BSW Orientation


Quality teaching, mentoring and advising

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We ask that you still make appointments through Jayhawk GPS but in the notes of that appointment you can indicate how you would like to meet.  Your advisor can accommodate your advising in a number of different ways.

  1. Email advising, to be completed by your scheduled appointment.
  2. Advising by phone during your scheduled appointment (we will need your preferred phone number).
  3. Advising by Zoom during your scheduled appointment (we will need your preferred phone number).

The BSW degree program prides itself on the thoroughness of its advising system. Early advising is recommended for students interested in social work. Pre-social work students (both KU and transfer) are encouraged to obtain advising through the School. Undergraduate academic advising is a developmental decision-making process during which students identify and realize their educational potential through communication with an academic advisor. Advising is an ongoing, multifaceted process, a responsibility shared by the student, advisor, and KU. Advising concerns students' intellectual goals including career planning, enrollment, and course and major selection, and establishes and maintains a relationship between faculty members and students.

For students who plan to transfer to KU, please contact the School to arrange advising by telephone or e-mail.

Once a student is admitted to the School of Social Welfare, a faculty advisor is assigned to assist the student with career and professional matters. In addition, an academic advisor will be able to assist students with enrollment and other academic program requirements for the BSW degree program. Students consult with their academic advisor before enrollment each semester and have their advising hold removed. Students can view their advisors on the myKU portal.

For more information on BSW degree advising, please review the BSW student handbook.

Field Education

The Field Education Office works closely with students and agencies to secure an enriching field practicum experience. Every effort is made to locate a field placement within a one hour drive from the student's home.
Laurie Hart associate field director sitting with field education student at field placement site with children who the agency serves

Academic Advisors