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Admissions Requirements

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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.

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.

Social Work is an impacted major with additional entrance requirements. Refer to the Impaction Information page on CSUSB's website for current information.

Please read all the information on the BASW section of our web site and/or attend a BASW information session before scheduling an advising appointment.

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BA in Social Work

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