The honors major in social work offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research projects that will further their personal and professional goals.
Application to the major: To be accepted to the program, students must have both a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed SOCW 3010 , SOCW 3040 , and SOCW 3110 . Interested students should apply in spring quarter of the junior year or fall quarter of the senior year.
Completion of the major: During senior year, social work honors students will take the social work honors sequence (SOCW 4770 for 3 credits in the fall quarter, SOCW 4780 for 3 credits in the winter quarter, and SOCW 4790 for 4 credits in the spring quarter). Students in the social work honors major complete 10 credits of course work above the norm for social work majors (for a total of 72 credits in social work), and also complete a substantial thesis under the direction of a faculty member. The thesis will be subject to approval by department faculty and will be presented in an oral defense. In order to complete the requirements for social work honors and receive a notation to that effect on their transcripts, students must also maintain a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50. In addition, the grade received for SOCW 4790 Social Work Honors Thesis Supervision must be an A or A-. In addition to the Social Work, BSW requirements, the honors major also includes: