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BSW Application Steps

Application Steps for the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW)

FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN

  1. Apply to Newman University
  2. Meet with an admissions counselor and Social Work advisor
  3. Freshmen students interested in the BSW degree are admitted to Newman and begin courses primarily in General Education, the Newman Studies Program (NSP). At the end of sophomore year or early in the Junior year, students complete a formal application to the BSW Program.

FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

  1. Apply to Newman University
  2. Meet with Social Work advisor to develop plan of study
  3. Transfer students interested in the BSW degree are admitted as transfer students to Newman and courses will be evaluated to ensure completion of General Education and NSP courses as well as BSW Program prerequisite courses. It is at this time, students complete a formal application to the BSW Program.

Admission Criteria

 

Pre-Social Work Course Requirements - 17 credit hours including:

  • PSY 1013 Gen Psychology (3)
  • SOC 1003 Prin of Sociology (3)
  • BIOL 1001 Human Bio, Hlth, Environ Lab (1)
  • BIOL 1003 Human Bio, Hlth & Environment (3)
  • PSY 2003 Developmental Psychology (3)
  • GNST 2881 College Research Literacy (1)
  • SWK 1013 Intro to Social Work (3)

Admission to the BSW Program includes the completion pre-requisite coursework, submission of application forms, writing a personal values and interest statement, signing an ethics/behavior contract, as well as the submission of three letters of reference. The BSW Admissions committee reviews all applications. This formal process allows time for students to solidify their interest in social work and supports student development in terms of personal goals and concentrations. Students are required to attend BSW Orientation as well. The application process is shared in great detail at orientation. Application forms are available online under the Program of Study tab.