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Typical Program

​​​​​​​​​​** Courses marked with (**) are required to successfully graduate with a major in Social Work ** 

FRESHMAN

First Semester

DWC 101: Development of Western Civilization

4 Credits

** SWK 101:  21st Century Social Work ** 
3 Credits
(Social Science Core)

Math
3 Credits
(Quantitative Reasoning Core)

English/Core
3 Credits
(Writing I Proficiency)

Second Semester

DWC 102: Development of Western Civilization
4 Credits

** SWK 253: Human Behavior Life Span **
3 Credits
(Social Science Core)

Fine Arts
3 Credits
(Core)

Theology I
3 Credits
(Core)

** BIO 122: Human Biology **
3 Credits
(Natural Science Core)

SOPHOMORE

First Semester

DWC 201: Development of Western Civilization
4 Credits

** SWK  220: Culture and Diversity in Social Work **
3 Credits
(Diversity Proficiency)

Theology II
3 Credits
(Core)

Philosophy
3 Credits
(Core)

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Second Semester

DWC 202: Development of Western Civilization
4 Credits

** SWK 254: Human Behavior in Social Systems **
3 Credits
(Social Science Core)

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

JUNIOR

First Semester

** SWK 360: Social Policy **
3 Credits

** SWK 365: Practice with Individuals, Families, & Groups **
3 Credits

Philosophy (Ethics)
3 Credits
(Core)

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Second Semester

** SWK 366: Community and Political Practice **
3 Credits
(Civic Engagement Proficiency)

** SWK 368: Research **
3 Credits

** SWK 370: Social Work Practicum & Seminar I **
4 Credits

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

SENIOR

First Semester

** SWK 450: Social Work Practicum & Seminar II **
6 Credits

SWK 468: Research Design & Statistical Analysis
3 Credits

** SWK 488: Theory/Practice Seminar I **
3 Credits
(Oral Communication Proficiency)
(Intensive Writing II Proficiency)

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Second Semester

** SWK 451: Social Work Practicum and Seminar III **
6 Credits

** SWK 489: Theory/Practice Seminar II **
3 Credits
(Oral Communication Proficiency)
(Intensive Writing II Proficiency)

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Elective/Concentration
3 Credits

Curriculum Notes:

  • Students entering Providence College with two or three years of language are strongly encouraged to continue their language study.
  • Graduate programs in social work want students to have an advanced course in statistics before beginning advanced standing studies. Students can meet the requirement by taking SWK 468 as one of their electives.
  • Courses are generally taken in the sequence indicated.
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