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.
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.
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.
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.