May 30, 2024  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Social Work, K-12 School Counselor Certification, BSW

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The BSW program has numerous dual degree options for students. These include psychology; sociology (applied practice track); gender, women, and sexuality studies; criminal justice; fine arts; and K–12 school counselor certification. All students enrolled in these programs must consult with their advisors in social work and the corresponding program for accurate academic advisement in both programs.

Please note that courses in the following dual degrees may be taken out of order so that students can complete all curricular requirements: Psychology; Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies; Sociology; Fine Arts; and Criminal Justice.

Students may elect to take the social work major with the school counselor certification track. This is accomplished by using the free electives to complete requirements for the school counselor certification, including the general education requirements. Students who follow the curriculum below will receive a BSW degree and a K–12 school counselor certification.

Curriculum Sequence


Fall (16.5 Credits)

Spring (15.5 Credits)


Fall (15 Credits)

Spring (15 Credits)

  • ED 544 Multicultural Education 3 Credit(s)
  • Humanities Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Humanities Elective 4 3 Credit(s)
  • Math/Science Elective 4 3 Credit(s)


Spring (18 Credits)


Spring (15 Credits)

Total Credits: 122

^Total credit count of 128 if developmental course is required.

*For SW 409  or SW 410 , students need to craft their capstone research project to incorporate a school-based research project around leadership. This should be done in consultation with the SW instructor. Collaboration with counseling program faculty is also required.

**The social work major seeking school counselor certification will meet with the social work field coordinator to secure a social work field placement (SW 423 /SW 424 ) that incorporates a K–12 schoolbased component.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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