Dec 05, 2023
Recommended Courses That Meet General Education Core Requirements
The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs strongly recommends that students address their General Education Core curriculum requirements through our college. The following classes offered in our college meet graduation requirements.
Life and Physical Science
Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to join a themed Learning Community (LC) during their first-year at UNLV. A Learning Community is a cohort of students who take coursework together and benefit from the following outcomes: greater course satisfaction, increased interaction between faculty and students, increased understanding of the connections between disciplines, better connections with peers, improved student engagement and involvement on campus, increased satisfaction with the college experience.
English Composition - Total Credits: 6
English Literature - Total Credits: 3
Constitutions - Total Credits: 4-6
Mathematics - Total Credits: 3
Distribution Requirement Social Science
Multicultural and International
(see notes below)
Degree Requirements: Social Work Major Requirements - Total Credits: 45
Additional Requirements - Total Credits: 9
Prefer ECON 180 but will accept:
Social Work Electives - Total Credits: 6
Electives - Total Credits: 8
Multicultural Requirement - Total Credits: 3
(may be used to simultaneously meet major requirements or other core requirements in Fine Arts, Humanities, or SW ETS)
International Requirement - Total Credits: 3
(may be used to simultaneously meet major requirements or other core requirements in Fine Arts, or SW, ETS Humanities)
Electives - Total Credits: 10
- In satisfying the University General Education Core requirements, all social work majors must take:
Social sciences: SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology, PSY 101 - General Psychology, ANTH 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Mathematics: MATH 124 - College Algebra, Sciences: BIOL 100 - General Biology for Non-Majors,
and Humanities: COM 101 - Oral Communication
- Every student must complete a three-credit Multicultural course and a three-credit International course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the Multicultural and International requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the Multicultural and the International requirements. (See class schedule UNLV Webpage, and B.S.W. Student Handbooks).
- In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) accreditation standards, academic credit for life experience and previous work experience is not given.