Columbus State Community College

Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) Degree

Sample Four-Year (2+2) Graduation Plan

Freshman Year (CSCC)
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 1100 Composition 1 3 ENGL 2367 Composition II 3
SOC 1101 Intro to Sociology 3 STAT 1450 Practice of Statistics 4
PSY 1100 Intro to Psychology 3 SOC 2380 American Race & Ethnic Relations 3
MATH 1116 Math for Liberal Arts 3 BIO 1107 Human Biology 4
Visual/Performing Arts* 3 SAHS 1111 Intro to Mental Health (FSW 201) 3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
Total: 16 Total: 17

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Sophomore Year (CSCC)
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Physical Science* 3 SAHS 2251 Social Welfare (FSW 206) 3
Literature/Cultures and Ideas* 3 HIST 1182 World Civ. Since 1800 3
HIST 1181 World Civ. to 1800 3 PSY 2340 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 2325, 2331, or 2530 (choose one) (Major Required Related Hours) 3 AA Elective 3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3 AA Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15

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Junior year (Miami)
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
FSW 312 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 FSW 309 Social Welfare Policy II 3
FSW 295 Research and Evaluation Methods 3 FSW 406 Social Work Practice II 3
FSW 306 Social Work Practice I 4 Major Required Related Hours** 3
FSW 261 Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle 3 Major Required Related Hours** 3
Miami Plan Advanced Writing Course 3 Elective 3
Total: 17 Total: 15

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Senior Year (Miami)
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
FSW Senior Field Experience I 6 FSW 414 Senior Field Experience II 6
FSW Senior Seminar in Social Work I 2 FSW 413 Senior Seminar in Social Work II 2
Major Required Related Hours** 3 Miami Plan Capstone 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 17 Total: 18

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CSCC General Education Requirements: Students should choose the General Education courses for the AA degree in consultation with their academic and faculty advisors. If a course is not indicated above, please consult the lists below.

Suggested Courses Noted with a "*" In the Plan

Visual/Performing Arts (3 hrs)

  • HART 1201 History of Art I
  • HART 1202 History of Art II
  • MUS 1251 Survey of Music History
  • THEA 1100 Introduction to Theatre

Literature/Cultures and Ideas (3 hrs)

  • CLAS 1222 Classical Mythology
  • CLAS 1224 Classical Civilization: Greece
  • CLAS 1225 Classical Civilization: Rome
  • ENGL 2201 British Literature I
  • ENGL 2202 British Literature II
  • ENGL 2220 Intro to Shakespeare
  • ENGL 2260 Intro to Poetry
  • ENGL 2261 Intro to Fiction
  • ENGL 2290 U.S. Literature I
  • ENGL 2291 U.S. Literature II
  • PHIL 1101 Intro to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1130 Ethics

Physical Science

  • CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I (5)
  • GEOG 1900 Intro to Weather and Climate (4)
  • GEOG 2300 Physical Geography (3)
  • GEOL 1101 Intro to Earth Science (4)
  • GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks (3)
  • GEOL 1121 Physical Geology (4)
  • GEOL 1151 Geology of National Parks (3)
  • PHYS 1103 World of Energy (3)
  • PHYS 1200 Algebra-based Physics I (5)
  • PHYS 1250 Calculus-based Physics (5)

**Major Required Related Hours Courses

  • FSW 245 Children and Families (3)
  • FSW 466 Family Later in Life (3)
  • FSW 475 Family Theories (3)
  • FSW 481 Adolescent Development (3)
  • PSY 221 Social Psychology (3) (CSCC: PSY 2325)
  • PSY 241 Personality (3) (CSCC: PSY 2530)
  • PSY 242 Abnormal Psychology (3) (CSCC: PSY 2331)
  • PSY 324 Advanced Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 326 Psychology of Women (3)
  • PSY 345 Child Psychopathology & Developmental Disabilities (3)

Notes About the Social Work Major at Miami University

  • All students must complete an Advanced Writing course at Miami University to satisfy the Advanced Writing requirement for the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education (Miami's general education plan).
  • Completion of the associate of Arts Degree as written on this plan at Columbus State completes the Ohio Transfer Module and satisfies the Global Miami Plan Foundation I-V courses, Historical and Cultural Courses, and the Thematic Sequence.
  • All students will complete a Capstone course in their major or related area.
  • Incoming transfer students may apply to the Social Work (BSW) program at any time with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students must meet with a Miami academic advisor regarding the program and attend an orientation session on the Oxford campus at the start of the fall or spring terms.
  • All students, regardless of year of entry, are held to the Social Work retention policy.

All information is subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for tracking their degree progress using their degree audit (DARS) and are encouraged to work with Columbus State and Miami University academic advisors for their degree planning.