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Required Courses

If you are seeking an undergraduate degree from Ball State, you must earn a minimum of 126 semester hours. Thirty of the last 40 semester hours earned toward the degree must be taken at Ball State. The social work curriculum has been developed following the standards set down by the Council on Social Work Education.

Students earning a bachelor of social work degree must complete:

  • Ball State's general education requirements referred to as the University Core Curriculum
  • Five non-social work required courses
    • PSYSC 100 General Psychology
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology OR SOC2 Social Problems

    Diversity Course: One of the courses below:

    • ANTH 311 Race, Racism, Ethnicity
    • SOC 421 Race and Cultural Minorities in the US
    • EDMUL 205 Intro to Multi-Cultural Education
    • COMM 290 Intercultural Communication

    Human Biology:  One of the courses below:

    Women's' Course: One of the courses below:

    13 required social work courses

    Two social work electives

    • SOCWK370* Child Abuse and Neglect I
    • SOCWK370* Child Abuse and Neglect II
    • SOCWK370* Family Violence
    • SOCWK370* Social Work Practice in Health Care
    • SOCWK370* Social Work Practice with Older Adults

    Learn more about our three-year and four-year programs.

    Department of Social Work
    North Quad (NQ), room 243
    Ball State University
    Muncie, IN 47306

    Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
    Phone: 765-285-1016
    Fax: 765-285-1029
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