School of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work (BIC)

Minimum Requirements(124)
Residence Requirement – minimum (including last thirty hours)(60)
Grade point average – minimum 2.0 (“C”) overall for the university and 2.7 overall once accepted to the major.
Interdisciplinary Core Requirements
World Cultures
BIC 1314World Cultures I: Roots of Culture3
BIC 1324World Cultures II: Religion and Culture3
BIC 2334World Cultures III: The Modern World3
BIC 2344World Cultures IV: The United States in the World3
The World of Rhetoric
BIC 1313
BIC 1323
World of Rhetoric I
and World of Rhetoric II: Rhetoric in Context
Social World
BIC 2330
BIC 2340
Social World I: The City and the Soul
and Social World II: The Conditions and Possibilities of Human Fulfillment
The Examined Life
BIC 1112
BIC 3358
Examined Life
and Examined Life II: Biblical Heritage and Contemporary Ethical Issues
Additional Course
BIC 4374World Cultures V: Differing Visions and Realities3
or BIC 4389 Examined Life III Capstone: Special Topics
Additional Core Requirements
Foreign Languages and Cultures
At least 6 hours must be in residence.8-12
Note: It is strongly recommended that the language requirement be started during the first year of residence work.
Formal Reasoning
Select 3 hours3
Laboratory Science
Select one of the following:8
Introduction to Neuroscience
and Introduction to Neuroscience Laboratory
and Current Issues in Human Biology
Modern Concepts of Bioscience
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
ECO 3355Introduction to the Economics of Poverty and Discrimination3
Philanthropy and Public Service
PPS 1100Introduction to Citizenship and Community Service1
Lifetime Fitness
One course1
Two semesters, usually freshman year0
See departmental section of this catalog for specific requirements for the social work degree.

The requirements for advanced credit, residence, language, a specified comprehensive examination, chapel, minimum grade point average, maximum credit, and lifetime fitness are the same as for the bachelor of arts degree. Additional information about these requirements is listed under “General Regulations for the College of Arts & Sciences” and “General University Regulations.”