The University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work has an advisement program to support and direct pre-major and major students in their learning and to screen students according to professional standards and requirements. After attending an orientation session, pre-major and major students are assigned to faculty advisors who will assist them throughout the program. It is very important that social work pre-majors and majors see their advisors once each semester. During these meetings, the advisor and student typically review the student's academic work, discuss areas of weakness and strengths (e.g., writing skills), and explore volunteer experiences, field practicum interests, graduation requirements and scholarships, as well as employment and career opportunities. Beyond this, students are encouraged to see their advisors when academic guidance or support is needed.
Given the rising costs of tuition and Nevada's workforce needs, the School of Social Work is committed to providing students opportunities to complete their degrees in an efficient and expedient manner. Reflective of this commitment, students pursuing the BSW degree who have completed all of the University and Departmental Core requirements may request concurrent enrollment in some of the pre-professional sequences courses. To make such a request, students must meet with a School of Social Work Advisor who will assess whether following the existing sequencing will burden the student with an extended graduation timeline and/or result in completion of unnecessary credits.
Pre-major students receive advising through the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center. To schedule an appointment contact askDHS@unr.edu.
Students in the Social Work major receive advising through Candace Bortolin in the School of Social Work. To schedule an appointment either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 784-6542.