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  • Sociology and Social Work Dual Degree

    This program allows an undergraduate student to attend the University of West Alabama for approximately three years and then transfer to the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. In order for a student to become a Dual-Degree candidate at the University of Alabama, he or she must have a recommendation from the Dual-Degree coordinator at the University of West Alabama, have a minimum of a 2.25 GPA overall and a 2.5 GPA in Social Work classes in the required work at UWA, and satisfy the admission requirements of the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. After completing the academic requirements of the two cooperating institutions, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of West Alabama and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Alabama.

    Sociology - Social Work Dual Degree Student Handbook

    University of West Alabama Requirements: 89 hours

    I. University Experience: 2 hours

    UWA 101 . Freshman Seminar (2)

      
    II. Written Composition: 6 hours
    Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    EH 101 . Written English I (3)
    EH 102 . Written English II (3)
    OR
    EH 103 . Honors English I (3)
    EH 104 . Honors English II (3)

      
    III. Literature: 6 hours
    Six semester hours from the following sequences:

    EH 221 . British Literature I (3)
    EH 222 . British Literature II (3)
    OR
    EH 231 . American Literature I (3)
    EH 232 . American Literature II (3)
    OR
    EH 213 . Honors Literature I (3)
    EH 214 . Honors Literature II (3)
      
    VI. Speech: 3 hours

    SH 100 . Principles of Public Speaking (3)

      
    V. Fine Arts: 6 hours
    Six semester hours from the following courses: 

    AT 100 . Introduction to Art (3)
    MU 100 . Introduction to Music (3)
    TH 100 . Introduction to Theatre (3)

      

    VI. Biology: 8 hours
    Eight semester hours from the following courses:

    BY 101 . Principles of Biology (4)
    OR
    BY 103 . Honors Biology (4)
    AND
    BY 212 . General Botany (4)
    OR
    BY 222 . General Zoology (4)

      
    VII. Natural Sciences: 4 hours
    Four semester hours from the following courses:
    CH 101 . Introductory General Chemistry (4)
    EN 100 . Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    ES 100 . Introduction to Geology (4)
    PH 100 . Survey of Physics (4)
      
    VIII. Mathematics: 3 hours

    MH 113 . Precalculus Algebra (3)

      
    IX. History: 6 hours

    HY 101 . History of Western Civilization I (3)
    HY 102 . History of Western Civilization II (3)
    OR
    HY 103 . Honors Western Civilization (3)
    HY 104 . Honors Western Civilization II (3)

      
    X. Social Science: 6 hours
    Six semester hours from the following courses:

    AN 100 . Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    EC 201 . Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    EC 202 . Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    GY 100 . Introduction to Geography (3)
    PS 110 . American Government (3)

      
    XI. Psychology: 9 hours

    PY 100 . General Psychology (3)
    PY 320 . Abnormal Psychology (3)
    PY 330 . Social Psychology (3)

      
    XII. Sociology: 18 hours

    SY 100 . Principles of Sociology (3)
    SY 200 . Foundations of Sociological Inquiry (3)
    SY 370 . Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
    SY 450 . Modern Sociological Theory (3)
    Approved electives from the SY 300-400 series (6)

      
    XIII. Social Work: 12 hours

    SW 100 . Introduction to Social Work (3)
    SW 200 . History of Social Welfare (3)
    SW 320 . Cultural Diversity and Social Justice (3)
    Approved electives from the SW 300 level (3)