The BSW curriculum requires 54 hours of social work courses covering a variety of topics including social work practice, human behavior in the social environment, social policy, research, and field experience through required practica. Students may also choose a minor area of study including but not limited to African American Studies, Diversity Studies Minor or Certificate, Mexican American Studies, Women's Studies, the Spanish Language, or Disabilities Studies.
In addition to the course requirements of UT Arlington and the School of Social Work, each student in the BSW program must
- maintain at least a 2.0 overall GPA in all coursework;
- make at least a C or better in all Social Work courses;
- demonstrate suitability for professional social work practice;
- demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers and the Code of Conduct for Social Work Practice in Texas.
Regarding items #1 and #2, if a student would like to appeal a grade earned in a social work course, the procedures are outlined in the School of Social Work’s Professional Standards Committee’s Policies and Procedures. These are included in the BSW Program Manual.
At such time as questions are raised by Social Work faculty, Social Work staff, field instructors, fellow students or community members regarding a student's violation of #3 or #4 of the above requirements, the student will be notified and will be provided the opportunity to respond using the procedures outlined in the School of Social Work’s Professional Standards Committee’s Policies and Procedures. These are included in the BSW Program Manual.