Applicants to the BSW program will need:
- A grade-point average of 2.5 overall (on a 4.0 scale).
- To have earned approximately 60 semester hours prior to beginning the required social work courses.
- To complete the following required supportive liberal arts courses or their equivalent: PSC 2110: U.S. Government; PSY 1100: General Psychology; and SOC 1100: Principles of Sociology.
- To have career goals consistent with the BSW program's philosophy and curriculum.
- A commitment to high standards of personal and professional conduct, as reflected in the NASW Code of Ethics.
Applicants to the BSW program must submit the completed BSW application and Statement of Purpose. Before applying to the BSW program, students must be admitted to George Williams College.
Admission Review Process
The social work program strives to recruit a diverse group of students who can relate to diverse and vulnerable populations. We will consider factors relating to the applicant's academic ability and potential to contribute to the field of social work in working with communities, organizations, social groups, families and individuals. In reviewing applications, we evaluate the application, past course work and the Statement of Purpose.
Admission interviews are conducted on a selected basis. If an interview is conducted, the applicant will be asked to elaborate on their written responses to the questions on the BSW application and Statement of Purpose. The applicant will also have an opportunity to have their concerns and questions about the program addressed.
Potential applicants for the BSW program should note that a criminal background may render them ineligible for a field internship that is a requirement to complete the BSW program. The applicant may also be ineligible for licensure after graduation. We reserve the right to deny admission to the BSW program based on application materials, previous academic record and records of past conduct, including but not limited to the results of a criminal background check or registration of a sex offense.
On occasion, an applicant may be accepted into the BSW program conditionally. Conditional acceptance requires that an applicant meet certain conditions either prior to beginning the BSW program or concurrent with enrollment in the BSW program. Applicants being accepted conditionally are notified in writing of the necessary conditions that must be addressed prior to full acceptance being granted. Full acceptance is required if students are to be permitted to continue in the BSW program.