Admission to the BSW Program

Social Work Program Admission

Admission to BSW Program

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Students are eligible to apply for admission after they have completed the required 18 credit hours of designated courses at Concord (see list below). Application into the Social Work program must be submitted prior to enrolling in Social Work Research Methods, SOWK 370.

Admissions and Retention Committee meetings are held several times throughout each semester. The Admissions Application is to be completed and submitted to the Social Work Department office, room 107 Marsh Hall or you may email your completed application to Ms. Vanessa Howell at Students will be notified of a time and date for their interview with the Admissions and Retention Committee, which consists of all full-time social work faculty. It is necessary that students attend their scheduled interview session once registered to do so. Failure to comply may result in the delay of admission to the Social Work program.

Prerequisite Required Courses

  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Psychology 101
  • Sociology 101
  • Social Work 161
  • Social Work 229

Admission to 5 Year BSW/MSW Program (5 Year Plan)

Students who plan to pursue their graduate degree in social work, Master of Social Work (MSW), may complete both their BSW and MSW program in five (5) years by applying to the 5 year plan. Under the 5 year plan, students apply for admission to the MSW program when they apply for admission to the BSW program. Thus, positioning the student for completion of both the BSW and MSW in five years. Letters of reference submitted for admission to the BSW program will also be used for admission to the MSW program. Hence, letters of reference are submitted only once for students under the 5 Year plan. Similarly, the graduate application fee is waived for students under the 5 year plan. GPA and ethical standards must be maintained throughout the first four years of the program for admission to the MSW program under the 5 year plan.


Apply for Admission to the BSW Program

If you are interested in the Applying to the Bachelor of Social Work program, please apply online or download and complete the PDF application below.

BSW Program Application

BSW Application for Admission (PDF)

Admission to BSW/MSW Program under the 5 Year Plan

Students following the 5 year plan can be admitted directly to the MSW program. During the Student's last semester in the BSW program, the student under the 5 year plan, submits the Notice to Continue to the MSW Program. 

5 year BSW/MSW Application for Admission (PDF)

5 year BSW/MSW Application for Admissions (ONLINE)

Letter of Intent/Acceptance for MSW Program 

Contact Information
For questions about the Bachelor of Social Work, contact our BSW Director:

Dr. Joan Pendergast
BSW Program Director
Associate Professor of Social Work