BSW Upper Division Progression

Students must apply for Upper Division BSW admission through the School of Social Work. Once accepted and admitted as an Upper Division student, students will matriculate through a rigorous academic course of study. Please see BSW Admissions to learn more about the admission process. Students accepted into the program, must adhere to the following social work degree requirements:

Grade Point Average

Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.25 in the social work major. Failure to maintain minimum GPA requirements will result in dismissal from the major.

Course Grades

Students must receive a grade of C or better in every Upper Division SOWK course and a grade of P in every field practicum course. Students who receive two grades of D or F during matriculation in Upper Division will be dismissed from the major.

Course Repeat

Students who earn a grade of D or F are permitted one course repeat (i.e., students may pursue a course repeat on one occasion only during matriculation in Upper Division). Students who repeat a course and achieve a grade of C or higher may continue to progress in Upper Division. Students who receive a grade of D or F for a course repeat will be dismissed from the major.

Field Repeat

Students are permitted to apply to repeat a field practicum course only once. The Field Committee will review the student’s application to repeat field, as well as their overall performance in the Program, and then render a decision as to whether the student will be permitted to repeat the field practicum course. Field Committee denial decisions for repeating a field practicum course will result in a student’s dismissal from the major. In addition, a student who is permitted to repeat a field practicum course and does not achieve a grade of P will be dismissed from the major.