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Social Work Program (BSW)

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Social Work (SWR) information  


This curriculum is designed for students intending to graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.  The BSW program is designed to meet the needs of students who intend to prepare for professional generalist social work practice at the bachelor level, those who seek eligibility to register for the state licensure exam and/or advanced standing for graduate study in social work. The four-year 124-credit program includes 77 credits of social work and complementary courses, which are individually selected in consultation with a Social Work Academic advisor.

The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and is subject to its accreditation standards.


Seventy-seven (77) credits as follows:

B. Fields of Practice and Complementary Studies (21 credits)

C. Professional Block (33 credits)

It is strongly recommended that 300-level courses in social work be taken in the junior year, and that 400-level courses in social work be taken in the senior year. Students must sequence social work course in order to begin the professional block as follows:

D. Additional Requirements

  • Grades of C (2.0) or better in all prerequisite, social work and complementary studies courses and overall UM-Flint and SWR GPAs of 2.4 or higher.
  • All UM-Flint graduation requirements, including the School of Education and Human Services General Education requirements .


Minimum Credits For the Degree: 124 credits

Admission and Progression in the Program

  • Students must declare social work as a major to be admitted into the bachelor of social work program and be assigned a social work academic advisor, based on accumulated credits.
  • Students must complete a series of orientations to the program and the profession, designed to support scholarly potential and suitability for the social work profession.
  • Continued enrollment and subsequent graduation with a CSWE-accredited BSW degree is contingent on sustained success in meeting professional standards of competency.  Furthermore, student violation of the NASW Code of Ethics or inability to meet or comply with explicit competencies of the program is basis for dismissal from the program.
  • Grades of C (2.0) or better in all prerequisite, social work and complementary studies courses and overall UM-Flint and SWR GPAs of 2.4 or higher must be maintained to progress towards the BSW degree.

Honors Program

All bachelor-degree-seeking students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply to the University of Michigan-Flint Honors Program.  Please contact the Honors Program Manager or the Honors Program Director for further information.

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