In collaboration with Great Basin College (GBC), the University of Nevada's School of Social Work provides a 3 + 1 program for students who reside in rural Nevada and who are interested in pursuing a BSW degree. Through this program, students are able to complete the equivalent of the first three years of academic study at GBC and their final year through UNR. Students in this program will be able to complete most of the University and Departmental Core through GBC; upon being accepted to the University of Nevada, Reno, and the professional sequence, students will complete their final coursework through the University of Nevada, Reno, (no less than 32 credits). The Professional sequence courses will be offered via a combination of online, face-to-face weekend labs and field internships.
Note: Students interested in applying to the professional sequence as a 3+1 applicant, are strongly encouraged to apply to the University through the UNR office of Admission & Records by early Fall.
Students who are interested in the University/GBC 3 + 1 program follow the same sequencing of courses as do students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno. Please refer to the Curriculum Plan and the Transfer Core Curriculum form for information regarding required courses and their sequencing.
Students attending GBC may obtain academic advising through GBC, and may also obtain information regarding the 3 + 1 program from the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work.
Students who participate in the UNR/GBC 3 + 1 program are considered valuable members of the School of Social Work community. As such, all pre-major students are encouraged to participate in the Undergraduate Social Work Student Association (USSWA) usswa.org. Students who are interested in participating in USSWA should contact the BSW Program Coordinator, Dr. Mary Hylton, at (775) 784-6542.