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 Freshman Seminar (1 Credit Hour)
  • ENG 101 English Comp. I (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • *SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 101 Intro to Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra OR MATH 101 Liberal Arts Math (3 Credit Hours)

Total for Semester: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

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

Total for Semester: 15 Credit Hours

Sophomore

Fall Semester

  • *PSY 100 General Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 200 Personal Wellness (3 Credit Hours)
  • *MLNG 225 Beginning Spanish I (5 Credit Hours)
  • International Studies General Education Requirement (3 Credit Hours)
  • *PSY 100 General Psychology (3 Credit Hours)

Total Hours for Semester: 17 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • *BIOL 100 Human Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • *BIOL 102 Human Biology (1 Credit Hour)
  • *MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
  • *ENG 603 Technical and Professional Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • *IDS 350 Diversity in the U.S. (3 Credit Hours)
  • Social/Behavioral General Education Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Total for Semester: 16 Credit Hours

Junior

Fall Semester

  • +SOC 362 Methods of Social Research (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 320 HBSE I (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 320 Generalist Practice: Introduction to Practice (3 Credit Hours)
  • +SOCW Social Work Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • *IDS 300 Economic Ideas and Current Issues (3 Credit Hours)

Total Hours for Semester: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • SOCW 322 Social Welfare Policy & Services I (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 310 Generalist Practice: The Helping Relationship (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 381 Generalist Practice: Group Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 382 HBSE II (3 Credit Hours)
  • General Elective or Social Work Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Total Hours for Semester: 15 Credit Hours

Senior

Fall Semester

  • SOCW 461 Generalist Practice: Family Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 462 Generalist Practice: Organizational & Community Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 410 Social Welfare Policy & Services II (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 420 HBSE III (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 463 Introduction to the Practicum (3 Credit Hours)

Total for Semester: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • SOCW 467 Social Work Professional Seminar (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCW 468 Field Practicum (9 Credit Hours)

Total Hours for Semester: 12 Credit Hours

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

TOTAL: 54 Credit Hours

* Available on-line through the Virtual College.


Liberal Arts Cognates and Non-Social Work Required Courses

  • BIOL 100 Human Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 102 Laboratory Experiences in Biology (1 Credit Hour)
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology   (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 603 Technical and Professional Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • MLNG 225 Beginning Spanish I (5 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 100 General Logic OR PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 350      Diversity in the U.S. (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 300 Economic Ideas and Current Issues (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL: 27 Credit Hours

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

Addictions Counseling

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