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The BSW degree plan is designed to assure coverage of Council of Social Work Education-mandated curriculum content. The degree plan is based on a building-block analogy of Social Work education. The freshman and sophomore years are considered the liberal arts foundation. The junior year is the foundation professional year. The senior year is the concluding professional year.

Social Work classes are offered sequentially and include content on values, ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, populations at risk, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, social work practice, research, and field practicum.

The Department of Social Work places a strong value on community involvement, and students begin early in their course of study to gain practical experience through volunteer hours in approved agencies. In the foundation professional (junior) year, two pre-internship experiences of 30 hours each are incorporated into SOWK 3355 Generalist Social Work Pract I and SOWK 3358 Generalist Social Work Prac II .

Professional social work advising allows for early and periodic evaluation of each student’s performance and guides students in selecting courses required to fulfill degree-plan requirements. Advising during the freshman and sophomore years can be provided by the Student Support Center at the College of Health Sciences, with Social Work majors also attending Social Work Orientation and receiving advising as needed from Social Work faculty members. When Social Work majors are nearing completion of university core and pre-professional course requirements as described on the BSW Social Work Degree Plan, advising will be provided by UTEP Social Work faculty members.

BSW Course Requirements and Admissions Policy

All students who wish to graduate with a BSW Degree from the Department of Social Work at UTEP must apply for a separate admission into the BSW Program. Admission is granted by the social work faculty. Only students who have been admitted into the BSW Degree Program and have completed all degree-plan requirements in both the liberal arts core and the Social Work major will be recommended for graduation with a BSW degree. Criteria for admission to the program are outlined below.

University and Pre-Professional Course Requirements and Course Transfer Information

  1. UTEP Students
    The following is the list of transferred or UTEP courses from which the 61 hours of University Core Curriculum and  additional required College of Health Sciences pre-professional courses will be counted,
    1. University Core Curriculum (All courses used to satisfy the core curriculum must be completed with a "C" or higher).
      Communication
      English Composition6
      Select one of the following:
      RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
      RWS 1601/COMM 1611Rhetoric, Composition & Comm6
      Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C)
      Select one of the following:
      RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
      Writing About Literature
      Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C)
      Communication3
      Select one of the following:
      Public Speaking (C)
      Business/Profession Comm (C)
      RWS 1601/COMM 1611Rhetoric, Composition & Comm6
      Mathematics
      MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I (C) (or higher)3
      Natural Sciences
      BIOL 1305General Biology3
      BIOL 1107Topics in Study of Life I1
      BIOL 2311Human Anat/Physiology I (C)3
      Humanities
      PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy (C) (recommended)3
      Visual/Performing Arts from menu3
      U.S. History
      HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
      HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
      Political Science
      POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
      POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C) (must include Texas Government)3
      Social and Behavioral Sciences
      PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology (C)3
      Institutionally Designed Option
      UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
      or UNIV 2350 Interdisciplinary Tech/Soc (C)
      Total Hours42

      Pre-Professional Courses 

      SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology (C)3
      Modern Language: Spanish is strongly recommended.6
      Statistics - Select one of the following:3
      Statistical Methods
      Measure/Inference-Social Resea
      Descriptive & Inferential Stat
      STAT 2380
      Statistical Methods (recommended)
      RWS 3359Technical Writing3
      or ENGL 3355 Workplace Writing
      SOWK 2310Intro-Social Work/Soci Welfare3
      Total Hours18
  2. Transfer Students
    A student can transfer up to 30 semester hours from a CSWE-accredited BSW degree program:
    1. An introduction to social work course (three hours);
    2. Up to six (6) hours of social policy;
    3. Up to six (6) hours of Human Behavior in the Social Environment;
    4. Up to nine (9) hours of practice; and
    5. Up to three (3) hours of research courses.

Graduation Requirement

a.  Students must complete at least 25% of the semester credit hours needed for graduation (a minimum of
     30 hours) in residence.
b.  Students must complete 24 of the last 30 semester credit hours needed for graduation hours in residence.
c.  Students must complete 12 advanced hours in their major in residence within three (3) years of graduation.
d.  A maximum of 66 semester hours is transferable to a UTEP degree program from a two-year institution.
e.  All Social Work courses used to satisfy degree requirements must be completed with a "C" or higher.
f.  Minimum Social Work grade point average is 2.50.

BSW Admissions Application Process

A limited number of students will be admitted to the BSW program each academic year.  The number of student places available in the program is limited by Council of Social Work Education accreditation guidelines on faculty-to-student ratio and maximum class sizes.  Applications will be accepted from December 1st through January 31st each year. 

  1. Admissions application: All students who wish to apply for the BSW Degree Program must complete an admissions application available from the Department of Social Work web site (http://socialwork.utep.edu).  A completed application packet includes:
    1. The application form
    2. Current official UTEP transcripts
    3. Official transcripts from other colleges or universities attended.
    4. Current UTEP BSW degree plan
    5. Resume showing hours of paid and/or volunteer work in human services positions.
    6. Experience Summary Form
    7. BSW Application Essay as specified on the application for admission.
    8. Two letters of professional recommendation
  2. Admissions Criteria:

Requirement for consideration for admission include: 
         a.   Application to the BSW program.
         b.   Completion of University Core and all pre-professional courses.
         d.   Cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher

Field Instruction

During the Fall Semester of their first year of professional course work (junior year), students are required to make formal application for field instruction: SOWK 4380 and SOWK 4390.  The deadline to submit this application is December 15th.  After the application has been submitted, students must attend the Field Orientation presented by the Social Work Practicum Coordinator.

To be considered eligible for field instruction, students must meet the following criteria:

1.  Be admitted to the UTEP BSW Program (first year of professional course work, junior year)
2.  Complete a formal application for field instruction.
3.  Receive academic clearance to begin the field instruction sequence
      a.  Successfully complete University Core and pre-professional courses
      b.  Have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA for all courses completed in Social Work by the end of the second
            semester of the first year of professional course work (junior year)
      c.   Completed the following with a grade C or higher:

SOWK 2331Human Behavior/Social Envir I3
SOWK 2320Social Welfare Policy/Srvs I3
SOWK 3355Generalist Social Work Pract I3
SOWK 3325Culturally Grounded Social Wk3
SOWK 3320Social Welfare Policy/Srvs II3
SOWK 3341Human Behavior/Social Envir II3
SOWK 3358Generalist Social Work Prac II3
SOWK 3350Diag Sys for Genrlst Soc Wk3

4.  Attend a field orientation presented by the Department of Social Work Practicum Coordinator.

Field Instruction is completed during their second year of professional course work (senior year).  Students work an average of 16 hours per week in an approved social service or health care agency under the supervision of a degreed social worker.

BSW Honors Program

A limited number of student will be admitted to the BSW Honors Program. Students admitted to the BSW Program can apply for the Honors Program in April of the first year of the BSW Program. Minimal criteria for admission includes the following:

  • overall GPA of 3.3
  • 3.5 GPA in BSW coursework for the first year of the BSW Program, and
  • the recommendation of the instructors for SOWK 3355 & 3358

If admitted to the Honors Program, students will take 3 required electives and enroll in the two Honors Field Education Seminars I (SOWK 4283) and II (SOWK 4284). SOWK 4283 is an accelerated seminar that covers the content contained in the traditional BSW Field Education Seminars (SOWK 4281 & 4282); SOWK 4284 is an advanced, experiential, skills based course that utilizes simulation technology for skill development. The three required electives will be taken from the Fast Track Graduate Program course listings: SOWK 5331 (Theory and Practice with Individuals), SOWK 5332 (Theory and Practice with Families) and SOWK 5333 (Theory and Practice with Groups).

Students must receive a grade of B or better in all honors courses and successfully pass the final interview with a Standardized Patient in SOWK 4284. This interview will be rated by the team of faculty who conduct the interviews for Advanced Standing applicants. Students who successfully complete these requirements of the Honors Program will automatically be admitted to the Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Program. If student are not admitted to Advanced Standing and chose to enroll in the full-time MSW Program, the three Fast Track courses will apply towards the first year requirements of the MSW Program. 

Dismissal Policy

By applying for formal admission to the UTEP BSW program, students confirm that they have read, understand, and agree to abide by the UTEP Scholastic Dishonesty policy, the BSW Student Honor Code Statement, and the NASW Code of Ethics. Also, application for admission to the BSW program indicates that the student understands that failure to adhere to academic and professional standards will result in disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to receiving failing grades on assignments or in a class or classes, dismissal from the Bachelor of Social Work program, denial of formal entry into the BSW program and/or field practicum and/or referral for disciplinary action to the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. The UTEP Scholastic Dishonesty policy is available on the UTEP Provost's web site (http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=admin.utep.edu/hoop). The BSW Student Honor Code Statement appears in the BSW Student Manual, and the NASW Code of Ethics is available at http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/default.asp.

Degree Plan

University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Social Work Prerequisites (Courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
Natural Sciences:
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
BIOL 2311Human Anat/Physiology I (C)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology (C)3
Mathematics: Select one of the following:3
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Precalculus (C)
Language: Select a sequence from the following options:6
French Three
and French Four
Accelerated Portuguese One
and Accelerated Portuguese Two
German Three
and German Four
Interm Spanish One Non-Nat Spk
and Interm Spanish Two Non-Nat Spk
Spanish For Spanish Spkrs One
and Spanish for Spanish Spkrs Two
Statistics: Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Measure/Inference-Social Resea
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Program Prerequisites:
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology (C)3
SOWK 2310Intro-Social Work/Soci Welfare3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
ENGL 3359Technical Writing3
or ENGL 3355 Workplace Writing
Pathway
All courses listed below are required:
Traditional BSW
SOWK 2320Social Welfare Policy/Srvs I3
SOWK 2331Human Behavior/Social Envir I3
SOWK 3320Social Welfare Policy/Srvs II3
SOWK 3325Culturally Grounded Social Wk3
SOWK 3341Human Behavior/Social Envir II3
SOWK 3350Diag Sys for Genrlst Soc Wk3
SOWK 3355Generalist Social Work Pract I3
SOWK 3358Generalist Social Work Prac II3
SOWK 3430Research Methods-Social Work4
SOWK 4281Generalist Field Seminar I2
SOWK 4282Generalist Field Seminar II2
SOWK 4370General Social Work Pract III3
SOWK 4380Generalist Field Instruction I3
SOWK 4390Genrlst Field Instruction II3
OR
Honors Program
All courses listed below are required:
SOWK 2320Social Welfare Policy/Srvs I3
SOWK 2331Human Behavior/Social Envir I3
SOWK 3320Social Welfare Policy/Srvs II3
SOWK 3325Culturally Grounded Social Wk3
SOWK 3341Human Behavior/Social Envir II3
SOWK 3350Diag Sys for Genrlst Soc Wk3
SOWK 3355Generalist Social Work Pract I3
SOWK 3358Generalist Social Work Prac II3
SOWK 3430Research Methods-Social Work4
SOWK 4370General Social Work Pract III3
SOWK 4380Generalist Field Instruction I3
SOWK 4390Genrlst Field Instruction II3
SOWK 4283Honors Field Ed Seminar I2
SOWK 4284Honors Field Ed Seminar II2
Traditional BSW
Select eighteen hours from Social Work Support courses18
Honors Program
All courses listed below are required:
SOWK 5331SOWK Theory & Pract w/Indiv3
SOWK 5332SOWK Theory & Pract w/Families3
SOWK 5333SOWK Theory & Pract w/Groups3
Select nine hours from Social Work Support Courses

Social Work Support Courses

AFST 2300Intro-African Amer Studies3
AFST 2301Theories-African Amer Studies3
AFST 3390Topics in African/Amer Studies3
AFST 4304Envir. Just. & Min. Comm. U.S.3
AFST 4390Spc Top-African American Stud3
ANTH 1301Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)3
ANTH 1302Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)3
ANTH 1310Cultural Geography3
ANTH 2320Intro to Linguistics (C)3
ANTH 3303Ecological Anthropology3
ANTH 3304Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 3306Cultural Diversity3
ANTH 3307Sports, Society and Culture3
ANTH 3309Mesoamerican Cultures3
ANTH 3310Southwestern Archeology3
ANTH 3311Applied Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 3312Drug Use, Abuse, Trafficking3
ANTH 3315Urban Anthropology3
ANTH 3319Indig Cultures of Latin Amer3
ANTH 3320Indig Cultures of North Amer3
ANTH 3321Indians of the Southwest3
ANTH 3322Sex, Culture, and Evolution3
ANTH 3325Chicanos & Mexicans in the U.S3
ANTH 3326Migration3
ANTH 3330Language/Power on the Border3
ANTH 3332Intro to GIS-Social Sciences3
ANTH 3340Popular Archeology3
ANTH 3347Archaeological Field Studies3
ANTH 3357Sociolinguistics3
ANTH 3358Ethnographic Methods3
ANTH 3359Archeological Methods3
ANTH 3360Lab Methods in Archeology3
ANTH 3361Contemporary Mexican Culture3
ANTH 3379Independent Study3
ANTH 3380Cult. & Environ Resource Mgmt3
ANTH 3647Archeological Field Studies6
ANTH 4303Internship in Anthropology3
ANTH 4304Envir. Just. & Min. Comm U.S.3
ANTH 4308U.S.-Mex. Border Society/Cult3
ANTH 4312Thinking Spatially3
ANTH 4313Advanced Spatial Analysis3
ANTH 4346Global Health3
ANTH 4365Museum Fundamentals3
ANTH 4370Studies in Anthropology3
ANTH 4380Theory in Anthropology3
ASIA 3300Intro to Asian Studies3
ASIA 3350Special Topics-Asian Studies3
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
CHIC 3302Chicano Cinema3
CHIC 3303Border Image in Mexican Film3
CHIC 3304Chicano/Latino Music in the US3
CHIC 3311Chicano Studies: Societal Issu3
CHIC 3339Cultural Diversity & Youth: US3
CHIC 3342Spanish Dance3
CHIC 4301Chicano Legal History3
CHIC 4304Envir. Just. & Min. Comm U.S.3
CHIC 4306Colonias on the US/Mex Border3
CHIC 4307Hispanic Entrepreneurship3
CHIC 4350Topics in Chicano Studies3
CHIC 4450Topics in Chicano Studies4
CRIJ 1301Intro to Criminal Justice I3
CRIJ 1306Courts Systems and Practices3
CRIJ 1310Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
CRIJ 2313Correctional Systems & Practcs3
CRIJ 2328Police Systems and Practices3
CRIJ 3300Applied Research Methods in CJ3
CRIJ 33013
CRIJ 3308Juvenile Justice3
CRIJ 3309Comm Corrections & Corr Cnslng3
CRIJ 3311Crime Control & Prevention3
CRIJ 33123
CRIJ 3313Criminology3
CRIJ 3321Family Violence3
CRIJ 3351Crim Just on US-Mexico Border3
CRIJ 3389Criminal Justice Ethics3
CRIJ 4300Selected Topics - Crim Justice3
CRIJ 4301Readings in Criminal Justice3
CRIJ 4302Cyber Crime3
CRIJ 4303Crime, Criminal Justice & Film3
CRIJ 4309Internship in Crim Just I3
CRIJ 4310Internship in Crim Just II3
CRIJ 4311Immigration Law and Admin3
CRIJ 4312Criminal Procedure3
CRIJ 4313White Collar Crime3
CRIJ 4314Women in Criminal Justice3
CRIJ 4315Homicide3
CRIJ 4316Comp CJS & Transntl Crime3
CRIJ 4317Victimology3
CRIJ 4318Violence in America3
CRIJ 4319Street Gangs:Strctr,Act & Resp3
CRIJ 4320Crim Just Org and Management3
CRIJ 4321Organized Crime3
CRIJ 4390Adv Concepts in Crim. Justice3
HSCI 1301Fnd. of Hlth Sci. & Hlth Promo3
HSCI 1318Wellness of the Young Child3
HSCI 2302Fundamentals of Nutrition3
HSCI 2303Wellness Dynamics3
HSCI 2309First Aid & Safety Practices3
HSCI 3301Community Health3
HSCI 3302Computer Syst for Hlth Profess3
HSCI 3303Current Health Issues & Prob3
HSCI 3304Health Perspectives in Aging3
HSCI 3305Substance Abuse3
HSCI 3306Environmental Health3
HSCI 3307Death, Dying and Bereavement3
HSCI 3308Disease Char'tic/Prevnt/Contrl3
HSCI 3311Introduction to Epidemiology3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
HSCI 3315Resrch For The Health Prof3
HSCI 3316Community Nutrition3
HSCI 3317Occupational Health & Safety3
HSCI 3320Selected Topics in HSCI3
HSCI 3322Sports Nutrition3
HSCI 3323Nutrition Thru the Life Cycle3
HSCI 4101Health Ed Elem Schl Teach Lab1
HSCI 4201Hlth Ed for Elem Sch Teachers2
HSCI 4301Teach Hlth in Secondary Schl3
HSCI 4303Family Life & Human Sexuality3
HSCI 4304Public Health Administration3
HSCI 4306Health Cnrns of Preadol & Adol3
HSCI 4307Hlth Promo Plan & Implement3
HSCI 4308Independent Study in Health3
HSCI 4309Program Eval in Health Science3
HSCI 4311Community Health Education3
HSCI 4312Grant Writing in Hlth Profess3
HSCI 4600Practicum in Community Health6
PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy (C)3
PHIL 1304Logic3
PHIL 2306Ethics (C)3
PHIL 2313Chicanos and American Thought3
PHIL 3301Philosophy of Mind3
PHIL 3302Ethical Theory3
PHIL 3303Philosophy of Education3
PHIL 3304Philosophy of History3
PHIL 3305Philosophy of Law3
PHIL 3307Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 3308Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art3
PHIL 3311Philosophy of Science3
PHIL 3312Latin American Thought3
PHIL 3313American Philosophy3
PHIL 3314Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 3315Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL 3317Modern Philosophy3
PHIL 3318Nineteenth Century Philosophy3
PHIL 3322Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL 3325Social Philosophy3
PHIL 3335Twentieth Century Philosophy3
PHIL 3340Asian Philosophies3
PHIL 3341Political Philosophy3
PHIL 4301Bioethics3
PHIL 4302Metaphysics3
PHIL 4304Latin American Philosophy3
PHIL 4306Philosophical Methods3
PHIL 4307Feminist Philosophy3
PHIL 4311Theories of Knowledge3
PHIL 4351Great Philosophers3
PHIL 4352Problems in Philosophy Seminar3
PHIL 4353Independent Study3
POLS 2107Texas Constitution1
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
POLS 3312Party System, Campaigns Elect.3
POLS 3313Pub Opinion/Media & Technology3
POLS 3314Ethnicity & Race In Amer Pol3
POLS 3320Constitutional Law3
POLS 3321Civil Rights & Liberties3
POLS 3322Law and Society3
POLS 3332Political Geography3
POLS 3334Politics in World Regions3
POLS 3337Latin American Politics3
POLS 3339Comparative Political Systems3
POLS 3340Western Political Heritage I3
POLS 3341Western Political Heritage II3
POLS 3342American Political Thought3
POLS 3345Democracy and Democratization3
POLS 3350Intro to Public Administration3
POLS 3351The Public Policy Process3
POLS 3353State and Local Administration3
POLS 3354Internship3
POLS 3360International Relations3
POLS 3361International Security3
POLS 3362International Law and Politics3
POLS 3365Political Simulations3
POLS 3600Research in Political Science6
POLS 4300Adv Rsrch Methods/Pol Science3
POLS 4304Envir. Just. & Min. Comm U.S.3
POLS 4310American Legislatures3
POLS 4311The Presidency3
POLS 4313Southwestern Border Politics3
POLS 4314Women, Power and Politics3
POLS 4315Latinos In Amer Political Syst3
POLS 4317U.S. Constitutional Structure3
POLS 4318Teaching Democracy3
POLS 4319Special Topics in Am. Politics3
POLS 4322Legal Reasoning3
POLS 4323Courts in Action3
POLS 4324Introduction to Private Law3
POLS 4325Spec Topics in Law & Politics3
POLS 4330Foreign Policy of the U.S.3
POLS 4333European Political Systems3
POLS 4337The Politics of Mexico3
POLS 4339US-Latin American Relations3
POLS 4340The American Constitution3
POLS 4342Contemporary Political Thought3
POLS 4344Sp Topics in Political Theory3
POLS 4346Russia's Challenges/21st Cent3
POLS 4347European Union Politics3
POLS 4348Politics/Developing Countries3
POLS 4350Sp Topics in Comparative Gov3
POLS 4356Non-Profit Organizations3
POLS 4357Leadership/Civic Participation3
POLS 4358Special Topics in Public Admin3
POLS 4363North American Relations3
POLS 4364Internat'l Political Economy3
POLS 4365International Organizations3
POLS 4366Sp Topics/Internat'l Relations3
POLS 4368Conflict Analysis3
POLS 4370Independent Reading in Pol Sci3
POLS 4392Advanced Analysis of Politics3
POLS 4399Senior Capstone3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology (C)3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
PSYC 2302Social Psychology3
PSYC 2305Psychology of Human Sexuality3
PSYC 2306Psychology of Personality3
PSYC 2310Life Cycle Development3
PSYC 2312Intro to Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 3101Lab for Gen Exper Psyc1
PSYC 3102Professional Development1
PSYC 3201Gen Experimental Psychology2
PSYC 3315Psychology and the Law3
PSYC 3320Learning & Memory3
PSYC 3330Sensation and Perception3
PSYC 3331Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSYC 3346Drugs of Abuse and Behavior3
PSYC 3347Behavior Modification3
PSYC 3348Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 3350Health Psychology3
PSYC 4301Psychological Testing3
PSYC 4309History & Systems Psychology3
PSYC 4311Advanced Topics Dev Psyc3
PSYC 4312Advanced Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 4316Language and Cognition3
PSYC 4317Advanced Statistics3
PSYC 4321Judgment and Decision Making3
PSYC 4324Psychobiology3
PSYC 4341Motivation & Emotion3
PSYC 4343Seminar in Meta-Analysis3
PSYC 4345Seminar in Psychology3
PSYC 4352Independent Research3
PSYC 4353Honors Thesis3
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology (C)3
SOCI 1302Social Problems3
SOCI 1310Cultural Geography3
SOCI 2312Measure/Inference-Social Resea3
SOCI 2315Soci of Marriage and Family3
SOCI 3300Ecological Sociology3
SOCI 3306Cultural Diversity3
SOCI 3307Sports, Society and Culture3
SOCI 3309Mesoamerican Cultures3
SOCI 3311Methods of Research3
SOCI 3312Drug Use, Abuse, Trafficking3
SOCI 3315Urban Sociology3
SOCI 3317Indig Cultures of Latin Amer3
SOCI 3320Indig Cultures of North Amer3
SOCI 3321Indians of the Southwest3
SOCI 3322Sex, Culture, and Evolution3
SOCI 3323Advanced Social Problems3
SOCI 3324Deviance3
SOCI 3325Chicanos & Mexicans in the U.S3
SOCI 3326Migration3
SOCI 3327Social Inequality3
SOCI 3330Language/Power on the Border3
SOCI 3331Family Violence3
SOCI 3332Intro to GIS-Social Sciences3
SOCI 3333Juvenile Delinquency3
SOCI 3341Special Undergraduate Topics3
SOCI 3348Criminology3
SOCI 3358Ethnographic Methods3
SOCI 3361Contemporary Mexican Culture3
SOCI 3362Medical Sociology3
SOCI 3370Gender Roles and Society3
SOCI 4301General Sociological Theory3
SOCI 4303Internship in Sociology3
SOCI 4304Envir. Just. & Min. Comm U.S.3
SOCI 4308U.S.-Mex Border Society/Cult3
SOCI 4312Thinking Spatially3
SOCI 4313Advanced Spatial Analysis3
SOCI 4346Global Health3
SOCI 4347Population Analysis & Problems3
SOCI 4390Independent Study3
SOWK 3170Special Issues in Social Work1
SOWK 3270Special Issues in Social Work2
SOWK 3336Child Welfare Practice/Srvs3
SOWK 3345SOWK/Aging: Cross Cultl Persp3
SOWK 3346Process of Addiction: Cultural3
SOWK 3350Diag Sys for Genrlst Soc Wk3
SOWK 3365Social Work W/Special Pops3
SOWK 3370Special Issues in Social Work3
SOWK 3375Independent Study3
WS 2300Introduction to Womens Studies3
WS 2315Sociology of Marriage & Family3
WS 2350Global Feminisms3
WS 3301La Chicana3
WS 3310Directed Study3
WS 3320Internship in Women's Studies3
WS 3321Family Violence3
WS 3322Sex, Culture, and Evolution3
WS 3330Women in Fine Art3
WS 3331Gender & Popular Culture3
WS 3333Gndr, Ethncty in Contemp Art3
WS 3335Feminist Film3
WS 3336Queer Cinema3
WS 3340Women, the Body & the Machine3
WS 3351Gender & Religion3
WS 3352Women in American Culture3
WS 3360Women in Literature3
WS 3370Gender Roles & Society3
WS 3372Women & Work in the Sex Indust3
WS 3373Plagues, Pandemics, & Power3
WS 3374Mental Illness at the Margins3
WS 3375Women's Health3
WS 3380Social Justice Values at Work3
WS 3382Gender Issues in the Arts3
WS 3383Gender Issues in Humanities3
WS 3384Gender Issues in Social Scincs3
WS 3390Women's Studies:Special Topics3
WS 3391History of Women3
WS 3392The Three Waves of Feminism3
WS 3393Feminism of 1960's & 1970's3
WS 3394Gender, Health, & Medicine3
WS 4307Feminist Philosophy3
WS 4310Feminist Theory3
WS 4314Women, Power, & Politics3
WS 4360Jr/Sr Seminar/Women's Studies3
WS 4500Senior Capstone5
Total Hours120

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History (C)
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6