Admission to the major requires, at
- An overall GPA of 2.7 on a four-point scale and a grade of “C” or
better in all social work courses. Preference for admission will be given to students who have
achieved a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA.
Admission is competitive and a high grade point average does not
- Completion of SWO 2321 with a minimum grade of
‘C’ in the course. It is recommended
that SWO 2321 be taken in the Sophomore year.
written application demonstrating a commitment to
social work values and the profession.
The application is provided in SWO 2321.
Applications are due in the Spring semester of the Sophomore year; a due
date for the application will be provided during the course.
- An essay
comparing personal and professional values. This essay is
written as part of SWO 2321. The content and evaluation of this essay must
reflect professional values and be evaluated as “proficient,” based on a rubric
that includes criteria such as: self-awareness, professional development,
ethical decision-making, religious and spiritual reflection.
- Ability to
qualify for state licensure in the State of Texas upon completion of the
academic program under the Texas Professional Social Worker Act (administered
by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners).
Student Code of Conduct, including affirmation of Code of Ethics of the
National Association of Social Workers (provided in SWO 2321).
- Approval of
the School of Social Work Admissions Committee, which meets each Spring