Social Work Education at Park University

Graduation Requirements

Park University grants the Bachelor of Social Work upon completion of the following requirements:
  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • A departmental major as specified by the department.
  • Completion of at least 45 hours of upper division (300 or 400 level) college coursework.
  • Completion of residency requirement, 30 hours of earned and graded (A, B, C, D) college hours at Park University. At least 15 of these 30 hours must be in the major core.
  • Completion of the 37 hour Liberal Education requirement.
  • Completion of the second 4-hour elementary (104) level modern language course or a 3-hour intermediate course. (Placement will be determined by the Modern Language Placement test).
  • Completion of LE 100 First-Year Seminar (all first-time freshmen.)
  • Passing the Writing Competency Test ( WCT). Note: English 105 and 106 and the WCT must be completed not later than the semester in which the student acquires 60 credit hours. For transfer students with 60 hours or more, these requirements, including the WCT, must be completed during their first two semesters or their first three terms at the University.
  • Completion of EN 306 Professional Writing in the Discipline (3 cr.).
  • Majors must be declared prior to accumulating 60 hours of work. For transfer students with more than 60 hours, majors must be declared at the time of admission or during the first enrolled semester/term thereafter.
  • Presentation of an application for graduation by established deadlines during the semester/term prior to the student’s graduation.

Liberal Education Requirement

Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Required Liberal Education Courses 37
EN 105 First Year Writing Seminar I 3
EN 106 First Year Writing Seminar II 3
CS 140 Introduction to Computers (May be satisfied by higher level course or departmental equivalent.) 3
- - Science course with a lab 4
Choose one (1) of the following courses (3 cr.): 3
MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics -OR- 3
MA 135 College Algebra -OR- 3
- - Any higher-level math course 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses (3 cr.): 3
CA 103 Public Speaking -OR- 3
TH 105 Oral Communication -OR- 3
CA 105 Intro to Human Communication 3
Liberal Education Elective Courses 18
- - At least 6 hours LE designated Social Science courses 6
- - At least 6 hours LE designated Arts & Humanities courses 6
- - At least 3 hours LE designated Natural & Physical Science (except computer science) courses 3
LE 300 Seminar in Integrative & Interdisciplinary Thinking 3
Total Hours 37