Western Kentucky University

Application Procedures

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

 

1.  Apply for admission into Western Kentucky University. Application form may be requested from:

    Western Kentucky University

 Office of Admissions

    1906 College Heights Blvd.

    Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101

 

2.  Meet with social work faculty advisor. Contact Dr. Susan Wesley, BSW Director, in Academic Complex 211, or at (270) 745-5312 for assignment of an advisor.

3.  Complete the following pre-requisite courses:

     ENG 100

     MATH 116
 (must be completed prior to admission for social work majors at all regional campuses; may be completed as late as the first semester admitted to the major for social work majors at the Bowling Green campus only)

     BIOL 113

Psychology/Sociology (see below) One of each must be completed before admission and the second must be  completed by the end of the first semester admitted to the major
   
    PSY 100 or 199 (choose one)
    SOC 100 or AGRI 108 (choose one)
 
Political Science and Economics (see below) One of each must be completed before admission and the second must be completed by the end of the first semester admitted to the major.   

      PS 110 

      ECON 150 or 202 or 203

     SWRK 101

     SWRK 205


4.  Attain sophomore status (30 credit hours or more) by the time you are admitted to the program.

5.  Attain a GPA of at least 2.5 (2.2 GPA for students enrolled at WKU prior to fall 2009).

6.  Complete the BSW application process.

      a.   Fill out the first page of the application form

      b.  Type an essay of 1-2 pages, double-spaced, describing your interest in social work and how you hope to

           use your social work degree Essay Instructions.

      c.  Read the BSW Handbook and sign off on the Handbook Agreement page

      d. Read the NASW Code of Ethics and sign off on the Code of Ethics agreement page

      e. Submit application: Deliver to the BSW Program Director, Dr. Susan Wesley, Academic Complex 211 

          (susan.wesley@wku.edu or (270) 745-5313) or  mail or fax application to:

Western Kentucky University

Department of Social Work (BSW Program)

1906 College Heights Blvd #11039

Bowling Green kY  42101-1039

Fax (270) 745-6841

 7.  Applications to the social work major should not be submitted until the semester prior to the desired      semester for admission. For example, students wanting to be admitted for spring semester 2012 should apply during the fall semester of 2011.

 8.  Deadlines for submitting applications

     November 1: for students wishing to begin the major in the following spring semester

   April 1: for students wishing to being the major in the following fall semester

     August 1: for students wishing to begin the major in the following fall semester but need to complete the           prerequisite classes during the summer session

 9.  Following admission to the Program, it takes a minimum of five semesters to complete the sequenced program.

 

 Admissions

Application Procedures

Prerequisites

Major

Minor

Mission

Honors

Course Descriptions

Scholarships

SWSU - (Social Work Student Union)

Glasgow Regional Campus

Owensboro Regional Campus

Elizabethtown Regional Campus

 

BECOMING A SOCIAL WORK MAJOR AT WKU! (slideshow)

 

Orientation Materials

 

Dorissa Adey CHHS Awards

  Dorisa Adey BSW Field Award recipient
  Eileen Arnold CHHS Outstanding Teaching Award

 Shelby Hawn BSW CHHS Awards recipient

Shelby Haun Outstanding BSW
 (Bowling Green) Student Awards Recipient

 BSW Stephanie Cox BSW Outstanding Student in Elizabethtown

Dr. Dana Sullivan and Outstanding BSW
(Elizabethtown) student Stephanie Cox 
 
 
 
BSW student Crystal Glover CHHS awards
 
 
Dr. Larry Owens and Outstanding BSW
(Owensboro) student Crystal Glover

 

 

 Last Modified 2/27/14