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C. Christy Baker
Director of Bachelor of
Social Work Program
Office: ED 0130
Phone: 812/464-1843

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The mission of the BSW Program is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and values for generalist practice with diverse populations and emerging social issues.

Students graduating from the program will possess a solid liberal arts foundation through the University Core Curriculum integrated with professional social work knowledge. The program educates generalist practice students on the 10 core competencies of Social Work practice. For the most recent findings for the past year see Assessment of Student Learning Objectives).

Students must complete the formal application process and be admitted into the program to be considered a Social Work major.

University Core Curriculum

All USI degrees require a minimum of 124 hours of coursework.  In addition to the departmental degree requirements, a minimum of 50 hours in the University Core Curriculum must be met.

Download the University Core Curriculum requirements for the BSW program >>

Social Work Major Curriculum

Prerequisites for admission to the Social Work program ~ 39 hours

Once admitted to the program each student should schedule an appointment to meet with an assigned advisor and plan their course sequence. The program Check sheet and the Suggested Course Sequence are provided for planning and tracking your progress toward the degree.

Required courses ~ 39 hours

+++ Courses may be taken by approved Social Work majors only.

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Suggested Four-Year Course Sequence


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