Social work students may apply to the professional sequence during the winter of their junior year. The professional sequence encompasses a series of classes tied to a 450 hour internship in a social service agency. These classes in conjunction with the internship are designed to provide the professional socialization, knowledge, values, and skills needed for entry level social work practice. An emphasis on professional practice distinguishes the professional sequence from the other required and elective social work classes. Students entering the professional sequence are expected to be ready to engage with clients, to practice within the boundaries and scope of the profession and to behave in manners congruent with the profession's values and ethics. While this sequence of classes and internship may be completed in one full-time or two part-time academic years, it is designed to be a culminating experience during the student's senior year.
Students who meet the following requirements may apply for admission to the professional sequence:
The application deadline for admission to the professional sequence is January 15th (for the following fall semester). Should January 15th fall on a weekend, all completed application packets must be received by the School of Social Work office by the end of business (5:00 p.m. P.S.T.) the last weekday BEFORE January 15th. Admission decisions are finalized during spring semester; students accepted into the major begin 400 level social work courses during following fall semester.