BASW Prerequisites

BASW Prerequisites

Coursework should be completed during Freshman/Sophomore years


All of these courses are required:

PSCI 110  American Government
SOC 104  Introduction to Sociology
PSYCH 104  Introduction to Psychology
*SW 104  Introduction to Social Work and Social Work Institutions
*SW 255  Beginning Social Work Experience (can be waived with approval from Social Work Advisor based on documented 60 hours of volunteer service work at a single site. Typical documentation includes a signed letter on agency letterhead.)

*SW 104 and SW 255 should be completed as soon as possible.

One of the following History courses:

HIST 110  U.S. History to 1877
HIST 111  U.S. History since 1877
NAS 200  Indigenous People in U.S. History

One of the following courses related to diversity:

ES 105  Introduction to Ethnic Stuides
NAS 104  Introduction to Native American Studies

** Other courses that are centrally organized around a theme of the experiences of marginalized groups may be accepted. Documentation may be required via course descriptions and syllabi.

One of the following courses in Elementary Statistics:

STAT 106  Statistics for the Health Sciences
STAT 108  Elementary Statistics
PSYCH 241  Introduction to Psychological Statistics
SOC 282  Sociological Statistics

For questions regarding potential course substitution, please contact the Admissions Coordinator, (707) 826-4451,