Degrees & Programs

Career Acceleration Plan

Program Overview

The Career Acceleration Plan (CAP) permits a limited number of students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Social Work required major courses in three semesters. This plan is offered by the college on a selective basis to students who have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative point hour ratio; have extensive internship, volunteer or work experience in the human services field; demonstrate clearly defined social work career goals; and have completed a majority of the General Education requirements. Applicants interested in pursuing this option should contact the BSSW Program Office ( for further details. CAP is offered on the Columbus campus.

Social Work Course Curriculum Plan*

1st Spring Semester

(12 credits)

Autumn Semester

(15 credits)

2nd Spring Semester

(18 credits)

Social Work 3201:

Social & Economic Justice

(3 credits)

Social Work 3101:

Professional Values & Ethics

(3 credits)

Social Work 3402:

Applying Evidence

(3 credits)

Social Work 3501:

Engagement & Interviewing Skills

(3 credits)

Social Work 3301:

Lifespan Development

(3 credits)

Social Work 4503:

Practice with Larger Systems

(3 credits)

Social Work 3502:

Foundations of Generalist Practice

(3 credits)

Social Work 3401:

Discovering Evidence

(3 credits)

Social Work 4188:

Field Seminar

(2 credits)

Social Work 3503:

Practice with Diverse Populations

(3 credits)

Social Work 4501:

Practice with Families

(3 credits)

Social Work 4189:

Field Placement

(10 credits)

Social Work 4502:

Practice with Groups

(3 credits)

*If all GE courses and Social Work electives are not completed prior to admission to CAP, additional semesters may be needed to complete the social work degree.



All future social work major students must complete the major application. If you are transferring into the social work major from another university or college, you must complete the application process to The Ohio State University as well as to the College of Social Work.

Application Process

To apply to CAP, please submit the following documents to the CAP Application Site:

  • Personal Statement
  • Degree Audit (current OSU students) or Unofficial Transcript (students transferring from another institution)
  • Academic Letter of Reference You will provide the name and email address of your academic reference in your online application, and we will contact your reference to complete the online recommendation form and submit a recommendation letter.

CAP applications are accepted September 1st October 1st. Applications received beyond the October 1st deadline will be considered if space permits. Students will be notified of an admission decision by October 31st, and accepted students will begin the major in the Spring Semester.