Admission Requirements


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Admission Requirements

Social Work Program

All students who plan to earn the BSW degree must officially select Social Work as their major, complete the Declaration of Major Form, and meet the following Admission Requirements:

  •  Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (faculty member, clergy, counselor or other professionals in the human services field);
  •  A cumulative GPA of 2.50
  •  A "C" grade or higher is required in GE 102, 103, and SOWK 205;
  •  Completion of ENGL 102, and 103, BIOL 100 or BIO 207, SOC 201, PSY 212, and SOWK 205.
  •  The Social Work Program courses are sequenced. The students are only admitted during the fall semester of each academic year;
  •  Transfer students may submit application on February 15th or June 30th;
  •  Return the completed application along with all supporting documents by February 15th;
  • Apply for admission before the end of the sophomore year;
  •  Agree to abide by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics; and
  • Approved Personal Statement that addresses the questions developed by the Social Work Program Admissions Committee.

 Additional Requirements and Policies

All students must complete SOWK 205, 210, 220, 247, 250 and 260 with a "C" grade or higher prior to entrance into Professional Social Work courses. A student may be dismissed from the Social Work Program due to the following:

  • Cumulative GPA less than 2.50;
  •  Grades less than "C" in the Pre-Professional and Professional Social Work courses;
  •  Unethical behavior (e.g., cheating, plagiarism, behaviors breaching the NASW Code of Ethics);
  •  Transfer students (including those who have already achieved junior status) and other students who change their major to Social Work must also go through the application process and be officially admitted into the Social Work Program;
  •  There is no guarantee that courses transferred from other degree programs or institutions of higher learning will substitute for required social work courses. Social Work Practice courses from other institutions cannot be transferred.
  •  The BSW Program does not grant Social Work course credit for life experience or previous work experience