Requirements for the major in social work, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program
Admission to the Bachelor of Social Work degree program is based on the following criteria: a minimum overall GPA of 2.80 and completion of all program prerequisite courses: SOC 1000 , PSY 1000 , PS 1100 , BIO 1002 / BIO 1200 , with a grade of (C) or higher; completion of SW 2301 with a grade of (B) or higher; experience in the human services field (employment or volunteer work including work completed for SW 2301 ); two letters of reference and a personal written statement from students.
To earn a major in social work, students must complete a pre-core set of courses and a minimum of 48 credits in the core social work curriculum. To remain in good academic standing while in the program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the combined major courses: SOC 2010 , SOC 2020 , SW 3101 , SW 3201 , SW 3302 / SOC 3220 , SW 3203 , SW 3102 , SW 4103 , SW 4203 , SW 4970 , SW 4971 , as well as an overall GPA of 2.80.
In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).
As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.