Social Work Admission Process

Students interested in a Social Work major are encouraged to meet with one of the social work faculty in advance to explore options. Admission into the Social Work major has three key steps:

1)      Students can declare a major through the College of Arts and Sciences website . Students will use the blue button on the right side of the screen and when directed, select “Department of Cultural and Social Studies.”  From that option, students can then select “Social Work.”  This will provide an advisor in the major for registration and guidance.

2)      Students should be completing the pre-requisite courses of Soc 101, Psych 201, and one or both of SWK 261 and SWK 275.

3)      Upon completion of SWK 261 and/or SWK 275, students should contact the Social Work Program to be added to the BlueLine admissions site.  Students then complete an admission document for consideration of formal admission into the major.  This step serves as a gate-keeping measure to ensure students are prepared for course and field work that keeps the focus on those served, who are often vulnerable or oppressed.  Faculty review the admission application with student outcomes of full admission, admission with conditions, or no admission at this time with counseling into another major.


Please note the requirements below:

As of January 1, 2018 in congruence with the Admission, Advancement, and Dismissal policy all students accepted into the Social Work Program need to achieve a grade of "C+" or better to advance in the social work practice sequence: SWK 345, 346, 359, 435, 460, and 461. Students in SWK 480 and 481 must achieve a "B" or better to advance to graduation. Creighton's Course Catalog will reflect these changes in the 2018-2019 edition.


Students accepted PRIOR to January 1, 2018 need to achieve a grade of "C" or better to advance in the practice sequence: SWK 345, 346, 359, 435, 460, 480, 481.