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Bachelor of Social Work Admission Requirements

Students desiring to enter the BSW program may select social work as their major at the time of admission to NCCU, or in the case of currently enrolled students, a declaration of major form indicating social work as their major of choice should be submitted to the registrar’s office before the end of the second semester of their sophomore year. However, to be formally admitted to the BSW program, students must complete an application and meet the established minimum admission criteria, as follows:

  1. Satisfactory completion of the two prerequisite courses; SOCW 2500 (Social Work as a Profession), and SOCW 3410 (Social Welfare as an Institution). A minimum GPA of 2.5 (C+) in the prerequisite courses is required.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. Provide two letters of references (on letterhead identifying the writer of the reference) from individuals who can speak to the applicants’ potential of becoming an effective social worker.
  4. A personal narrative that speaks to the interest in the social work profession and demonstrates acceptable writing skills.
  5. An essay on diversity.
  6. An unofficial transcript indicating cumulative GPA.
  7. Application to the BSW program can be made twice a year, with applications available Sept. 1 for the Oct. 1 deadline, and applications available on Feb. 1 for the March 1 deadline.
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