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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

You are in the social work program at K-State if you declare social work as a major. In order to obtain a degree in social work you must be formally admitted to the Practice Sequence prior to your last three semesters in the program.

How do I declare a major in Social Work? 

Students wishing to declare a major in social work may enroll directly in the social work curriculum (SOCWK) at the office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences in Calvin Hall. Formal orientation to the major will occur during students’ individual advising sessions, which are held each semester prior to enrollment. 

How do I get admitted to the Social Work Practice Sequence?

Students apply to the program three semesters prior to their anticipated graduation date. Admissions application materials are due either the 1st Monday in October or the 1st Monday in March.  Steps for completing the admissions application can be found here. At the time of application to the Social Work Practice Sequence student must:
  • Have taken or be in enrolled in Social Work 100, 315, 510, and for SPRING applications ONLY, also SOCWK 330.
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in core Social Work classes
  • Completed at least 80 credit hours – or enough hours to graduate in three semesters after entering the practice sequence
  • Have an academic plan worked out with your advisor
  • Complete an admissions interview
  • Have read and agree to abide by the NASW Code of Ethics

Students can strengthen their application by doing the following:

  • Have a good GPA, both overall and core, at time of application
  • Submit a strong personal statement that demonstrates good writing skills.
  • Consistently attend and actively participate in your social work courses; if you don’t speak up in class it will be difficult for professors to get to know you and your potential as a social worker
  • Actively participate in campus activities

Admissions to the practice sequence may be limited due to university resources.