Humboldt State University

Department of Social Work

BASW Prerequisites

Coursework should be completed during Freshman/Sophomore years

Both of these courses are required:

  • SW 101:  Introduction to Social Work and Social Work Institutions
  • SW 255:  Beginning Social Work Experience (The BASW Program Director may consider a request for waiver of SW 255, on a case by case basis. Circumstances could include transfer students who would not have access to a comparable course in their community and/or have significant past employment experience in the field of social work practice.)

NOTE:  SW 101 and SW 255 should be completed as soon as possible.

One of the following courses related to diversity:

  • ES 105:  Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • NAS 104:  Introduction to Native American Studies
  • CRGS 108:  Power/Privilege - Gen/Race/Sex/Class

NOTE:  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
  • PSY 241:  Introduction to Psychological Statistics
  • SOC 282:  Sociological Statistics

For questions regarding potential course substitution, please contact the Admissions Coordinator, Julie Slater at (707) 826-5350, socialwork@humboldt.edu