Coursework

Detailed course descriptions for all Social Welfare courses can be found here in the UW Course Catalog or in MyPlan

First Year

Fall Quarter

Soc Wf 200 (5 cr)       Introduction to Social Work (not required if Soc Wf 200 has been taken previously)
Soc Wf 310 (5 cr)       Social Welfare Practice I
Soc Wf 402 (5 cr)       Human Behavior and the Social Environment/Theory/Diversity

Winter Quarter

SocWf 311 (5 cr)        Social Welfare Practice II
Soc Wf 315 (2 cr)       Community Service Learning 
Soc Wf 404 (5 cr)       Cultural Diversity and Social Justice

Spring Quarter

Soc Wf 312 (5 cr)       Social Welfare Practice III
Soc Wf 315 (2 cr)       Community Service Learning
Soc Wf 320 (5 cr)       Social Welfare History/Policy 
 

Second Year

Fall Quarter

Soc Wf 390 (5 cr)       Introduction to Social Welfare Research (Prerequisite: Statistics course)
Soc Wf 405 (3 cr)       Practicum Seminar
Soc Wf 415 (4 cr)       Practicum

Winter Quarter

Soc Wf 410 (3 cr)       Evidence-Based Social Work Practice                                                  
Soc Wf 415 (4 cr)       Practicum
Soc Wf 435 (1 cr)       Skills Lab 

Spring Quarter

Soc Wf 415 (4 cr)       Practicum
Soc Wf 460 (3 cr)    Social Welfare Selective (Chemical Dependency)
Soc Wf 465 (1 cr)       Capstone Seminar

Total Graduation Credits: 180

Soc Wf Program Credits: 67

Fieldwork

Our BASW program provides you with the hands-on skills you need to become a social work professional. As a BASW student, you will participate in two social work internships, providing you with a a supportive learning environment, a field instructor to provide encouragement and guidance, and invaluable work experience to add to your resume. Junior year, students serve at a local agency for 4-6 hours a week during winter and spring quarter. They also participate in an accompanying seminar course. During Autumn, Winter, and Spring of their senior year, students spend 2 days per week (16 hours) at a field site. They are supervised by an MSW and build skills in micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work. For details, see Field Education.