MATH 1301 or HIGHER
LIFE & PHYSICAL SCIENCE
UNIV-SW 1131 or SUT 1231/3300
CORE: LANG, PHIL, & CULT
LIFE & PHYSICAL SCIENCE
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS
Familiarize yourself with your sequential degree plan.
Attend UTA Freshman or Transfer Orientation.
Complete your BSSUT-lntended courses: SOCW 3305,
3307, 3315, SUT 3300/1231, and Math 1308.
Elevate your learning by applying for the
Apply for Scholarships.
Attend BSSUT orientation.
Beginning the Journey
Trailblazing the Path
Be Bold. Be Ambitious. Set Yourself Apart.
Apply for a field placement in the semester prior to beginning field.
Take on a leadership role in a student organization such as African American Social Workers Student Alliance.
Attend the Career Fair to explore post-graduation career opportunities.
Need support for your own SUD issues? Center for Students in Recovery is available to help!
* Please meet with an advisor and fill out the required forms to officially transition into your major
Global Mavericks Program
Language Exchange Program
Learn about health disparities and create positive change by joining Health with Hearts.
Consider taking a foreign language course as an optional general elective.
Visit the Office of International Education to learn about study abroad and global engagement opportunities.
Meet your Undergraduate Student Leader and reach out to them with questions.
Meet with the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center to update your resume.
Complete your Field Placement (internship).
Identify a faculty or staff mentor you can stay in touch with after graduation.
Look into preparing to take the LCDCi Exam
Join professional social work organizations such as TAAP or NAADAC
Transition from BSW intended to BSW major*.
Take courses to complete a minor, such as Diversity Studies or Social Justice & Social Welfare minor.
Use your general electives to explore a variety of populations and social issues that may intersect with substance use disorder treatment, such as SOCW 4314 Intimate Partner Violence, SOCW 4371 Inequities & Incarceration, or SOCW 4335 Aging in American Society
Learn about a fast-growing field and volunteer with older adults with the student Gerontology Organization.
Leave a legacy and improve the BSW student experience by joining the Social Work Council.
Attend speaker series, career panel, and special events.
Gain leadership skills as an Undergraduate
Broaden your horizons by attending a Students for Global Change meeting or studying abroad in Belize through SOCW 4350.
Complete most or all of your course work before entering field placement (internship).
Consider applying to the UTA MSW Program; maintain a 2.5 GPA to graduate and a 3.00 GPA to enter MSW with advance standing status.
Apply to graduate using MyMav.
Register for Commencement ceremony.
Meet with the Writing Center to get feedback and help with your papers.
Make a self-care plan and stick with it.
Connect personal and professional values with a student organization such as Spirituality & Social Work.
Meet with academic advisor to discuss career options within the field of substance use disorder assessment and treatment.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Alternative Break Trips
Service Learning Courses
Service Learning Showcase
Speak with the Office of Undergraduate Research or talk to a professor about research opportunities.
Contact the Center for Service Learning for experiential opportunities and enroll in a SOCW course that offers service learning.
Practice self-care by joining a Wounded
All Majors Job Fair
Federal Work Study
Apply Classroom Knowledge Outside
Prepare for Graduate School
Set Yourself Apart From Your Peers
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities.
Engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career
Meet with a career consultant.
Network with employers.
Apply for on-campus employment.
Join Handshake, our career services platform.
Participate in career development programs.
In addition, students must complete a field placement with 480 hours of supervised practice experience at an approved partner agency.
Most students pursue LCDCi licensure upon graduation; however, this is not required within the major.
Resource gathering and referral
Treatment and Relapse Prevention
Educating clients, family and community
Ethics and professionalism
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
Substance Use Education
Drug Intervention Specialist Officer
Mental Health Therapist*
**Requires graduate level education and professional licensure
What career options do I have with this major?
Communication: Develop and articulate ideas clearly and effectively across all mediums, including but not limited to written, oral, and digital communication.
Global Citizenship: Demonstrate inclusiveness, respect, and the ability to learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.
Teamwork/Collaboration: Work within a team and foster collaborative relationships with peers and supervisors. Use interpersonal skills to demonstrate respect and dignity for others while working toward a common goal.
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