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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 ARCHIVED CATALOG

Social Work, B.A.

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Admission to the Social Work Major

Students who wish to major in Social Work must complete the following application process also found in the Social Work Student Handbook, located on the Social Work Program website. Declaring Social Work as a major does not guarantee admission to the Social Work Program. Students must meet the following requirements to be granted admission to the program:

  • Attain a minimum overall 2.3 grade point average in the major
  • Complete SOWK 240  or SOWK 241 - Introduction to Social Work , with a minimum of C+ grade
  • Complete and submit the Social Work Program Application on the designated Moodle website
  • Complete the Declaration of Major form with social work faculty signature
  • Consult with a full-time social work faculty member and be approved by social work faculty
  • Adhere to the principles of the NASW Code of Ethics (2008) and the UN Declaration of Human Rights
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in each course required in the social work major, including required courses in sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

Admission to Field Education

The Practicum of Field Placement is the heart of the Social Work Program. It is the “signature pedagogy” of the social work curriculum. Students complete a minimum of 425 hours of field placement in an approved setting that provides generalist social work practice experiences. Students who are admitted into the Social Work major are not guaranteed admission into field education. The Director of Field Education admits students into the Practicum sequence (SOWK 412 -SOWK 414 ) who have met the following requirements:

The Director of Field Education provides selected field sites to each student and approves the final field site. Please note: information about field placement is located in the Social Work Field Manual on the Social Work Program website in the College Catalog.

The Social Work Program does not grant course credit for life experience or previous work experience.

Students applying to re-enter the Social Work Program must be accepted within a 5-year time frame after leaving the program.


Students may begin taking the professional foundation courses required for the major in their sophomore year. Before starting foundation courses students are required to take PSYC 100 - Introductory Psychology  and one of the following SOC 200 level courses: SOC 240 -SOC 245 . Students will also complete one of the following courses: ANTH 210  or another related Anthropology course (ANTH 211 -ANTH 214 ). A total of 43 credits of Social Work and related course work is required, including:

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