May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Social Work/Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, BSW/BA

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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 earn a dual degree in social work and gender, women, and sexuality studies. This is accomplished by using free electives to complete requirements for the gender, women, and sexuality studies major, including the general education requirements. Students who follow the curriculum below receive a BSW degree and a BA in gender, women, and sexuality studies.

Curriculum Sequence

First Year

Spring (15.5 Credits)


Fall (16 Credits)

Spring (15 Credits)



Total Credits: 122

*Students should follow the College of Arts and Sciences guidelines regarding specific courses. Also, SOC 257 fulfills the upper level social science elective. The math/science elective 4 must be a 4-credit (lab) elective. SW 351 fulfills the QA requirement.

Dual degree students should meet with the GWS director for advisement on College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

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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