The priority deadline to apply is May 1, 2015. Applications submitted after that date will only be considered on a space availability basis. Please apply early to secure a spot in the program!
Students planning to major in social work should have a strong college preparatory background with an overall GPA of 2.5. Volunteer experience with a social service agency is also strongly recommended and will be required by fall of 2016.
The ideal transfer applicant will have a complete Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) from a community college in Washington, an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) from a community college in Oregon or a transfer degree from specific community colleges in Idaho and Montana. Go to http://www.ewu.edu/undergrad/transfer/transfer-your-credits/dta-and-aaot-degrees for a list of degrees that meet DTA requirements. Applicants who have not completed a transfer degree will have their credits evaluated on a course-by-course basis for approval of admission. At minimum, students should have completed 90 quarter credits and Intermediate Algebra with a grade of 2.0. In addition, two years of high school or one year of college foreign language is highly recommended before starting the program.
Contact the departmental advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-359-6482 for more information or questions regarding the BASW program.
At the undergraduate level, the educational program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level social work practice. The focus is on a problem-solving generalist model which fits the needs of the region. The objectives of the program are to:
To meet these objectives, the School offers a professional curriculum with courses in human behavior in the social environment, intervention methods, social welfare policy and services, research methods and field practicum. This professional curriculum is supported by a liberal arts foundation, with required courses in the behavioral/biological sciences. The undergraduate program emphasizes a task-centered, problem-solving approach to social work practice.
The Social Work Program is committed to the ongoing development of social work education that instills a core commitment to work toward social and economic justice in a diverse society with the result being the empowerment of individuals, groups and communities in their efforts to enhance opportunities for human well-being.
For program details and course descriptions see our course catalog:
Licensing & Certification
To learn more about licensure exams and regulations across the U.S., see the Association for Social Work Boards web site:
To learn more about licensure requirements for social workers in Washington State see:
To learn more about certification requirements for Washington State School Social Workers see:
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