Social Work
Holloway Hall

How to Apply to the Bachelor's Program

General Requirements

  • Approximately 60 credit hours of undergraduate education completed (Junior status)

  • Overall GPA of 2.5

  • Social Work GPA of 2.7

  • Completed Application to the BASW Program  (NOTE: Please read information on Personal Statements below prior to completing the Application.)

    Personal Statements

    The Application to the BASW Program includes required Personal Statements that must be written by each applicant. Prior to completing our online application, please review the following instructions:
    In a total of 1,000 words (approximately 4 double-spaced pages) or fewer, please address each of the following questions:

      1. Describe your motivation for choosing the social work profession, as well as your current career goals. What strengths do you bring to the profession? Describe the areas in which you wish to grow and your plans to address them.
      2. Describe any special obstacles you have met and overcome. Provide examples of leadership you have demonstrated. Describe other influences, either positive or negative, that have shaped your interest in social work.
      3. Respect for diversity of values, heritages, customs, and life circumstances are an important part of effective social work practice.
        • What experiences have you had which make you feel that you can work effectively with people from diverse populations (religious, racial, ethnic, disability, socio-economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences)?
        • What difficulties would you feel you might have as an individual in working with any of the groups listed above? Please be specific.

      *Limits of confidentiality for personal statements:  Mandated reporters are persons who, in the course of their work, may be privy to information that they are required to report to the appropriate enforcement agency. Social workers in the state of Maryland are mandated reporters, and must report any disclosure of suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse. Salisbury University social work faculty and staff are required to report any suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect, whether or not the suspected incident was previously reported. Therefore, any disclosure (written or verbal) by students or prospective students of suspected incidents of child abuse and/or neglect will be immediately reported to the appropriate authorities.

      You will need to prepare these statements in advance using Microsoft Word, as you will be required to upload them as a .doc or .docx file attachment.

  • For UMES dual degree or Satellite location students, see additional information below.

Department Deadline for Application to the Major

  • Deadline to apply: Deadline Expired

For Dual Degree Students

  • In addition to satisfying the General Requirements for applying to the major, you must also apply and be accepted into Salisbury University (application fee is waived)

  • Submit transcripts for all college credits taken to the Admissions Office at Salisbury University

  • Send copy of Salisbury University admission letter to the Social Work Department

For Transfer & Satellite Location Students

  • In addition to satisfying the General Requirements for applying to the major, you must also apply and be accepted into Salisbury University

  • You need to apply by March 1st for Fall admission; there is no Spring or Summer admission

  • Submit transcripts for all college credits taken to the Admissions Office at Salisbury University

  • When you complete your AA degree, those transcripts need to be submitted as well

  • For printable information on the BASW Satellite Program, click here

Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Jewell, BASW Program Director

      jrjewell@salisbury.edu ,410-677-5050

Cyndi Funkhouser, Program Management Specialist

     ccfunkhouser@salisbury.edu  410-677-0190