The Social Work Department offers a major in social work. The Social Work Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Students interested in a degree in social work must apply for admission to the Social Work Program.
Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.
The Social Work Major
The social work major consists of 11 social work courses and four supporting courses. Students may apply for admission to the Social Work Program during the semester in which they are taking SWK 2300. See admission requirements. There is no requirement in the social work major to also carry a minor.
Social Work Courses (take all)
SWK 2300 Contemporary Social Work Practice (4 credits)
SWK 2330 Applied Statistics for Health and Human Services (4 credits)
SWK 2400 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (4 credits)
SWK 2600 Ethics and Leadership in a Multicultural Society (4 credits)
SWK 3000 Social Welfare Research (4 credits)
SWK 3100 Social Welfare Policy Analysis (4 credits)
SWK 3300 Introduction to Social Work Practice (4 credits)
SWK 4200 Advanced Social Work Practice (4 credits)
SWK 4300 Integrative Seminar (4 credits)
SWK 4610 Social Work Field Placement I (4 credits)
SWK 4620 Social Work Field Placement II (4 credits)
Three prerequisite courses to be completed by the end of sophomore year:
Any course offerings in WMG (4 credits)
POL 2400 American Government: National, State, and Local (4 credits)
SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology (4 cr.)
Choice of one additional supporting course
ECN 1030 Issues in Economics (4 cr.)
ECN 3250 Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality (4 credits)
ECN/SWK 400C TP: The Spirit Level (4 cr.)
All students will complete a senior project in SWK 4300.
Honors in the Major
Please see the department chair for details. Basic requirements are listed under All-College Programs in the catalog.
** It is very important that all transfer students see the department chair immediately upon acceptance to Carthage. The Social Work Department does not offer course credit for life experience or previous work experience.