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How to Apply to the Bachelor's Program

Department Deadline for Application to the Major:

Application opens September 11, 2017 and closes on October 1, 2017 11:59  p.m. 

If you are eligible, a link to apply will be found in Gullnet on the left-hand side of the menu.  Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
(THE LINK TO APPLY WILL ONLY BE ACTIVE DURING THE APPLICATION PERIOD.)

BASW Application Process Presentation

General Requirements: 

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

  • Overall GPA of 2.5

  • Social Work GPA of 2.7

  • Complete by the end of the semester in which applying:
1. MATH155 Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis OR PSYC220 Psychological Statistics
2. PSYC101 General Psychology
3. ONE of the following: ANTH100, CADR200, ECON150, POSC110, POSC202, SOCI101, SOCI201

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 your online application, please prepare one detailed statement covering the questions below. Do not omit any questions.  Your personal statement should be a minimum of two (2) pages, not more than three (3) pages, typed, double-spaced, and in 12-point font.  Please use the number and its associated topic area (in bold and underline) as headings when completing your personal statement.


Social work Knowledge:
Discuss your motivation for choosing the social work profession and how it connects to your current and long term goals.
Respect for Diversity:
Identify the experiences you have 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).  Also describe any difficulties you might have when working as a social worker with any of the diverse populations.  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. 

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 a 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.

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

 

 

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