Social Work Major
Students are selected by the director of studies of the social work program and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior academic ability and the potential for self-motivated study and research. Applicants typically are required to submit additional essays, and an interview with the director of studies is required for admission. More information, including materials and deadlines, is available at www.ohio.edu/honors/tutorial-programs/apply. Supplemental requirements for application include two academic letters of reference and a writing sample that explains the applicant's goals and interest in social work.
Change of Program Policy
First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the Department of Social Work program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. Depending on program capacity, second-year students may be considered for transfer as well.
External Transfer Admission
First-year students may apply to transfer into the Department of Social Work program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. Depending on program capacity, second-year students may be considered for transfer as well.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
A bachelors degree in social work with the L.S.W. licensure prepares graduates to pursue advanced degrees and a wide range of career opportunities. Most of our students continue to graduate school to earn the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree and gain the L.I.S.W. licensure. Ohio University graduates have been accepted to top ranked Schools of Social Work such as University of Michigan, Ohio State University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, Tulane University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Many of our graduates have received generous scholarships and Graduate Assistantships.
Because social work skills are valuable in multiple settings and the discipline is inherently an interdisciplinary field, graduates have a wide range of career options. For a full explanation of career directions and experiences of social workers and current opportunites, see http://helpstartshere.org/
The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The Honors Tutorial College social work program prepares students to fulfill their potential to positively impact society including the lives of vulnerable people. This Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program offers high achieving and motivated students the chance to explore evidence-based clinical practices and social welfare issues and policies within an interdisciplinary framework.
Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.