Social Work (School of)

Main Contact Info

School of Social Work

3833 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: cascminor@umich.edu
Website: http://ssw.umich.edu/programs/undergrad/

Not a concentration program

The University of Michigan School of Social Work is a community of internationally recognized faculty, gifted students, and dedicated alumni who share a common objective: to create social change and promote social justice through excellence in research, education, and practice. Consistently ranked among the top schools of social work in the nation, the School of Social Work has a master of social work program that is held in the highest regard by educators and professionals in the field.

CASC Advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Community Action and Social Change should meet with the program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled through the School of Social Work Dean's Office CASC Undergraduate Minor Program (email: cascminor@umich.edu or telephone: 734-763-5733); 3833 SSW.

Preferred Admission to Social Work for Community Action Social Change Minor +

Students who are completing a Community Action and Social Change minor may apply to the Office of Student Services in the School of Social Work for the Preferred Admission Program leading to a Master of Social Work (MSW) during the fall of their junior year.

Students who are accepted into the Preferred Admission program will be granted admission to the MSW program if the following criteria are met:

  1. Successful completion of the Community Action and Social Change academic minor.
  2. Successful completion (grade C or better) of all courses/content areas listed below:
    1. English composition requirement;
    2. Liberal arts coursework: minimum of 20 semester hours (Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc). Students need to have coursework from three or more disciplines in order to meet the liberal arts requirement;
    3. Biological determinants of behavior. Such course content may be covered in psychology, biology, human sexuality, human development and/or anthropology courses.
  3. An overall grade point average of 3.5 or better (based on the last 60-75 semester hours of coursework).
  4. Submission of an MSW program application, with all required supporting documents, by December 1st for the fall term prior to the proposed term of enrollment in the MSW Program.

Students in the Preferred Admission Program are encouraged to do the following:

Undergraduate students may elect graduate (500 level) courses in the School of Social Work. If these courses are used for the undergraduate degree, and a "B" is obtained, these courses may be used as exemptions for the required courses toward the Master of Social Work degree, (these exemptions do not reduce the 60 credit hour degree requirement). If these courses are not applied toward an undergraduate degree, they may be transferred to the School of Social Work, and counted toward the 60 credit degree requirement.  Prior to enrolling in 500 level social work courses, student should meet with a counselor in the Office of Student Service (1748 SSWB).

During the period of enrollment in the CASC minor, School of Social Work admissions counselors will be available to meet with Preferred Admission program participants.

For information on the School of Social Work and the MSW program:

 

Michigan Journal of Social Work and Social Welfare

Michigan Journal of Social Work and Social Welfare was created by a group of students in the University of Michigan School of Social Work. It serves as a forum to exchange knowledge, ideas, and experiences about social work and social justice issues.


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