In addition to the five content areas, The Council on Social Work Education requires content on values and ethics, populations-at-risk, and social and economic justice be integrated throughout the social work courses.
The University Catalog contains a list of required courses for the major. The courses are described in the catalog, and the description includes a list of pre-requisite courses. The pre-requisites are listed to assist the student with a learning continuum. For example:
Given these requirements, the MTSU Social Work Faculty make an effort to schedule courses in a way that students can complete the required courses in the required sequence within 4 semesters. If a students chooses to attend part-time, they should work with their advisor to ensure that they take courses in a sequence that will allow them to graduate in a timely manner.
In order to major in social work, the student must first declare a pre-social work
major. When the student has completed 60 semester hours including 41 hours of General
Education, Introduction to Social Work, and at least 3 additional hours in Social
Work, the student must apply to be accepted as a social work major. Application packets are available at the beginning of each semester in the Social
Work Office and in HBSE I courses.
Recommended General Education:
|First Semester*||Second Semester*|
|HBSE I||3 hrs||HBSE II||3 hrs|
|Research||3 hrs||Data Analysis||3 hrs|
|Policy||3 hrs||Practice I||3 hrs|
|Interviewing||3 hrs||Diversity||3 hrs|
|Elective/Minor||3 hrs||Elective/Minor||3 hrs|
|*Apply for admission as a Social Work Major||*Apply for admission to Field|
|SENIOR YEAR (Majors in Social Work Courses Only)|
|First Semester||Second Semester|
|Practice II||3 hrs||Field II||9 hrs|
|Field I||6 hrs||Integrative Seminar||3 hrs|
|Groups||3 hrs||Elective||3 hrs|