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CMU students may declare a pre-Social Work major at any time, including upon admittance, to CMU. This pre-Social Work major designation indicates a student’s interest in pursuing a social work major. The pre-Social Work major designation does NOT guarantee that students will be accepted into the BSW program. Students must complete a formal application process, which gives them an opportunity to be considered for admittance into the BSW program. We currently accept up to 25 students per academic year.

In order to be eligible to apply to the BSW program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completion of 54-60 credits of coursework:
  • CMU Essential Learning/General Education requirements (31 semester hours)
  • Wellness Requirement (2 semester hours)
  • Essential Learning Capstone (4 semester hours)
  • General Psychology & Human Growth & Development (6 semester hours) 
  • SOWK 150 & SOWK 210 (6 semester hours) 
  • POLS 236 & SOCO 260 (6 semester hours)
  • Other electives (5 semester hours; could include any social work electives, foreign language requirements, or any other electives)
  1. Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum overall cumulative social work GPA of 2.5.