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Social Work, B.S.W.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fair Plain, MI, United States
Helping people from birth to old age, and everywhere in between. Join 640,000 social workers and make a difference by changing lives every day with the Social Work program of Andrews University.
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Overview

Why Social Work at Andrews

  • In our department, you get More for Less when 4+1=2. That means you can get your bachelors and your masters in just 5 years! Find out more on our department site.
  • With hundreds of job options, your job security will never leave you bored or unemployed.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 19% growth for social work through 2022, faster than average for all occupations!
  • 100%. That's the program's pass rate for professional licensure and job placements!
  • Our eight skilled faculty teach their classes from a Christian context that is based on years of real-world experience.

Careers in Social Work

Social workers help individuals, groups, families and communities. With the Social Work program of Andrews University, you can become a marriage and family therapist, youth specialist, probation officer, drug and alcohol abuse counselor, mental health therapist, policy maker, and case manager (to name just a few.) You can also find jobs in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, or adoption agencies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work
  • Orientation to Human Services
  • Critical Thinking
  • Values, Ethics and Diversity
  • Counseling Skills
  • Social Welfare Institutions and Services

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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