The major in Social Work is based on a liberal arts foundation, augmented by social work and social work-related courses. In addition to completing all University general education requirements, the BSW major requires that students complete 65 credits made up of 44 credits in required SOWK courses and 21 credits in required courses from other disciplines.
The core SOWK courses for the social work major are: SOWK 1101, 2182, 2183, 3120, 3133, 3181, 3182, 3184, 3199, 3201, 3202, 3482, 3484, 3900, and 3988. Other required courses for the social work major are SOCY 1101, BIOL 1110, BIOL 1110L; PSYC 1101, POLS 1110, and PSYC 3151. Students must acquire a minimum of 120 total credits in order to graduate from UNC Charlotte.