University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Social Work for the Bachelor of Arts Degree             

Required Courses
Liberal Arts
ANTH-212Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
BIO-100Introduction To Biology3
PSYC-100Survey Of Psychology3
PSYC-110Life Span Development3
SOC-100Introduction To Sociology3
Social Work
SWK-200Introduction To Social Work3
SWK-207Social Welfare Policy I3
SWK-303Writing Intensive Program: Human Behavior And The Social Environment I3
SWK-304Social Work Practice I3
SWK-305Social Work Practice II3
SWK-306Human Behavior In The Social Environment II3
SWK-309Research And Quantitative Applications In Social Work3
SWK-310Research Seminar I3
SWK-311Research Seminar II3
SWK-353Field Seminar I3
SWK-354Field Seminar II3
SWK-355Field Practicum I3
SWK-356Field Practicum II3
SWK-357Social Welfare Policy II3
Electives in Social Work
Select one of the following Values and Knowledge electives:3
Community Analysis
Analysis Of Cross Culture Interaction
Human Sexuality And Social Work
Issues In Social Service Delivery
Social Work And The Law
Services To Children & Adolescents
Women And Social Work
Social Work Practice With Immigrants & Refugees
Social Work Advocacy
Domestic Violence Social Work:Theory And Practice
Select one of the following Skills electives:3
Writing Intensive Program:International Social Work
Social Work With Immigrants & Refugees
Social Work With Latino Communities
Social Work Practice With Families
Social Work With Groups
Administration And Planning In Social Work
Social Work Practice In Community Settings
Total Hours63

Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and no less than a C in all required courses for the social work major. Students planning to pursue the MSW need a 3.0 cumulative GPA and no less than a B in all social work courses. 

Students interested in the major in social work must schedule an appointment with a social work advisor by calling the social work office: (773) 442-4760

Students should seek advisement from a program advisor right away to assure compliance with prerequisites and required sequencing of courses.

Students need to complete all General Education and Liberal Arts requirements in order to move beyond SWK-200  SWK-207.

Social Work students are suggested to take MATH-112 or MATH-113 to meet math requirement.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
SOC-100Introduction To Sociology3
General Education-MATH3
General Education-Humanities3
General Education-Fine Arts3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ANTH-212Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
PSYC-100Survey Of Psychology3
General Education-Fine Arts3
General Education-Natural Science3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
SWK-200Introduction To Social Work3
BIO-100Introduction To Biology3
PSYC-110Life Span Development3
General Education-Humanities3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SWK-207Social Welfare Policy I3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
General Education-Humanites3
General Education-Natural Science3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
SWK-303Writing Intensive Program: Human Behavior And The Social Environment I3
SWK-304Social Work Practice I3
SWK-309Research And Quantitative Applications In Social Work3
SWK Elective3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SWK-305Social Work Practice II3
SWK-306Human Behavior In The Social Environment II3
SWK-357Social Welfare Policy II3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
SWK-310Research Seminar I3
SWK-355Field Practicum I3
SWK-353Field Seminar I3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SWK-311Research Seminar II3
SWK-354Field Seminar II3
SWK-356Field Practicum II3
Elective/Minor3
SWK Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120