Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)
Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)
Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.
- General Information
- Transfer Student Information
- Freshman Student Information
- College Resource Center (Advising)
|What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?||The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) program is impacted. One must apply to the program to be admitted. Students cannot “choose” to change their major to Social Work. There are specific prerequisites for the program and application into the program usually opens in October of each fall.|
|When should I first meet with my major department?||Once admitted to the program, transfer and continuing students are encouraged to connect with the School of Social Work (SSW), particularly the BASW coordinator and/or their major/faculty advisor, regarding major requirements.|
|How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?||The BASW coordinator assigns students admitted to the BASW program to their respective major advisors. The list of major advisors and advisees are sent out to the cohort’s listserv and also posted on the bulletin board outside of the SSW office in HSS 227. Contact information and office hours are posted on the SSW website.|
|Where can I find information about major advising?||The list of advisors and advisees are sent out to the cohort’s listserv and posted on the bulletin board outside of the SSW office in HSS 227. Contact information and office hours are posted on the SSW website.|
|Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?||None.|
|What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?||
Students admitted in the BASW program will be assured of spots in all the major classes.
Students interested in applying to the BASW program must meet all pre-requisite courses. It would be advisable to take these courses during their freshman and sophomore years. Students unable to register for ENG 214 prior to starting the BASW program, can take the class during the fall semester of their junior year (first semester in the BASW program) at the latest. Students must have taken ENG 214 before registering for SW 301 (GWAR) which they take in the spring semester of the junior year.
|Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?||
Complimentary Studies requirement for BASW majors: Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) degree must complete 12-units of Complementary Studies (CS) in courses bearing a prefix other than SW, and not cross-listed with SW. The courses required of all students to be admitted to the BASW program will also satisfy the CS requirement with the following prerequisite courses: Introductory Sociology (SOC 105 or equivalent); Introductory Psychology (PSY 200 or equivalent); Macroeconomics (ECON 102 or equivalent) or Economics Analysis for Non-Majors (ECON 305 or equivalent); and an introductory-level course in Human Biology (BIOL 100 or equivalent, Lab not required).
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||
Note: Transfer students admitted into the BASW program will be part of the junior cohort that will be taking the same upper-division major courses in fall semester of their junior year (first semester at SF State for Transfer students).
SW 300: U.S. Social Welfare I: Past, Present, & Future
SW 302: Introduction to Social Services Organizations
SW 352: Gender, Sexism, & Social Welfare
SW 410: Human Development & the Social Services
In addition, students can take one Upper Division GE course (UD-B, UD-C, or U-DD) in the Fall semester of their Junior year.
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||
PSY 200 or equivalent: Introductory Psychology
SOC 105 or equivalent: Introductory Sociology
BIO 100 or equivalent--Note, lab is not required for BASW program: Human Biology
ECON 102, 305 or equivalent: Macroeconomics
English (ENG 214 or equivalent): Second Year Written Composition
|Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?||None.|
|Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?||Yes, the AS-T in Social Work/Human Services.|
|Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?||
Freshmen should enroll into as many of the following BASW prerequisite courses:
They can also enroll into lower division general education (GE) courses.
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
|Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?|
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