Why study Pre-Social Work?
Social workers are community troubleshooters. Through counseling, referral services or policy-making and advocacy, they help individuals, families and groups cope with problems. Those in the area of planning and policy help people understand how social systems operate and prepare ways of bringing about needed change in institutions such as health services, housing or education. Those in the area of counseling provide a variety of therapies in a wide range of settings.
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. To transition to the BSW program at the College of Allied Health, students must earn a 2.75 GPA or higher to be considered for admission.
All students entering Blue Ash Campus, except those who have taken college-level math and English, must take the college's placement test prior to registering for classes.
People who are successful in this career field possess people-oriented skills that allow them to help individuals in crisis situations. Other successful attributes of these individuals should be a willingness to help people, good organizational skills and good assessment and intervention skills. Students also need to become proficient writers, as case work involves detail-oriented reports.
To qualify for the associate's degree, you must fulfill the requirements of the program from which you expect to graduate and must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. It is your responsibility to take the courses necessary for graduation. After freshman requirements have been completed, no more than nine sophomore credits should be taken in another college. Those credits and courses must have the approval of the academic adviser before they are taken. A student who changes programs or extends work beyond a two-year period must meet the published requirements of the program in the year of expected graduation. Transfer students must take at least one-half of the required course work in a selected program at Blue Ash Campus to qualify for graduation.
You must complete an application for degree, usually the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
Students changing majors from other programs or colleges within UC will be considered based on the same criteria as outside transfers.
Students who did not graduate from a high school in the United States of America must take an ability-to-benefit test and achieve the minimum specified score to be eligible for admission to a degree or certificate program at Blue Ash College. The scores will be used for placement in English courses and general advising for all courses.
Students may enter the program during any semester. Several classes are sequential, however, and are offered only one semester per academic year. Entering during winter or summer semester may extend the length of the program.
9555 Plainfield Rd.
Blue Ash, OH 45236
Program Code: 28ASC-PSW28-AA