Social Work General Education Requirements
The following courses are required for admission into the social work program. St. Augustine College is happy to accept transfer credits from accredited colleges or universities participating in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

Course Code IAI Codes (For Transfer Students) General Education Requirements (48) Credit Hours
ENG 160 C1 900 Composition I 4
ENG 162 C2 901 Composition II 4
ENG 165 C2 900 Speech 4
MAT 225 M1 902 (stats) Mathematics 4
BIO 102 L1 or L (Life Science) Human Biology 4
CHM 115 or PHY 103 P1 or P (Physical Sciences) Chemistry or PHY – Earth Science 4
HUM 204 or HUM 205 F (Fine Art) Fine Art 4
PHI 200 or PHI 220 H (Humanities) Humanities 4
SPA 222 H (Humanities) Hispanic-American Experience through Literature 4
HIS 105, or HIS 104, or PSC 103 S2 History or American Government and Politics 4
PSY 101 S6 900 General Psychology 4
SOC 101 S7 900 Intro. to Sociology 4
Course Code BSW Required Courses (48) Students must pass the following courses with a grade of C or above Credit Hours
SWK 200 Introduction to Social Work 4
SWK 305 Values and Ethics of Social Work 4
SWK 315 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: I 4
SWK 319 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: II 4
SWK 335 Social Justice and Social Action 4
SWK 345 Multicultural Social Work Practice 4
SWK 355 Research and Practice Evaluation 4
SWK 410 Social Work Practice I 4
SWK 420 Social Work Practice II 4
SWK 470 Integrative Seminar 4
SWK 450 Field Placement I 4
SWK 460 Field Placement II 4
*Students may transfer to SAC Social Work core courses only if they were taken at a CSWE accredited Bachelor of Social Work program. 

Electives: 32 credit hours

Accepted electives are any 100 level or above college course. However, students are encouraged to take elective courses that will complement social work course work. Complimentary courses offered at SAC include addiction studies, political science, criminal justice, psychology, early childhood education, sociology, and business. Courses taken as prerequisites for required GEN ED courses are not considered electives (for example- MAT 112, Algebra).

Field Instruction (concurrent with SWK 470)

As part of the social work program, students complete a social work internship, which is also called field instruction. During the internship, students receive hands-on experience in a social service agency while under the supervision of a social worker. The goal of the internship is to provide students with the opportunity to practice the social work content taught in class while receiving constructive feedback from their social work field instructor. Students are also enrolled in a seminar class while in internship to receive additional support. The internship is a total of 420 hours, which can be completed in one or two semesters.

SWK 450 Field Placement I

SWK 460 Field Placement II

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above at the time of graduation
  • Residency requirement- 30 credit hours must be completed at SAC
  • Graduation application on file in Registrar’s office
  • Complete a Social Work Exit Interview