Concordia’s Social Work Program

The social work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1982. Students interested in majoring in social work must make written application for acceptance into the major after completing SWK 150 Social Work and Social Justice with a B- (2.7) or better. A Concordia GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the program. Once admitted, students need to pass all required social work courses with a C- or better, maintain a 2.5 Concordia GPA and a 2.5 GPA in social work courses to maintain active status in the program. All students planning to major in social work should request from the registrar to have a faculty advisor from the social work program. Because courses follow a sequence, transfer students or students deciding on the major during or after the fall semester of their sophomore year should meet with the social work program director as soon as possible to develop an educational plan.

Major Requirements

The course requirements (54 credits) and recommended course sequence for a major in social work are as follows:

Social Work Courses
SOC 111Human Society4
BIOL 101General Biology4
PSYC 111Introductory Psychology4
SWK 150Social Work and Social Justice4
SWK 310Human Behavior and the Social Environment4
SWK 326Social Work Practice I: Individuals and Interviewing4
SWK 336Social Work Practice II: Families2
SWK 320Social Policy and Systems Perspective4
SOC 228Research Methods and Statistics 14
SWK 346Social Work Practice III: Groups, Organizations, and Communities4
SWK 350Comparative Cultural Encounter4
SWK 490Social Work Internship10
SWK 494Social Work Senior Seminar2
Total Hours54

Students who are double majors in social work and psychology may substitute PSYC 301 Research Methods in Psychology for SOC 228 Research Methods and Statistics.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.