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Becoming a Social Work Major

Step I. Declare the Major
If you consider becoming a social work major, you are encouraged to meet with a social work faculty advisor and  discuss your interests and future plans. Then you need to complete the Declaration of Major form.

Step II. Complete the Foundation Courses
Complete the Foundation Courses Before applying for social work program, you need to complete the social work foundation courses, as well as Introduction to Social Work (SOCW340) and Field Experience (SOCW350).

Step III. Apply for Formal Admission
You can begin your application to the program in the semester before you would like to begin the program. To be eligible for consideration, you must have all social work foundation courses in progress or completed. The application form is included in Social Work Student Handbook.

Step IV. Take Social Work Courses
Once you have been formally admitted to the social work program, you are eligible to take social work courses. Your social work faculty advisor can provide guidance on course sequencing.

More detailed information can be found in the Social Work Student Handbook.