Jamon Alexander

Jamon Alexander

"Grand Valley was very instrumental in helping me be who I am today. There are dynamic on-campus experiences available to anyone who chooses to take advantage of them." - Jamon Alexander '05, Annual Fund Director at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Social Work

First Year

First Semester
COM 121 3
NSM 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
Humanities elective 4
Second Semester
COM 122 3
Science elective 3
SSP 101 4
SSS 120 4

Second Year

First Semester
NSA 210 or NSB 121 4
SSG 110 4
BAE 203 or 204 4
SSS 121 4
Second Semester
Humanities elective 4
SSP 220 3
SSW 250 3
SSP 260 4


  • Degree offered: B.S.W.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  SSA 201, HUF 261, HUL 234, HUR 231

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 205; 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.


Applicants must formally apply for Candidacy in the School of Social Work's Baccalaureate program during the spring/summer prior to fall entry into the Social Work program.  The Candidacy Application is on-line and should be completed by the posted May deadline for early consideration.  All applications must be completed and submitted by the posted August deadline.

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 2.5.  Earned a minimum grade of 2.7 in selected courses.
  3. Admission to the BSW program occurs only in the fall semester.
  4. 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