Social Work Resources


Students in the Social Work major meet with a faculty advisor for help with the major requirements and Reid Furniss for help with general education and university graduation requirements.

Reid's office hours - link to website


For Current Students

Current Social Work Major Requirements with Bachelor of Arts Degree - link to website
Current Social Work Major Requirements with Bachelor of Science Degree - link to website

Current Social Work Suggested Four-Year Plan - download .pdf format

Social Work Major Website - link to website

Scholarship Information - download .pdf format


For Potential (new and transfer) Students

Quick Facts about the Social Work Major - download .pdf format

Admission Requirements

New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to the pre-social work major.

Transfer students from other institutions or from other USU majors need a 2.5 USU GPA and 2.5 Career GPA for admission to the pre-social work major in good standing.

Students must apply for Advanced Standing in the Social Work major at the end of their sophomore year. Application requirements include: a C or better (C+ in SW 1010 ) in all prerequisite Social Work courses and specific University Studies courses, an essay, and a passing score (70 percent or higher) on the Advanced Placement Test (APT). At the end of the junior year, social work majors apply for the practicum, which requires a passing score (70 percent or higher) on the Generalist Practice Test (GPT) and a B- or better in all practice classes.

All course offerings in social work are open to all Social Work majors, with the exception of the practice courses (SW 3050 , SW 4150 and SW 4160 ) and the field practicum courses (SW 4870 and SW 5870 ), which require admission to advanced standing. Social work students are expected to take courses in sequence, in order to have the professional foundation knowledge required for each class. Maintenance of a high grade point average is important as students progress through the major and continue on to graduate school.