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Social Work Student Information

Student Information

Advisement is the primary process through which students are guided in the selection of courses. The student's needs and interests are primary factors in the decision-making process. The sequential nature of course offerings within the Department provides direction regarding required courses. Advisement provides direction in the selection of elective courses. Students are constantly urged to give careful consideration to their projected career goals and interest areas as they seek to strengthen and support the core social work curriculum requirements.

Transfer Requirement from Junior Division to College of Sciences

"Students will be admitted to the Department of Social work without discrimination in regard to age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or any other non-merit factors." 

* 2.0 cumulative average
* English 110 and English 111 with "C" or better
* Social Science - 6 hours
* Math - 6 hours (130 or above)
* Science - 8 hours (biology, chemistry, or physics)
Social Work Faculty are available to assist you with the transfer process if needed.

When Should I Meet With My Advisor?

* When transferring from Junior Division
* 2 weeks before pre-registration
* To review a degree audit
* When experiencing problems in class
* To add/drop classes
* To discuss graduation
* To apply for field practicum


The Learning Resource Center provides a quiet, pleasant atmosphere for studying. The Learning Resource Center is located in Higgins Hall, Room 311. The services are controlled by the librarian and student workers whose functions are to provide faculty and students with reference books and non-printed materials as needed or requested; to help patrons in their search for information in social work and related areas; to prepare bibliographies; to make available library resources to instructors and students within the Department of Social Work; and to work closely with the social work faculty to determine the nature and scope of books ordered for the Learning Resource Center. 


  1. To provide books and periodicals in the areas of sociology, social work, social research, rehabilitation and areas pertinent to the needs of students and instructors.
  2. To provide instructional materials for classroom use, field experience and individualized study so that students can visualize experiences.

The total number of students served is approximately 150 social work students, 5% sociology, 1% psychology and 2% rehabilitation students.

The Learning Resource Center is within the Department of Social Work. During the academic year, the library hours are Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 4:00PM. The total number of books in the Learning Resource Center collection is 12,284 with 8.2 volumes per student based on current total enrollment.

Students can take advantage of the services of the Learning Resource Center through the interlibrary loan, using film, videotapes, recorders and instructional material. Students spend more time in the Learning Resource Center doing research rather than hastily checking out the materials.


The Social Work Action Club seeks to provide opportunities, which will enhance the appreciation of social work students, and to prepare them for career opportunities in social work. The club seeks to provide leadership regarding social, civic and occupational issues of the African American community.

The Social Work Action Club is a major vehicle for student involvement in internal and external affairs.

The purpose of the club is to provide charity services to the needy communities, institutions and support social issues that will enhance the functioning capabilities of mankind. The Social Work Action Club has partnered with agencies such as Delmont Elementary and Southern University Head Start to promote the well being of mankind. Persons who major in social work and persons who seek to participate in civic, social and occupational issues of the community are qualified for membership.

The club meets on the second Friday of each month for business and on the fourth Friday for committee planning. Membership dues and fundraising are the only sources of financing. Membership dues can be paid for each semester or annually.

The Social Work Action Club adheres to rules and regulations handed down from the Office of Student Activities.