Shane O'Donohue

Shane O'Donohue

"What I like best about Grand Valley are the people here. Everybody is very supportive and they want you to succeed in life, and that is a great feeling having such a family behind you." - Shane O'Donohue, biomedical sciences and psychology double major Read More

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West Shore Community College

Program Guide: Social Work

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 121 3
POL 151 3
Humanities elective 3
SOC 171 3
15
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
Elective 3
MTH 123 3
PSY 161 3
ECO 136 or 137 3
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
SOC 275 3
PSY 264 3
Lab Science elective 4
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
16
Second Semester
Elective 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
PSY 266 3
Elective 3
15
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S.W.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 112, GEO 133, LIT 213, PHL 202, SPN 202, HIS 142
  • Students should transfer after one year

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.
Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 • admissions@gvsu.edu