The Undergraduate Social Work Program at Ohio State Newark prepares students to assume beginning professional roles as direct service practitioners in social welfare organizations, and lays the foundation for further social work education at the graduate level.
Beginning in Autumn Semester 2013, junior-level social work major courses will be offered on the Newark Campus. Both junior-level and senior-level major social work courses will be offered beginning in Autumn Semester 2014. Admission requirements to the social work major are the same for the social work degree offered on the Columbus campus. The Newark campus program blends distance-learning technologies with traditional classroom instruction. Courses at Newark are taught by both faculty within the College of Social Work and regional campus instructors. Regional campus students can receive the same comprehensive social work education that they would receive on the Columbus campus.
WHAT IS SOCIAL WORK?
Social work is a profession for those with a passion to help others. According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends: helping people obtain tangible services; providing counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and participating in relevant legislative processes. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; of social, economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction of these factors. Many social workers specialize in serving a particular population or working in a specific setting, such as hospitals, schools, private practices, correctional facilities, community mental health agencies, and substance abuse treatment centers. If you want a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and an abundance of options, social work is for you!
BSSW CURRICULUM CHECKLIST
MAJOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
APPLICATION TO THE SOCIAL WORK MAJOR
Application materials and instructions for the 2014 undergraduate class
Our application process is designed to allow students to outline their motivation to enter the social work profession and increase the likelihood of a good match between the student applicant and the major. In order to apply to the Social Work major, you must meet the following criteria:
Complete the following pre-major required course work prior to beginning the social work major in autumn semester:
o Biology 1102
o English 1110
o Math Placement Level R or higher or Math 1075
o Psychology 1100
o Social Work 1100 or equivalent, 1120, 1130, and 1140
o Sociology 1101
Earn a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative point-hour ratio.
Earn a minimum 2.0 pre-major point-hour ratio after completion of the required pre-major courses.
Complete a personal statement.
Submit a PDF of your unofficial transcript (advising report).
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following standards:
Composition and content of the personal statement
Evidence of emotional and professional readiness to work with clients
Work and/or volunteer experiences related to social work
Current OSU Students
1. College of Social Work Major Application The application includes a cover page with demographic information and a personal statement.
2. Degree Audit
Students Transferring from another University or College If you are a future transfer student from another University or College intending to major in social work, you must complete the application process to The Ohio State University as well as to the College of Social Work.
- To apply to the major, you must e-mail all of the following application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- College of Social Work Major Application
- The application includes a cover page with demographic information and a personal statement.
- Unofficial Transcript
- November 1st, 2013 – March 15th, 2014
You will be notified of your admission status via e-mail as soon as a decision has been made. Applications received beyond the March 15th deadline will be considered if space permits.
Please note you may only apply to one campus; students are accepted or denied admittance to the social work major, not to specific campuses.
Jennifer Seas, MSW, LISW-S
Students with questions regarding the social work major application process should contact:
Social Work Program Manager