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Requirements

To be formally admitted to the major you must:

  • Earn a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale in all 100- and 200-level courses required by the major and taken prior to formal admission.
  • Electronically submit a social work application to the department at least five days prior to an interview; your application materials must demonstrate writing skills adequate for entry-level social work practice.
  • Submit a completed Volunteer Field/Learning Contract and Evaluation Form for an approved Volunteer Field Experience. This minimum 25-hour Volunteer Field Experience is a course requirement for SOCWK 200. For transfer students, the equivalent of SOCWK 200 from another institution and a copy of an evaluation of your volunteer/internship experience or its equivalent must be submitted.
  • Demonstrate the absence of a criminal history of any of the following offenses: felony, felony assault/assault, drug related offenses, theft, domestic violence, child abuse, murder or manslaughter, felony DUI (bodily injury), and sexual assault, stalking or rape (students are welcome to seek clarification from the department).
  • Complete an interview with the admissions coordinator.
  • Sign an Admissions Contract.
  • Have a general career/educational goal that is consistent with professional undergraduate social work education.
Department of Social Work
North Quad (NQ), room 243
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1016
Fax: 765-285-1029
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