terminology
Principles of Culture   Non Profit Organizations
Social Entrepreneurship Grant Proposal Development
Social Psychology  Internship & Grant Writing
Human Heredity Bioethics

 


Sociology and Social Work Department Certificate Programs

Life Stages and Transitions  Cultural Anthropology and Globalization
Grant Proposal Writing and Program Evaluation    Sociology of Medicine and Aging 
Social Entrepreneurship  Women's and Gender Studies
Community Development  

 

Additional Licensure Available

Addictions Counseling

 

Contact Information:
Sociology & Social Work Department
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-5395
Fax: 785-628-4426