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Theresa Myadze, ACSW, LISW-S, PhD Professor of Social Work BSW Program Director 270 Millett Hall Applying To The BSW Program at Wright State University
Objectives for Today’s Presentation Walk through the Application Packet: Next application date is by February 1 st (Or the next weekday if the 1 st is on a weekend) There is only 1 application period each year. Make sure you submit a COMPLETE application packet Help you decide what courses to take before you apply
Prerequisite courses at WSU ENG 1100 & ENG 2100 “C” or better in SW 2700, 2710 & 2720 – These courses can not be taken more than 2 times BIO 1050 or 1070 or Human Biology equivalent [Or Human Anatomy] SOC 2000 PLS 2000 or PLS 2120 ECON 2000 or 2900 [Macroeconomics is required for transfer courses] COM 2020 [At WSU’s main campus, take COM 4710 Spring 2014 or COM 2410 “Small Groups” after that semester – Sections for SW majors] PSY 1010
Semester Conversion Fall 2012 Quarter Semester (Note: Courses must be completed before the term you will begin the Social Work major. SW 2700 must be completed before the term you apply for admission) ENG 101 & ENG 102ENG 1100 & ENG 2100 SW 270, SW 271 & SW 272SW 2700, SW 2710 & SW 2720 BIO 105 or 107 or 111 BIO 1050 (4 hours) or BIO 1070 (4 hours) [Or Human Biology or Human Anatomy] SOC 200SOC 2000 PLS 200 or PLS 212PLS 2000 or PLS 2120 ECON 200 or 290 ECON 2000 or ECON 2900 [Macroeconomics is required for transfer courses] COM 104 COM 2020 [At WSU’s main campus take COM 4710 Spring 2014 or COM 2410 “Small Groups” for SW majors, thereafter] PSY 105PSY 1010 (4 hours)
Application Requirements G.P.A. of 2.25 or better at Wright State Schedule and attend an advising appointment with Dr. Myadze Completion of social work application including: Personal statement and social issue statements Two professional letters of reference Disclosure of criminal record Transcripts from other colleges or universities
Advising Appointment You must schedule and keep a Fall term advising appointment with Dr. Myadze Appointments are available weekly from Sept 1-Nov 15 To schedule an appointment, call Carole Staruch at
Letters of Professional Reference Letters must be on professional letterhead or the person should have a professional return address. One letter must come from a faculty member. If transfer student (have not completed two of the following at WSU: SW 2700, SW 2710, and SW 2720), must come from SW faculty If WSU student, must come from faculty outside of SW Second letter should come from employers, professors outside the Dept of SW, or volunteer coordinators. Letters should NOT come from friends, employees you work with who are not your supervisor/s, your neighbors, a social service provider who has treated you (e.g., your mental health therapist, your AA sponsor) or others that cannot speak to your professional abilities. Letters should be written by people with whom you have had recent (2 years-present) professional contact.
Professional Statement The Professional Statement will be reviewed for: Content Writing Skills Ability to follow directions Include: Specific strengths you currently have to bring to this professional role. Identify areas of social work practice you need to strengthen before entering practice. Specify your hopes for how the social work curriculum will assist you in your professional growth.
Professional Statement (cont’d) Stick to the 500 word requirement [Two double spaced pages]. Address each bullet point. Be specific – you need to support claims that you make with examples from your classroom learning, volunteer experiences, research, etc. Information about your personal life story that has influenced your desire to be a social worker should be one paragraph or less. Proofread your document – your grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraph usage will be evaluated. Use 12 point Times New Roman font. Use 1 inch margins. Label the top of the paper with the heading ‘Social Work Professional Statement.’ Make sure your name is on the paper.
Social Issue The Social Issue Statement will be reviewed for: Content Writing Skills Ability to follow directions Discuss a social issue that is of particular interest to you. Prepare a 250 word statement [1 double spaced page]. Describe how you believe: Our society should address this issue. How you might contribute to its resolution. Think like a social worker – Rely on what you are learning in SW 2700.
Social Issue (cont’d) Stick to the 250 word requirement. Address each aforementioned bullet point. Be specific – you need to support claims that you make with examples from your classroom learning, volunteer experiences, and/or research. Proofread your document – your grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraph usage will be evaluated. Use 12 point Times New Roman font. Use 1 inch margins. Label the top of the paper with the heading ‘Social Issue.’ Make sure you name is on the paper.
Gathering the Application Material You must complete the criminal records disclosure. Answering “Yes” does not prevent you from getting accepted into the social work major. Criminal records checks will be required of some social work field placements and future jobs and may restrict persons due to the offense or how recent the offense is.
Courses to take before Beginning the Major All of the following courses must be completed by the time you start the major (you have through summer of the academic year you apply to finish the coursework). ENG 1100 & ENG 2100 “C” or better in SW 2700, 2710 & 2720 – These courses can only be taken 2 times BIO 1050 or 1070 [Or Human Biology or Human Anatomy] SOC 2000 PLS 2000 or PLS 2120 ECON 2000 or 2900 [Macroeconomics is required for transfer courses] COM 2020 [At WSU’s main campus, take COM 4710 Spring 2014 or COM 2410 “Small Groups” for SW majors after that semester] PSY 1010
Courses to Take if All Prerequisites For Admission Are Met? If all pre-requisites are met, begin to take College of Liberal Arts requirements: Language (through 2020 in one language, typically 4 courses) (Note: ASL is 4 credit hours per course, other languages are 3 credit hours per course). Those who’ve completed high school in1986 or earlier are only required to take language through 1020 (2 courses). Qualitative Thinking ( PHL 2150, 2230, 4710, 4720 or equivalent; PHL 4720 is recommended for social work majors) 3000 and 4000 level electives Electives to add up to at least 124 hours
Tools for scheduling Schedule required advising appointment by calling Social Work check sheet WINGS Degree Audit Report Summary (DARS) using “What If” Social Work SW website - Like us on Facebook – wright.state.socialwork