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Social Work

The School of Social Work and the College of Health and Human Services are committed to a well-rounded social work education dedicated to a course of study and professional preparation which considers solutions, policies, methods, and programs specific to social welfare and social work. Graduates of the BSW Program are employed by departments of social services, school systems, medical facilities, nursing homes, and many other human services agencies. They work with children, families, and community groups to enhance personal and interpersonal functioning.
While in the program, students engage in scholarly inquiry and community service and are taught the values of ethical practice, social justice, self-determination, empowerment and honoring diverse populations.

All programs in the SSW are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

UNCW School of Social Work

Applying to the School of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Program Application Checklist (PDF)

All new applicants need to contact Gail Picillo at picillog@uncw.edu or via phone at 910.962.7099

UNCW students: Admission to the BSW Program is a two-step process.  First, a student who meets University requirements for declaring a major declares him/herself as a Pre-Social Work major.  After meeting Pre-Social Work major requirements, a student must apply to the BSW Program and, if accepted, is declared a Social Work major.

The School of Social Work faculty is committed to assisting all entering students to evaluate career goals and objectives to ensure that the student meets minimum academic standards and has an understanding of the philosophy and value base of the social work profession.  The BSW Program admissions procedure is intended to strengthen the student’s certainty regarding this career choice and to enhance the student’s focus and sense of purpose in curriculum planning. 

In order to be eligible for acceptance into the BSW Program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 45 university credit hours
  • Completion of 13 hours of the following collateral courses:
    • Four (4) credit hours in human biology taken in either of the following courses:  BIO 105 or BIO 160
    • Three (3) credit hours of SOC 105 (Introduction to Sociology)
    • Three (3) credit hours of PSY 105 (General Psychology)
    • Three (3) credit hours in PLS 101 (American National Government)
  • An overall UNCW GPA of at least a 2.5.  (Transfer students should have a GPA (cumulative) of at least a 2.5 to be considered for admission.)
  • Completion of an Application for Admission to the BSW Program by deadlines posted on the SSW website.This application requires inclusion of documentation of successful completion of the above courses, a personal narrative, and a social service resume. 

Students should make every effort possible to have their University Studies requirements and BSW collateral courses completed prior to applying to the BSW program, though we understand that sometimes this is not possible.  Students should discuss with their advisor any special circumstances that may have prevented the student from completing all these courses and make plans to complete these hours. 

Complete the online application for admission:
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UNCW@Onslow Debra Jackson

Assistant BSW Program Coordinator: Debra Rhodes at
phone: 910.450.5266, voicemail: 910.962.2553 or email: rhodesdr@uncw.edu