Retention, progression, and graduation policies
After admission into the BSW program, students must achieve the following for retention in the major.
- Maintain a University combined GPA of 2.50 or higher.
- Achieve a grade of “C” or better in all social work courses, which are courses with “SWK” prefix.
- Failing a social work (SWK) course will result in the inability to progress in the program. If a student is formally accepted in the program and fails a course, s/he will be dismissed and will need to reapply.
- Courses in the social work major may not be taken more than twice.
- A student must earn a “Pass” grade in SWK 490. A grade below a “C” in SWK 480 and/or a “Not Pass” grade in SWK 490 means the student must reapply for admission and be readmitted to the program.
- Students must demonstrate acceptable levels of maturity, integrity, behaviors and attitudes as defined by the National Association of Social Work (NASW).
Students who fail to meet the retention criteria may be: (a) placed on academic probation in the social work major, or (b) dismissed from the social work program. Students on academic probation must achieve a grade of “B” or higher in the next 9 hours of course work in social work courses attempted. Students receiving less than a “C” in an “SWK” course must follow the above criteria (see # 2 - #5 above).