2023-2024 Catalog


Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Social Work program includes two steps. The first is being admitted as a pre-social work major. Requirements for this step are listed below (#1-4). The second step is admission as a social work major, which is described in #5.

  1.  Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
  2. Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 
  3. A maximum of 40 hours of credit may be earned through the assessed learning process. (The Social Work Program does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience.) 
  4. Prior completion of at least 45 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program. 
  5. During the Introduction to Social Work course an Application to the Social Work Program is introduced. The application is completed in the second social work major course and an interview is completed with the Director of the BSW Program. This is followed by a formal letter of acceptance to the program. 


The admission of students to the Social Work program is a formal process separate from the initial declaration of social work as a major. The process includes successful completion of the SWK-170 Introduction to Social Work course and completion of 45 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Admission is granted after students successfully complete an application, compile three reference letters, and complete a department interview. Any unfavorable decision may be appealed by following the grievance procedures on file in the department and student handbook.

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