Admissions to the Social Work Program:
On-line admissions will begin August 1, 2014 and will end September 29, 2014 at 4 pm. Please review the APPLY NOW! tab for additional information and instruction.
Two informational meetings, discussing the on-line admissions process as well as answer any questions you may have regarding the Social Work program, will be held September 9, 2014- 5 pm- 6:30 pm and September 11, 2014- 10 am- 11:30 am. Both meetings will be held in the Curtiss Alumni Lounge, Curtiss Hall.
The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree is offered for those who complete SVSU's baccalaureate degree requirements with a major in social work. The University's social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduation from a CSWE-accredited B.S.W. program allows students to seek advanced standing in many Master of Social Work programs, and is required by increasing numbers of employers in human services professions.
The principle educational objective of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning generalist social work practice. Other program objectives focus on the development of professional knowledge and practice competency in order to:
These objectives are accomplished via course work in the areas of Social Work Practice, Social Welfare Policy, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Research Methods, and Field Placement Experience.