Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Social Work

Prospective students interested in attending class at UTA Fort Worth must be admitted by The University of Texas at Arlington. Students should be core complete or nearing completion.

Undergraduate Admission to UTA

Becoming a BSW Major at UTA Fort Worth

A social work undergraduate degree requires 120 hours of study. For the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), students complete the UTA Core (that satisfies the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-approved core curriculum requirements), the Social Work Curriculum and a select number of general electives, or choose to complete a certificate or Minor Program of Study. The following are the steps to becoming a BSW major at UTA Fort Worth:

Once admitted as a UTA student, declare BSW as intended major with an UTA academic advisor.

1. Take Introduction to Social Work (SOCW 2311 at UTA or SOCW 2361 at community college) and earn a C or better.

2. Begin BSW-Intended coursework at UTA Fort Worth.

3. To become a BSW major, after your first semester at UTA Fort Worth, you must complete the following requirements prior to becoming an official BSW Major and continuing in the Fort Worth BSW Cohort:

  • Earn a “C” or better in the following courses:
    • Introduction to Social Work (SOCW 2311 or SOCW 2361)
    • Social Work Practice I (SOCW 2313)
    • Human Behavior and Diverse Populations (SOCW 3307)
    • SOCW 1331 (Transfer Students) or a combination of UNIV 1131 and SOCW 1231 (Freshman Students)
  • Have a 2.5 or better overall GPA
  • Complete a Statistics course (e.g., MATH 1308, SOCW 2325)

4. Once you have completed the above requirements, you may cue the transition from BSW-Intended to BSW Major by submitting the BSW Major Form.