May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Social Work, B.S.W.


Want to make a difference in the world? Turn your passion into action. Our BSW program combines classroom and field experience to provide you with knowledge and skills to help improve the quality of life of individual clients and impact communities.

Degree Requirements


This degree requires a minimum of 120 credits, 50 of which are upper-division credits.

University Studies Program


This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Prerequisites for Admission


Prerequisites for admission into the BSW program includes a C or higher in the following courses:

Required courses after admission into the Social Work program


NOTE: Once admitted, social work students must achieve a C or better in all social work courses and maintain a 2.500 or above UW and SOWK GPA every semester after admittance to Admitted Major. Please view full requirements and expectations for admitted majors on the Division of Social Work  catalog page.

Electives


General Electives (28-29 credits)

Degree must include 120 credits total, at least 42 of which must be upper-division credits. Total number of general elective credit needed may vary per student. Consult with your academic advisor to determine the best electives for your particular interests or needs. It may be worthwhile to add a minor to your degree.

Suggested lower-division electives:

Below are suggested lower-division electives that can be taken before admission into the BSW program. Consult with your academic advisor to determine the best electives for your particular interests or needs. It may be worthwhile to add a minor to your degree.

Suggested upper-division electives:

Additional Requirements


Social work is a professional degree program. Prior to admission to the professional degree program, students who are working to complete program prerequisites and most University Studies courses are “Social Work-Pre-Admit” majors. Students must be accepted into the BSW program as an admitted “Social Work” major in order to proceed in the program and enroll in professional degree courses beginning in the fall semester (usually of the junior year). Acceptance to Admitted Major (professional degree program) is competitive and requires an application. See the Division of Social Work  catalog page for full admission requirements.

The program requires 120 credit hours to graduate. Students must have completed all social work requirements, 42 upper-division hours, maintain a 2.500 GPA overall, a 2.500 GPA in social work coursework, and have achieved a grade of C or better in all social work courses. Courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered for S/U only.