As a Social Work Major Student
- Attend the social work major orientation and complete the online Carmen-Canvas orientation modules in August (Autumn Semester start) or January (Spring Semester start).
- Complete 59 credit hours of Social Work major coursework, including 13 credits of social work electives, allowing you to explore areas of interests such as substance misuse, child welfare, school social work, corrections, international social work, human trafficking, poverty, and more.
- Earn a C or higher grade in all Social Work major and elective coursework and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
- Complete 420 hours of hands-on social work experience through your Social Work Field Placement.
- Consider a Minor or Certificate Program: The Social Work degree allows for a minor area of study or certificate program. Suggested minors offered by the College of Social Work include Child Abuse & Neglect or Substance Misuse.
- If your cumulative GPA is 3.4 or higher, consider applying to the Social Work Honors Program, which provides you with the opportunity to engage in in-depth classroom study, conduct independent research, and create and implement social change projects.
- Interested in working with children and families? The University Partnership Title IV-E Child Welfare Program fast-tracks you to a career in child welfare. Training includes specialized child welfare courses and a field placement in an Ohio Public children’s services agency.