Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BA/BASW)
The bachelor's degree in social work (BA/BASW) requires completion of a minimum of 120 credits, 46 of which should be under the social work major. Please note: This program does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience (See CSWE Accreditation Standard 4.1.5).
Learners wishing to major in social work must request an intercollege transfer to the College of Health and Human Sciences, School of Social Work and Family Sciences from their current college. A
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For information about the BA/BASW program, please contact:
AKRON AND LAKEWOOD
Janice Steinmetz, MSW, LISW-S
Lakewood BA/BASW Coordinator
Office: Lakewood A131
Lisa Crites, MSW, LISW-S
Wayne BA/BASW Coordinator
Office: Wayne C131
Liberal arts base for the social work major
The social work major is built on a liberal arts base within the general education program. Learners must complete the liberal arts requirements and General Education mathematics and English requirements prior to full admission
The School encourages learners to complete all General Education Bachelor degree requirements as early as possible and concentrate on the social work major in the final semesters. Post-baccalaureate learners must also meet all preadmission criteria.
The following eight courses comprise the liberal arts base for the social work major. These courses must be completed before being admitted as a full major student in the School of Social Work and Family Sciences.
|Diversity and Social Work
|Introduction to Social Work Practice
|Introduction to Social Welfare
|HBSE I (Human Behavior and Social Environment I)
|Natural Science Biology
|Government & Politics in the U.S.
American Urban Society
|Introduction to Psychology
|Introduction to Sociology
For a complete description of the above courses, see the University Bulletin.
Admission to the social work major
A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required to be admitted to the school as a preadmission social work major and a full social work major. A learner will remain a preadmission social work major until all nine liberal arts base and math and English General Education courses are completed, all required application materials have been submitted, the 2.75 or better GPA achieved, no grades are in progress, her/his completed application is reviewed by the admissions committee, and the school’s director agrees with the admissions committee recommendation for full admission.