Social Work (BSW)

Social Work (BSW)

Program Information

Degree Requirements

  • General Education requirements
  • The following transfer courses must be completed by the deadlines specified below.
    (NC Community College course numbers provided):
    Course nameCourse numberDeadline
    Principles of BiologyBIO 1201 (BIO 110 or 111)Prior to entrance (PT & FT)
    Cultural AnthropologyANT 1415 (ANT 220)Prior to beginning Professional Sequence Courses (SW 3330 and remaining courses) (FT & PT)
    General PsychologyPSY 1200 (PSY 150)Prior to entrance (PT & FT)
    Introduction to Sociology or Social ProblemsSOC 1000 (SOC 210) or SOC 1100 (SOC 220)Prior to entrance (PT & FT)
    American GovernmentPS 1100 (POL 120)Prior to beginning Professional Sequence Courses (SW 3330 and remaining courses) (PT & FT)
    Social Deviance or Abnormal PsychologySOC 2020 (SOC 242) or PSY 2212 (PSY 281)Prior to beginning Professional Sequence Courses (SW 3330 and remaining courses) (FT &PT)

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Michael Howell,, 828-262-7682

Academic Advisor: Janice Koppenhaver,, 828-262-6527

Support Services: App State Online,, 828-262-3113

Additional Requirements

  • Service Learning: SW 3000 includes a service learning component in which you shadow a social worker at a human service agency for at least 30 hours during the semester.

  • Admission to the Professional Sequence: Once students successfully complete or are enrolled in their foundation-level social work courses, they complete an application to the professional sequence online. Students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have a 2.5 social work GPA, and have earned at least a C in all foundation courses to be admitted to the professional sequence.

  • Field Placements: The last semester will include a field placement and field seminar, and all other coursework should be completed before this semester.

  • You may need additional transfer hours to meet the program requirement.

Academic Information

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