Social Work applicants must complete an application for entrance into the program, plus have an interview with departmental faculty before being informed of acceptance. A student must complete 45 credits before making formal application to the program. See departmental Student Handbook for additional information.



Bachelor of Social Work

Major: 64 credits
Social Work: 52 credits
SW 201, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 316, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 407, 408.
Plus 9 elective credits selected from: SW 202, 203, 209, 211, 231, 347.
Related Areas: 12 credits
BIO 109; MAT 208 or 209; 3 credits in Psychology; 3 credits in Sociology.

No life experience or work experience credits are accepted for this program.


Gerontology Programs


Two programs, a gerontology minor and certificate of completion, are offered in gerontology to help students meet the rapidly expanding job market in the field of geriatrics.

A minor in gerontology offers one-to-one involvement with older adults, class experience in a variety of geriatric settings, and the theory necessary to work effectively with this population.

Minor: 18 credits
Required: SW 201, 203, 209, 211, 305, 316.

Certificate of Completion: 12 credits
The certificate of completion program is designed for individuals who have never attended college or who have a degree and want to complete this specialization.
Required Courses: SW 203, 209, 211, 316.

Program Requirement:
Students who achieve junior status must maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 to remain in good academic standing within the Social Work Program. Students may repeat/delete only one Social Work course throughout the program.


Contact Information

John M. Lichtenwalner, Ph.D., LSW
Social Work Program Director
Assistant Professor
Veronica Hall Second Floor
Phone: 610.796.8280


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