BSW Program

Social Work General Program (BSW)

Social Work Department 

This curriculum is designed for students intending to graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.  The BSW program is designed to meet the needs of students who intend to prepare for professional generalist social work practice at the bachelor level, those who seek eligibility to register for the state licensure exam and/or advanced standing for graduate study in social work. The four-year 124-credit program includes 77 credits of social work and complementary courses, which are individually selected in consultation with a Social Work Academic advisor.

The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and is subject to its accreditation standards.

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This table provides a general overview of the social work curriculum sequencing, as classes in each category will build upon curriculum taught in lower levels. 

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Admission

Social Work You Are IN!

Once you declare social work as a major there is no secondary admission process. You are in! For students with less than 54 credits, you will be advised within the Student Success Center. For students with 54 credits and greater, you will be advised within the Social Work Department. Upon admittance into the Social Work Program, you will also be assigned a mentor within the department to assist you through your academic journey. 

  • Students must declare social work as a major to be admitted into the bachelor of social work program and be assigned a social work academic advisor, based on accumulated credits.
  • Students must complete a series of orientations to the program and the profession, designed to support scholarly potential and suitability for the social work profession.
  • Continued enrollment and subsequent graduation with a CSWE-accredited BSW degree is contingent on sustained success in meeting professional standards of competency.  Furthermore, student violation of the NASW Code of Ethics or inability to meet or comply with explicit competencies of the program is basis for dismissal from the program.
  • Grades of C (2.0) or better in all prerequisite, social work and complementary studies courses and overall UM-Flint and SWR GPAs of 2.4 or higher must be maintained to progress towards the BSW degree.

Course Calendar

This is a sample calendar, however you will need to be in contact with your academic advisor, either through the Student Success Center or through the department, at least once per semester to create and guide your own personal academic plan. 

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