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  Departmental Honors

The Bachelor of Social Work Program recognizes exceptional performance by conferring Departmental Honors in Social Work. The award is noted on the student's permanent transcript.

In order to receive Honors in Social Work, a student must meet each of the following requirements:

  1. Complete all requirements for the BSW degree. A minimum of 30 credits applicable to the BSW degree must be completed at UAA.
  2. Have a GPA of 3.75 or higher in upper division (300- and 400-level) social work courses.
  3. Completion of:
    • SWK A363 Great Books in Social Work

    • SWK A463 Social Work Senior Honors Research Project

  4. One course in applied statistics, with a grade of C or better.
  5. Notify the BSW Program Coordinator in writing, on or before the date of submitting the Application for Graduation with the Office of the Registrar, of the intent to graduate with Departmental Honors.

Successful completion of Departmental Honors in Social Work in the UAA BSW Program earns the right to waive a regular review of an admission packet to the foundation curriculum of the Master of Social Work Program. Students are responsible for completing a UAA Graduate Application for Admission and a program application for admission to the MSW Program. The application packet should be submitted to the MSW Admissions Committee by the application deadline, January 15th, with request to waive the regular review process. Admission to the full program will be granted if the applicant meets all of the requirements for departmental honors. Students interested in waiving the foundation curriculum must apply for advanced standing with a full review.