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College of Health Professions and Social Work -  Academic Advising

College of Health Professions and Social Work - Academic Advising

Program Requirements for 2016-2017 Catalog Year

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The General Education Program Website is located at

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course, except three of the five common prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of B-.

    FGCU Course: POS 2041 American Nat’l Government (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: POSX041 or POSX042 or PUPX099

    FGCU Course: BSC 1005 Biological Science (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX005 or BSCX085 or BSCX010 or PCBX099

    FGCU Course: ECO 1000 Survey of Economics (3) or ECO 2013 Princ of Macro Economics (3) or ECO 2023 Princ of Micro Economics
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX000 or ECOX023 or ECOX013

    FGCU Course: PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYX012 or PSYX020

    FGCU Course: SYG 2000 Intro to Sociology (3) or SYG 2010 Social Problems (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: SYGX000 or SYGX010

  3. Required Core Courses (45 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course
    SOW 2031 Introduction to Social Work (3)
    SOW 3101 HBSE I (3)
    SOW 3102 HBSE II (3)
    SOW 3232 Social Policy (3)
    SOW 3300 Practice I (3)
    SOW 3322 Practice II: Groups (3)
    SOW 4060 BSW Field Education I (6)
    SOW 4061 BSW Field Education II (6)
    SOW 4332 Practice III (3)
    SOW 4401 Social Work Research (3)
    SOW 4521 BSW Field Seminar (3)
    SOW 4522 BSW Integrative Senior Seminar (3)
    STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)

  4. Electives in the Major (6 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course
    SOW 4194 Inter-relational Violence (3)
    SOW 4274 International Social Work (3)
    SOW 4601 Issues in Health/Mental Health (3)
    SOW 4643 Issues in Aging (3)
    SOW 4650 Child Abuse (3)
    SOW 4676 Loss and Bereavement (3)
    SOW 4677 Vulnerable Populations (3)
    SOW 4702 Chemical Dependency (3)
    SOW 4724 Child Welfare (3)
    SOW 4901 Independent Study (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all core social work coursework.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • At least 48 of the 120 credits must be in the upper division (3000 and higher).
  • At least 30 of the last 60 credits must be earned at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See