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University of Pittsburgh Greensburg    
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
  Sep 19, 2020
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Social Work (Pittsburgh Campus)

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Admission to the Social Work Major Requires a Student To:

Complete 60 transferable credits from an undergraduate institution and/or an associate degree program.
Demonstrate the capacity for successful work at the undergraduate level, with a minimum of 2.5 QPA on a 4.0 scale (students with a QPA below 2.5 may apply to be considered for admission on provisional status). Credits awarded from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) by the College of General Studies are acceptable for inclusion in the 60 credits.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation from the BASW major. To graduate from the BASW Program, a student must:
Complete Social and Behavioral Science Courses-24 credits required. * Students must take one course in each of the following areas and must select one of the areas for a concentration of a minimum of 12 credits:

  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Political Science

Other Course Requirements*

  • Africana Studies 3 crs.
  • English Composition 3 crs.
  • Human Biology 3 crs.
  • Statistics 3 crs.

Successfully complete all 48 credits of required BASW social work courses including field practicum.

Students are able to select from the following areas of concentration:

  • African Studies
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Urban Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
  • Political science

*Some or all of the above courses may have been taken as part of the 60 credits required for admission.

Consult Students for information on academic resources.


Minor Requirements

Undergraduates throughout the university are able to complete a Social Work minor. In order to do so they must:

  1. Register with the BASW Student Services Specialist Jessalynn Oliver who will certify that they are completing the social work minor.
  2. Complete (with a grade of C- or better) 12 credits from the following courses, but must include SOCWRK 1000: Introduction to Social Work.

SOCWRK 1000: Introduction to Social Work (required for all subsequent courses with the exception of SOCWRK 1005)

SOCWRK 1005: Foundations of the Welfare State

SOCWRK 1006: Policy Analysis

SOCWRK 1035: Global Perspectives in Social Work

SOCWRK 1058: Economics and Social Work

SOCWRK 1079: Child Welfare Services

SOCWRK 1088: Special Topics (1-3 credits)

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