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The Social Work baccalaureate program was designed to prepare students who desire a career in human services as a generalist social worker. The program is offered at the North Central campus within the College of Liberal Arts and Department of Social Sciences of Purdue University at West Lafayette.
Each student will follow an appropriate course of study approved by an advisor in conjunction with the professional social work faculty. The program will include a foundation of liberal arts and social science specifically designed to prepare students for professional social work education. The electives enable the student to pursue areas of personal interest.
In addition, the liberal studies program is designed to permit the individual who has earned credits at other colleges, or in other programs, or who has earned an associate degree, to incorporate previously earned credits into a baccalaureate program which can be completed at Purdue University North Central.
Core Requirements (45 credits)
6 English Composition
3 Speech Communication
6 Natural Science
9 Western Heritage/Social Ethics/Individual & Society
3 United States Tradition
3 Other Cultures/Global Awareness
3 Aesthetic Awareness
3 Race/Ethnic Diversity
3 Gender Issues
Other Requirements (81 credits)
12 credits may be in either Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish or ASL at the fourth level)
6 credits in Introduction to Psychology and Sociology
Social Work Curriculum
A minimum of 54 credits is required taken beyond the core in the social work program. The Social work course of study includes:
Other Requirements and Limitations