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(Students entering Fall 2011 and later)
before Fall 2011)
SEQUENCE OF COURSES FOR COMPLETING A MAJOR IN SOCIAL WORK
This Course Sequence is only applicable to students entering Shepherd University and the Social Work Program after Fall 2011. Students entering the program before this date should view the previous Sequence of Courses.
In order to graduate from Shepherd University with a major in Social Work, a minimum of 120 semester hours must be completed. This entails 42 hours under the University core curriculum requirements and 63 hours under the Social Work Curriculum; 15 semester hours of free electives must be selected from any university-wide course offerings. The 42 core curriculum requirements are to be completed during the freshman and sophomore years. Courses are listed in the year in which they should be completed and may be taken in either semester unless otherwise specified.
Since the social work curriculum is designed to build on the core curriculum and is sequenced to provide continuity and integration with the core curriculum, the format recommended below should be followed closely. While it is recognized that students will not always be able to adhere to this sequence exactly as presented, failure to do so may result in difficulty in handling course content and in scheduling required courses in your major. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW THIS SEQUENCE. SHOULD REQUIRED COURSES NOT BE COMPLETED IN ORDER, ENTRY INTO THE SENIOR FIELD PLACEMENT AND GRADUATION ARE LIKELY TO BE DELAYED.
*Recommended – ENG 103 Writing for the Social Sciences
*Note that PSYC 250 is 4 credits (includes a lab)
**This elective course requirement may be fulfilled in any semester of the junior or senior year; these courses are taught by adjunct faculty and are not offered every semester, so students are advised to discuss offerings with their advisor
Core Curriculum Requirements 42
Social Work Curriculum Requirements 63
*University-wide electives 15
Credits required for graduation 120
*University wide electives may include a co-op experience in social work
REMEMBER: You not only need a minimum of 120 credit hours, you need to have them in all the right places! We encourage you to make good and frequent use of academic advising, especially during registration advisement periods; however, YOU are ultimately responsible for keeping track of your progression through the program. The Degree Evaluation tool on RAIL allows you to see which requirements you have completed and which are still needed; we encourage you to use it each semester before you meet with your advisor to plan your courses for the upcoming semester.