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Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W. Degree)

How to Apply?

Students are directly admitted to the School of Social Welfare as new freshmen and transfer students. Visit the Office of Admissions for information about admission to KU. Visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for information about international admissions.

Current KU students changing from another major to Social Welfare should complete a Change of School form and must meet the advancement requirements.

School of Social Welfare Advancement Review

For BSW students to advance in the Program and into 500 level coursework they must complete the following:

If all of the above criteria are met, students are successfully advanced into 500 level coursework.

Should a student not meet all of the above criteria, they have until one week prior to classes beginning in the fall semester to complete required courses and/or documented service hours.

Should a student’s cumulative GPA be below a 2.5 and between 2.25 and 2.49, the student may advance and will be on probation for the fall semester.  If at the end of the fall semester the cumulative GPA is not at or above a 2.5, the student will be dismissed from the BSW Program.

Social Welfare Events


Ashley Anguiano Gomez
Recruitment Coordinator Lawrence Campus
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Amea Chandler
Social Welfare Academic Success Coach Edwards Campus
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Mahasweta Banerjee
BSW Program Director