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The Bachelor of Science in Social Work
Admission and Program Requirements

The student is formally admitted into the program upon meeting the following requirements:

· Upon completion of 45 hours of college credit, submit a completed application packet* to the Program Director.

· Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and values of the social work profession by earning a grade of “C or better in SW 131: Introduction to Social Work.

· Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal qualities, aptitude, and temperament by earning a satisfactory rating in the field experience component of the Introduction to Social Work course..

· Demonstrate general academic proficiency by earning a GPA of 2.3 or better, computed overall.

· Demonstrate an aptitude for social work knowledge by earning a grade of “C” or better in all Social Work courses undertaken.

· Demonstrate proficiency in effective writing skills with a grade of “C” or better in English 101 and 102.

*(Students may obtain the application packet from their Social Work faculty advisor or from the Departmental Office, Room 928, Wallace Hall.)

The Curriculum.

Our course* of study includes the following requirements:

· 48 hours of required social work courses

· 16 hours of courses serving as foundation to social work studies.

· 9 hours of special topics studies related to social work

· 51 hours of general education studies.

· 20 field hours completed in SWK 131 (Intro.)

· 480 field hours completed over 2 semesters in SWK 404 and 406

A total of 120 hours is required for graduation with an overall GPA of not less than 2.3.

(* For more information refer to the West Virginia State University College Catalog or contact the Social Work department office.)

Admission Criteria


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