The curriculum for the BSW degree consists of a minimum of 120 credit hours provided through required and elective courses. Of these 120 hours, 36-38 credit hours are devoted to general education and supportive liberal arts courses and 52 credit hours to social work courses. The remainder of the required credit hours are earned through elective courses. Students are free to select elective courses of their choice.
Students in the BSW program must successfully complete all freshman, sophomore, and junior social work courses and achieve senior standing before enrolling in the senior year course work.
While the BSW supportive and required courses are the same of all five IU campuses: Bloomington, East, Indianapolis, South Bend, and Gary, the general education requirements vary by campus. Students should consult with a BSW advisor on the IU Northwest campus to determine these requirements that must be fulfilled for graduation.