Pre-Social Work Major
Students enter the BSW program by declaring themselves as pre-social work majors and begin progress toward a degree by enrolling in General Education Requirement, support, and pre-social work courses. These courses are typically completed in the freshman and sophomore years.
Pre-social work courses include the following:
ENGL 1550 CMST 1545 POL 1560 SCWK 2641 SCWK 2600 REL 2601
ENGL 1551 PSYC 1560 SCWK 1510 SCWK 2642 PHIL 2625
SOC 1500 ANTH 1500 SCWK 2622 SCWK 2644 PHIL 2630
Students may also select GER math, science, and art and literature courses as they complete pre-social work requirements.
Social Work Major
Neither admission to the University nor enrollment in social work courses as a pre-social work major guarantees full admission to the social work program. Full admission to the program is required to become a social work major and to gain access to upper-division social work classes. Pre social work majors who are not formally admitted to the social work program will be unable to obtain a permit to register for Social Work 3736 and subsequent social work courses for which Social Work 3736 is a prerequisite. To be admitted to the program as a social work major, pre-social work majors must meet the following requirements:
1. An overall GPA of 2.5 or better;
2. Successful completion (C or better) of pre-social work courses (listed above):
3. Students must also complete and return the Social Work Program Admission Application. This form can be obtained by clicking the link below or through the Department of Social Work, Cushwa Hall 3030A. The completed application must be returned to the Department of Social Work before the fourth week of the semester preceding the term for which admission is requested. Students must also sign the intent to enter the program form located in the Department of Social Work before the fourth week of the semester preceding the term for which admission is requested. In addition to reviewing the completed application, the admissions committee will evaluate qualitative concerns by conducting an admissions interview.
For more information, please see the curriculum sheet.