Undergraduate Programs

BSW in Social Work


Enrollment in the B.S.W. program requires formal admission to the School of Social Work. The following are the minimum requirements for admission consideration:

  • Regular admission to the university.
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  • Satisfactory completion (grade of C or higher) of the required course S 141 Introduction to Social Work
  • A  minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completion of Application for Admission to the BSW Program packet.
  • Evidence of characteristics or potential required for competent social work practitioners as defined in the mission statement of the school. Such evidence may be derived from application materials, letters of reference, pertinent work or volunteer experience, and performance in S 141 Introduction to Social Work.

The BSW program on the Indianapolis, Richmond, and Gary campuses uses a rolling admissions policy. These campuses accept applications throughout the year.  However, applications must be received by November 1st on the Indianapolis campus and December 1st on the Gary and Richmond campuses to be considered for the Spring semester and by May 15th to be considered for the Fall semester.  Applications received after those dates may be reviewed depending upon availability for spaces in the program but are not guaranteed review for the following semester. 

 On the Bloomington campus, to ensure consideration for fall enrollment in the junior classes, sophomores should apply by the priority deadline of April 1.

Admission information may be found on online at socialwork.iu.edu.


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