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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, B.S.W.

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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 2.0 or higher; completion of SW 2301  with a grade of 3.0 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 of 28 credits 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 following 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.

Pre-core - 28 credits

Core - 48 credits


BIO 1002 , BIO 1200 , PSY 1000  and PS 1100  may be used to fulfill general education requirements.
Either SOC 3610  or WGS 1000  may be used to fulfill the university’s U.S. diversity requirement and the social work diversity requirement.

Students using this catalog to meet social work requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying the sociology or criminal justice elective or the diversity elective and published in a later catalog.

Additional Information

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.

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