The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) requires 120 semester hours to complete.
The Pre-Social Work Major phase (Freshman and Sophomore semesters) will consist of
60 credit hours of general education and prerequisite courses, while the upper-division
phase (Junior and Senior semesters) will consist of 60 credit hours of professional
social work courses. This equals a total of 120 semester credit hours.
Students must meet the following requirements in order to qualify for progression
from the lower-division (pre-social work) status into the upper-division (social work)
- The student must complete the general education curriculum (60 credit hours).
- The student must complete the BSW Application Process.
- The student must have at least a 2.0 GPA overall.
Certain courses in the curriculum are open to non-majors and offer exposure to current
issues in service delivery. Program graduates may be eligible for advanced standing
in many schools offering the Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree.
All students — lower-division and upper-division — must have at least a 2.0 GPA overall
All courses — lower-division and upper-division — must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
FAMU’s BSW Program does not grant academic credit for previous paid employment, volunteer
work, or life experience.
Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120 hrs
Academic Course Curriculum