Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a pre-social work major and a social work major? A pre-social work major is a student who is completing the required pre-requisite courses for the BSW degree (usually freshman and sophomore students). Once the pre-requisite courses are completed, pre-social work majors are eligible to apply for formal admission to the social work program. Once a student is formally admitted to the program, their major code is changed to SOCW.
What’s the process to apply to the social work program?
You can find more information on how to apply to the Social Work Program with this link: Application Information
What does a social worker do?
A social worker is involved in creating change to better people's lives. This can be done by working with individuals, families, with groups, working in the community or being involved in creating new programs and/or changing social policy.
Who will help me develop a plan to complete my BSW degree?
Each pre-social work and and social work major are assigned an academic advisor who is a full-time faculty member in the department. We meet with students each semester to create a program plan and are always available to meet with students who have questions or concerns.
When can I apply to the program
The deadline for submitting the completed application packet for consideration for admission is mid-February for the next upcoming fall semester cohort.
When can I enter the Social Work Program?
Students usually apply in the second semester of the sophomore year and must have completed all pre-requisites.