2018-2019 General Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Social Work, B.S.W.

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Major Requirements for Social Work

Social Work
College of Social Work Building RM 210

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 45

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) prepares students for entry-level generalist practice in a variety of human service agencies and organizations. Students acquire the knowledge, skills and professional values required for practice with individuals, families, small groups, organizations and communities. Graduates are prepared to work with people experiencing many personal and social problems and to work for social justice. All students will complete a supervised internship in an approved field placement site as part of their academic requirements.

The University of Utah College of Social Work offers both campus and online learning options for BSW students.

The College of Social Work also offers a three-semester Advanced Standing MSW Program. To be eligible for the program, applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Admission Requirements

The BSW program has established a set of minimum criteria that students must meet in order to apply for program admission. Meeting these minimums does not guarantee admission, however, as we may have more applicants than available spaces. Students seeking admission to the BSW program should visit the BSW website for up-to-date information regarding pre-major course requirements and other materials that must be submitted with the program application. For more information, please visit: http://socialwork.utah.edu/academics-resources/bsw/ 


Program Admission Deadlines

April 1 (Fall Semester admission)

October 1 (Spring Semester admission) 

Honors Degree in Social Work

Students seeking an HBSW in Social Work must complete:

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan

Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester

  • POLS 1100 - U.S. National Government 3 Credit(s) (AI)
  • General Education - (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (HF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (SF or AS) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours - 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 16

Total Hours: 16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 16

Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • General Elective Hours - 15 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Total Hours: 13