After the interview, students are notified in writing of their acceptance status in the Social Work program. There are two levels of acceptance:
- Full Acceptance: student has met the above requirements and is accepted into the Social Work program in good standing.
- Conditional Acceptance: student has not met at least one of the admission requirements stated above and is accepted into the program on conditional status. The student and faculty then develop a plan of correction addressing the unmet areas and the student has the semester immediately following the admission interview to address the unmet admission requirement(s). If, at the end of the semester, the admission requirements are not satisfied, the student must completely reapply to the Social Work program.
Admission to Field Education
Students wishing to enter field education must meet the following requirements:
- Complete all prerequisites for Field Education I (Social Work 412) as listed in the university catalog.
- Achieve a 2.00 overall grade point average.
- Satisfactorily complete all incomplete grades.
- Submit a completed Field Education Application to the field education coordinator which includes a recent transcript, current resumé, and peer evaluation form.
- Participate in the annual Field Fair.
Expenses and Transportation
In addition to regular education costs, social work students must meet the following expenses: liability and insurance for field education, and others as required. Since field experiences in social work are obtained in a variety of health care and social service settings in local and remote areas, students are individually responsible for transportation to these sites.
The nature of the social work profession requires the following program continuation standards:
- To progress in
the social work program,students are required to:
- Achieve grade of C or higher in all Social Work courses;
- Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00;
- Maintain a Social Work major grade point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all Social Work courses.
- To enroll in 300-level and 400-level Social Work courses, a student must be a Social Work major formally accepted into the program and in good standing.
2889 - Social Work (B.S.W.)
- General Education: (see pages 69-72 for list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition (6 hours)
- Mathematics: One approved mathematics course (3 hours)
- Statistics: One approved statistics course (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: Biology 121* and one additional approved natural science course (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: One approved fine arts course and one approved humanities course selected from English 133, 219, 313; History 203; Religion 236 (6 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Anthropology 208* OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Psychology 101* and Sociology 151* (6 hours)
Major and Related Courses
- Anthropology 208# OR Economics 101; Biology 121#; Psychology 101#; Political Science 101; Sociology 151#; one approved statistics course; one course selected from English 133, 219, 313; History 203; Religion 236, Sociology 305
- Social Work 110, 201, 207, 306, 307, 308, 312, 333, 342, 376, 407, 408, 410, 412, 413, 417, 441, 442, 476, 490