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Prerequisite Course Work Information - Liberal Arts and MSW Prerequisites California State University, Chico, School of Social Work Applications are accepted October 1, 2015 to January 5, 2016 The MSW Online Application must be submitted online by January 5, 2016

This document lists the MSW Program Prerequisites Course Categories. In the MSW Online Application, applicants will list each course perquisite title, year and semester attended, indicate college/institution, units earned, and list if this course has been completed or is in progress. This document is a tool for applicants applying through the Online MSW Application.

MSW Program Prerequisites

These three prerequisites require a C or higher grade, and may also be used to meet the Liberal Arts requirements below.

Course Category Units Course Examples

Statistics 3 Basic Statistics Human Biology 3 Human Biology that includes Human Body content. These may be courses in:

Anatomy, Human Biology, Physiology, Genetics, Sexuality, Physical Pathologies,

Nutrition, or Health Ethnic Diversity or Multi-Cultural Studies

Course Category

Quantitative Reasoning 3 Ethnic Diversity or Multi-Cultural content through Multicultural and Gender

Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano Studies, American Indian Studies, Religious Studies, Geological & Environmental Sciences, Geography, History, Literature, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science.

Liberal Arts Prerequisites

Courses may be counted more than once where applicable.

Units Course Examples

3 Quantitative Reasoning includes mathematical concepts, quantitative reasoning and application. (Computer Science with significant mathematical component, Mathematics, Statistics) Written & Oral Communication Reasoning Humanities Natural Science Behavioral & Social Sciences Personal Development & Lifelong Learning 6 3 6 3 9 3 Written & Oral Communication: Ability to communicate knowledge, attitudes and ways of thinking characteristic of a broadly educated person. (Communication, Debate, English Composition, Journalism, Linguistics, Speech, Teaching, Theater) Reasoning: Understanding relationship of language to logic; ability to analyze, critique and advocate ideas; distinguishing fact from judgment; formal and informal fallacies of language and thought. (Critical Thinking, Epistemology, Ethics, Logic, Philosophy, English, Psychology, Sociology, Religious Studies) Humanities: Cultivation of intellect, sensitivity, imagination, objective & subjective response to experience; creative experience; refinement of affective, cognitive & physical faculties. (Art, Dance, Ethnic Studies, History, Literature, Language, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Women’s Studies) Natural Science: Understanding scientific methodologies and their limitations.

(Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies,

Geography, Geology, Health Sciences, Physics, Physical Anthropology) Behavioral and Social Sciences: (Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economics,

Geography, History, Human Management, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology,

Special Education, Teaching, Women’s Studies) Personal Development & Lifelong Learning: Understanding of self as integrated persons; human behavior; sexuality, nutrition, health, stress, death & dying; relationships of humans and environments. (Anthropology, Child Development,

Communication Studies, Ethnic Studies, Psychology, Recreation, Social Work,

Sociology, Women’s Studies)

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