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Application Procedures for the Major

Deadlines for Submitting the Application

Please note that students can apply to the major with prerequisite classes in progress. See Social Work Major Course Descriptions for more detail.


November 1for students wishing to begin the major in the following Spring semester *These students will complete the Major in 5 semesters.

April 1: for students wishing to begin the major in the Fall semester *These students will complete the Major in 4 semesters.


In order to be eligible to apply to the Social Work Major you must:

  1. Be accepted to Western Kentucky University. Visit the WKU Admissions Office for more info.
  2. Have completed 30 hours by the semester you want to begin the major.
  3. Have attained a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  4. Have completed, are currently taking, or will be completing prerequisite classes.


Step 1

Review the BSW Program Overview Presentation

BSW Program Overview

Step 2

Read the Most Recent BSW Student Handbook

BSW Student Handbook

Step 3

Read the Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

Step 4

Write a Personal/Professional Statement

Essay Instructions

Step 5

Access Academic Transcript

Step 6

Complete the Online Application
  • Upload Personal/Professional Statement 
  • (Transfer students only) Upload unofficial academic transcript
  • Upload other relevant materials as needed (e.g., resume, explanation re: criminal charges [if applicable]*

BSW Application

You may be requested to make an appointment with the BSW Program for a screening interview after your application is reviewed.


* Applicants who have been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation must provide background information describing the nature of the charges. This information is used to determine a student's ability to obtain an internship, assess possible barriers to completing the program, and/or implications for professional licensure.



Contact the BSW Director, Dr. Simon Funge


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 Last Modified 1/24/23