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2020-2021 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
  Jun 13, 2024
2020-2021 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Social Work (Pittsburgh Campus)

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The constant changes in our domestic and international environment are ones that continue to directly affect children, families, and communities of all socioeconomic backgrounds, creating a high demand for professionals in the social work field. In fact, the demand for social workers is projected to grow by 22 percent in the current decade.

Earning your bachelor’s degree in social work provides you with the skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of others. A degree in social work provides you with a sense of purpose, a range of career options, and the knowledge that you will make a positive impact on the world.

Current Pitt Student

If you are a University of Pittsburgh Student:

Current University of Pittsburgh students who wish to apply to the School of Social Work will need to complete the BASW face sheet and the BASW Supplemental Application in addition to providing their official transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Please follow the links below to access the required materials:

School of Social Work Supplemental Application Instructions

BASW Face Sheet

School of Social Work Supplemental Application 

Recommendation Form for Current University of Pittsburgh Students

You will also need to provide an official Pitt transcript. 

Current students must send all application materials to:

University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
Office of Admissions-BASW
2101 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Fax: 412-624-6711

Bachelor’s Transfer Qualifications

Bachelor’s Qualifications

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program (BASW), an applicant must meet the following requirements:

Completion of 60 transferable credits from an accredited undergraduate institution and/or completion of an associate degree program. The distribution of liberal arts credits should be as follows:

  • Humanities 9 crs.
  • Natural Sciences 9 crs.
  • Social Sciences 9 crs.
  • Other courses (preferably in the social sciences) 33 crs.

Credits awarded through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) by the College of General Studies are counted toward the 60 credits.

Minimum of 2.5 QPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with QPAs below 2.5 may be considered for admission under provisional status.

Academic and field-education credits are not granted in the BASW program for life, volunteer, or employment experience.

Application Deadline: Rolling

The Undergraduate program in the School of Social Work has a ROLLING ADMISSIONS POLICY. There is no specific deadline for submitting applications.

Suggested Fall Term Deadline: August 1

Suggested Spring Term Deadline: December 1

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