BSW Admissions Information

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Application Criteria

To apply to the BSW Program (in order to enroll in 300-level and above social work courses), the following prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester in which the application is submitted:

  • Completion of a minimum of 57 credits
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher;
  • SWK 200: Introduction to Social Work (Grade of B- or better)
  • Completion of ENG 112: Composition (Or course equivalences)
  • Completion of Quantitative Reasoning Course or equivalent (MAT 107, 103 or 104) here at SCSU

*** Students may be enrolled in these credits/courses during spring semester of application period. Such students will be conditionally accepted, pending successful completing of these requirements by end of spring semester. 

Important Admissions Note

Admission to the BSW Program is competitive. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria described above in order to apply. However, meeting the minimum requirements described here does not guarantee acceptance. The BSW program only accepts 70-80 students per year, depending on Departmental resources.

The application process occurs once a year: Priority applications are submitted by February 15th and accepted students begin the program in the following fall semester. The following criteria are used to evaluate students for acceptance: GPA, completion of prerequisite courses and completion of university graduation requirements.

Consistent with SCSU admission requirements, candidates who, in the judgment of Social Work Department faculty, present strong academic and personal qualifications, as well as the greatest potential for program success, gain preference.

Accepted Students

Admissions decisions are made by April. All applicants are informed of admissions decisions via email. Accepted students are provided guidance regarding course registration for fall semester. Note that students are accepted provisionally in April and are officially accepted at the end of the spring semester provided that those criteria continue to be met.


Contact BSW Coordinator, Dr. Karen D’Angelo at or (203) 392-8373.