Jan 21, 2021
60-61 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours
Departmental Requirements (45 hours)
Completion with C or better grade
Nondepartmental Requirements (15-16 hours)
Completion with C or better.
- POLS 100 - American Government (C) [SGR #3, HSDC]
- PSYC 101 - General Psychology (C) [SGR #3, HSDC]
- SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (C) [SGR #3, HSDC]
- SOC 150 - Social Problems (C) [SGR #3, HSDC]
Select one of the following (3-4 cr.):
Options satisfy SGR 6 and satisfy non-departmental requirements:
- BIOL 103 - Biology Survey II (C) [SGR #6, HSDC]
- BIOL 103L - Biology Survey II Laboratory (C) [SGR #6, HSDC]
- BIOL 153 - General Biology II (C) [SGR #6, HSDC]
- BIOL 153L - General Biology II Lab (C) [SGR #6, HSDC]
- BIOL 104 - Foundations of Biology for Educators [SGR #6, HSDC]
- BIOL 104L - Foundations of Biology for Educators Lab [SGR #6, HSDC]
- BIOL 151 - General Biology I (C) [SGR #6, HSDC]
- BIOL 151L - General Biology I Lab (C) [SGR #6, HSDC]
Additional options that do not satisfy SGR 6, but do satisfy non-departmental requirements:
- BIOL 105 - Human Biology (C)
- MICR 230 - Basic Microbiology (MICR 232 Basic Microbiology Lab is not required)
- ANAT 142 - Anatomy (C)
- HSC 280 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology [SGR #6]
- HSC 280L - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab [SGR #6]
Select one of the following courses for 3 credit hours:
- A&S 140 - Introduction to Multicultural Studies
- ADS 412 - Substance Use and Addiction in Diverse Populations
- REL 250 - World Religions (C) [SGR #4, HSDC]
- PHIL 220 - Introduction to Ethics (C) [SGR #4, HSDC]
Optional Specialization: Child Welfare (9 hours)
Social Work majors are required to complete a Minor in a discipline of their choosing. Associate Degree accepted as substitution for minor.
Students are encouraged to pursue a minor or double major in Addiction Studies if appropriate to their career plans.
- Students may double count up to 12 hours for their Certificate, Specialization, Minor, or Double Major.
- Minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken from USD
- Maximum of 90 transfer credit hours may be applied to the degree
Four-Year Program Guides and Costs
USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.