Students who choose to major in social work must complete the required sequence of courses in social work. They must also meet with the department chair as early as possible to discuss their academic and career plans.
The following criteria have been established for admission to the social work major:
Prospective majors complete an initial interview with the chair of the Social Work Department.
If the major appears to be a match for student's interest, then he/she completes a formal application to the major.
The Application consists of:
A brief personal statement (outline provided by the department)
A personal reference (form provided by the department)
Demographics form (provided by the department)
A minimum GPA of 2.3 is required.
Although students may complete some courses in the major prior to official acceptance, formal admission is determined by departmental faculty review. Notification of the outcome of this review is made via email. Provisional admission for one term may be offered to students not meeting all formal requirements.
All of the required courses in social work must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In order to continue in the major, students who fail to earn a grade of "C" or better must repeat the course in which they earned an unsatisfactory grade.
Many of the required core courses (and courses in related disciplines) function as prerequisites for courses in the major. Students should meet with a member of the department as soon as they have decided to consider majoring in social work in order to insure that prerequisites are completed in a timely fashion.