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International Track For Undergraduates

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If you have a passion to study abroad, understand diverse cultures, explore global social problems and social welfare issues, this elective track might be for you. In addition to the required social work major courses, you will take a set of carefully planned general education courses and social work electives, complete a field placement in a social service agency that serves diverse international populations, and study abroad with social work faculty.

The International Track will globalize your world view and prepare you to work in an increasingly diverse and international workplace, as well as develop or improve second language skills.


The Bachelor of Science in Social Work International Track is comprised of a minimum of 121 credit hours: 

  • General Education Courses = 49
  • Social Work Major Courses = 35
  • Field Placement w/ International Focus = 10
  • Foreign Language Study = 12 (through the third language course—1103 or equivalent)
  • Social Work 5004: International Social Work = 3
  • Education Abroad = 3*
    *or an Open Options GE course w/ international focus
  • International electives = 6

Electives include such options as: 

  • Social Work 3597: Adolescent Parenthood & Sexuality: International Perspective
  • Social Work 4193: Individual Studies
  • Social Work 4999/4999H: Thesis Research
  • Social Work 5002: AIDS: Facts & Issues
  • Social Work 5005: Human Trafficking: Domestic & Global Perspectives
  • Social Work 5019: International Community Development
  • Social Work 5022: Social Work Interventions with Latinos

Click here for the International Track planning sheet (PDF COMING SOON)

For more information, contact Andrea Severson ( or Stacy Song (