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Admissions Requirements

Ideal candidates for the BASW program will have:

  1. Completed the application packet including personal statement of commitment to the social work profession, two references, and transcripts; (Contact the School of Social Work for more information.)
  2. Completed all lower division General Education and additional lower division requirements
  3. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  4. Completed additional lower division requirements with a grade of 'C' or better.

The BASW Program only accepts students each year in the fall due to course sequencing. Applications for admission are due by December 11th, 2020 for the Spring 2021 the academic year. Students wishing to transfer in from another school must apply to CSUSB, as well as the BASW Program.

Please read all the information on the BASW section of our web site and/or attend an information session (times and dates below) before scheduling an advising appointment. You are also welcomed to view the Admission Information Slideshow.

BASW Admissions Information Slideshow

Upcoming Information Sessions

Information sessions are intended to answer questions regarding the application process. Attendees will be informed about the BASW program, admission process, application instructions, and suggestions for submitting a strong application.

BASW Information Sessions for Fall 2021 admission cycle will be held virtually via Zoom. Those interested in applying for the BASW program are strongly encouraged to attend one of these information sessions, but attendance is not a requirement for admission.

BASW Information Sessions


Registration will be required to attend each webinar as attendance is limited. Please contact Maria Roa to register for the follow sessions   

BASW Information Sessions
Date Time

Thursday, October 29, 2020

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, November 19, 2020

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Social Work is an impacted major with additional entrance requirements. Please refer to the Impaction Information page on CSUSB's website for current information: https://www.csusb.edu/admissions/impaction-information.

Other Major Information

The School of Social Work offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. This degree prepares baccalaureate students for generalist social work practice in agency settings with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body for social work programs. The program is intensive, exciting, and applies to a wide variety of client populations.

The complete list of major requirements is available here:

BA in Social Work

Prerequisite Equivalent List

Question related to the BASW Program should be sent to Nick.Watson@csusb.edu