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

Freshman

Fall Semester

θ IDS 101
ENG 101
COMM 100
*SOC 140
MIS 101 
MATH 110 
Freshman Seminar
English Comp. I
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Introduction to Sociology
Intro to Computer Information Systems
College Algebra OR MATH 101 Liberal Arts Math
Total Hours for Semester
1
3
3
3
3
3
15

Spring Semester

ENG 102
^
SOCW 260
*PHIL 100
#
English Comp. II
Math/Natural Science General Education Elective
Introduction to Social Work
General Logic OR PHIL 120 Intro to Philosophy
International Studies General Ed Requirement
Total Hours for Semester
3
3
3
3
3
15

Sophomore

Fall Semester

*PSY 100
HHP 200
*MLNG 225

*PSY 100
General Psychology
Personal Wellness
Beginning Spanish I
International Studies General Education Requirement
General Psychology
Total Hours for Semester
3
3
5
3
3
17

Spring Semester

*BIOL 100
*BIOL 102
*MATH 250
*ENG 603
*IDS 350
Human Biology
Human Biology
Elements of Statistics
Technical and Professional Writing
Diversity in the U.S.
Social/Behavioral General Education Elective
Total Hours for Semester 
3
1
3
3
3
3
16

Junior

Fall Semester

+SOC 362
SOCW 320
SOCW 320
+SOCW
*IDS 300
Methods of Social Research
HBSE I
Generalist Practice: Introduction to Practice
Social Work Elective
Economic Ideas and Current Issues
Total Hours for Semester
3
3
3
3
3
15

Spring Semester

SOCW 322
SOCW 310
SOCW 381
SOCW 382
HBSE II
Social Welfare Policy & Services I
Generalist Practice: The Helping Relationship
Generalist Practice: Group Systems
General Elective or Social Work Elective
Total Hours for Semester
3
3
3
3
3
15

Senior

Fall Semester

SOCW 461
SOCW 462
SOCW 410
SOCW 420
SOCW 463
Generalist Practice: Family Systems
Generalist Practice: Organizational & Community Systems
Social Welfare Policy & Services II
HBSE III
Introduction to the Practicum
Total Hours for Semester
3
3
3
3
3
15

Spring Semester

SOCW 467
SOCW 468
Social Work Professional Seminar
Field Practicum
Total Hours for Semester 
3
9
12

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  

Contact Information: Sociology & Social Work Department 600 Park Street Hays, KS 67601 Phone: 785-628-5395 Fax: 785-628-4426 Email: todavis@fhsu.edu


Additional Licensure Available

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