Social Work (B.S.) - Resident

Social Work (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 102Principles of Human Biology 13
ENGL 102Composition and Literature 13
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology 13
MATH ElectiveMATH 115 or higher 13
PHIL 201Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 13
PSYC 101General Psychology 13
Total Hours21

Course may also fulfill select general education requirements.

Major Core
PSYC 255Introduction to Research3
PSYC 354Statistics for the Social Sciences3
SOWK 101Introduction to Social Work3
SOWK 135Social Work Professional Exploration3
SOWK 250Health of the Social Worker3
SOWK 260Chemical Dependency3
SOWK 270Ethics in Professional Helping3
SOWK 294BSSW GATE 1 & Approval Process 10
SOWK 300Human Behavior and the Social Environment3
SOWK 325Social Welfare and Policy3
SOWK 350Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3
SOWK 355Social Work Practice with Groups3
SOWK 365BSSW GATE 2 & Junior Field Enrollment 10
SOWK 370Junior Field Experience and Seminar 24
SOWK 410Social Work Macro Practice3
SOWK 431Social Work in Mental Health3
SOWK 450Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations3
SOWK 465BSSW GATE 3 & Senior Field Enrollment 10
SOWK 470Senior Field Experience and Seminar 311
SOWK 494BSSW GATE 4 & Comprehensive Exam 10
Social Work Elective 43
Human Services, Psychology, or Social Work Elective 53
Total Hours63

These Gate courses house the application processes for each of the 4 program Gates. All students must apply for and be approved through all 4 program Gates to be eligible to graduate from the program.


This course includes 100+ hours of field experience, course work, and synchronous seminar


This course includes 400+ hours of field experience, course work, and synchronous seminar


Choose one of the following courses: SOWK 425, SOWK 432, SOWK 435, SOWK 439, SOWK 495, or SOWK 497


Choose a 300-400 level course from HSER, PSYC, or SOWK not already required by in the major

Free Electives
Choose 0-13 credit hours of Free Electives0-13
Total Hours0-13

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.5 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all major and major foundational courses
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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