Mary Kay Brennan, MSWDirector206firstname.lastname@example.orgRose ZbiegenAdministrative Assistant206-296-5906RZBIEGIE@seattleu.edu
Bachelor of Social Work:In order to earn the bachelor of social work degree, students must complete a minimum of 180 credits with a cumulative and a program/major grade point average of 2.00
Bachelor of Social Work with Departmental Honors: The honors major in social work offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research projects that will further their personal and professional goals.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
General Program Requirements
Students may declare a major in social work at any point from admission to Seattle University through fall of the junior year. Declaring the major as early as possible is encouraged so that students may be accurately advised. Students are asked to meet regularly with their advisors given the sequenced nature of the curriculum. Social Work majors may choose any minor.
Academic Progression in Social Work
Majors are required to apply for formal admission as a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree candidate in the fall of their junior year. Admission requirements include: junior level standing, an overall GPA of 2.50, and completion of Phase One and Social Science I and II of Phase Two of the Core, and BIOL 101 (or its equivalent). Acceptance as a bachelor of social work (BSW) degree candidate is based on faculty review of completed applications which contain a personal statement, academic transcripts, three letters of reference, and a Washington State Patrol criminal background check. Students are referred to the Social Work Program Student Handbook and an Application packet for a more detailed description of the application process. Eligibility to progress in the major and receive the BSW degree is contingent on acceptance as a degree candidate.
Students complete a 450-hour Field Practicum (SOCW 470-2) during their senior year. Students are placed at social service agencies and are supervised by approved social work professionals. The Social Work Program Handbook provides a more detailed description of the Program’s Field Education.
Extensive advising about social work as a career, the BSW program, and admissions procedures is available to all interested students from the program director. Please contact the director or the program administrative assistant for more information.