Richard Jelier, Ph.D.

Richard Jelier, Ph.D.

"Grand Valley has a great integration of teaching, research, and service." - Richard Jelier, School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration Read More

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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Social Work

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
World Perspectives elective 3
MATH 105 3
POSC 201 3
SOCI 201 3
15
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
ECON 201 or 202 3
MATH 150 3
SOCI 202 3
PSYC 101 3
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
BIOL 110 4
Humanities Elective 3
Humanities Elective 4
PSYC 260 3
17
Second Semester
Elective 3
Elective 3
SOCI 240 4
Humanities Elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S.W.
  • World Perspectives electives:  GERM 202, PHIL 201, SOCI 101, SPAN 202
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.

Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) and not have repeated the following GVSU courses (or their transfer institution equivalents) more than once: PLS 102; PSY 303; PSY or SOC 360; SOC 280; SOC 382 or SW 300; SOC 384; SOC 385; and SW150

Effective Fall 2010: grades earned at another institution in these courses will be considered for admission into the School of Social Work and must meet the grade and repeat criteria indicated above.

ADMISSION AND ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

All social work majors must formally apply to the School of Social Work at the end of their sophomore year. Application materials must be completed and submitted by September 30 for winter admission.

To be eligible for consideration of candidacy, students must have:

  1. Completed all freshman and sophomore course requirements in the B.S.W. curriculum.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0. Earned a minimum grade of 2.7 in selected courses.
  3. Complete the application and process for candidacy for the B.S.W. degree.
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