Joseph Santivasci, M.Ed.
Assistant Provost and Assistant Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
Phone: 610-738-0492
Email: JSantivasc@wcupa.edu

Marcie Cohen, M.S.
Coordinator of Student Support
Phone: 267-386-3014
Email: MCohen@wcupa.edu

Ben Morgan, M.A.
Associate Director of the Writing Center
Phone: 215-560-5986
Email: BMorgan@wcupa.edu

Kyle Murray
MSW Recruiter
Phone: 610-738-0339
Email: KMurray@wcupa.edu


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Undergraduate Admissions

Application Process

  • Apply online. Please be sure to select the correct program code for the Philadelphia program of interest.
  • Submit typed personal statement.
  • Select Fee Waiver as Payment Method.
  • Contact the registrar's office from every college or university you have attended and have an official transcript(s) sent directly to WCU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions at:
    • Undergraduate Transfers' E-mail OR
    • West Chester University
      Attn: Philadelphia Campus Application
      Emil H. Messikomer Hall
      100 W. Rosedale Avenue
      West Chester, PA 19383

Further Information:

Catherine Oberholtzer, M.S.
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions

Catherine Oberholtzer's E-mail

(610) 436-3479

Graduate Admissions

Application Process

  • Apply online. Please be sure to select the correct program code for the Philadelphia program of interest.
  • Submit typed personal statement.
  • To waive application fee, type SPRINGRAM17 in the Office Use Only section.
  • Contact the registrar's office from every college or university you have attended and have an official transcript(s) sent directly to WCU’s Office of Graduate Studies:

Further Information:

Michele Auciello
Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment & Student Services

Michele Auciello's E-mail

(610) 436-2575

Transfer Admissions

For updated listings of CCP, DCCC, MCCC and Harcum to WCU equivalencies, please visit the Transfer Credit Center page on the Registrar website.

CCP Students Seeking Transfer/Dual Enrollment

WCU Undergraduate Social Work Program

Social Work Course Sequence

NOTE: The Department advises all students to commit to this sequence and register courses accordingly. Academic credit for life experience or previous work experience is prohibited. If a Social Work student has difficulty enrolling in a Social Work Course, it is recommended that you contact your advisor immediately.

YEAR ONE: (Pre-Candidacy) Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 200 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SWO 225 Race Relations (I OR J) 3
WRT 120* English Composition Effective Writing I 3
SOC* Select any Sociology course (SOC 200 or 240 recommended) 3
FLG** Foreign Language 3

YEAR ONE: (Pre-Candidacy) Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 220 Introduction to Generalist Practice 3
SWO 300 Family Systems (W) 3
WRT* 200, 204, 205, 206, 208 or 220 3
PSY* Select any Psychology course (PSY 100 recommended) 3
FLG** Foreign Language 3

YEAR TWO: (Pre-Candidacy) Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 332 Social Welfare Policies & Services 3
SWO 350 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
PSC* Select any Political Science course (PSC 100 recommended) 3
BIO* Select any BIO (BIO 102 will not count towards this requirement) 3
HIS* Select any History course (HIS 150 recommended) 3

YEAR TWO: (Pre-Candidacy) Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 320 Generalist SW Practice I 3
SWO 351 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II (W) (J) 3
SPK 208 or 230 Communications (transfer of SPK 101 or 216 accepted if taken prior to Fall 2006) 3
LIT* Select any Literature course (LIT 165 recommended) 3
Select any Science class from CHE 100 or 103 or 104 or 107
CSC 110 or 115 or 141
ESS 101 or 111 or 170
PHY 100 or 105 or 130 or 140 or 170 or 180
3

YEAR THREE: (CANDIDACY Application Due Sept 15 Professional Social Work Coursework) Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 321 Generalist SW Practice II 3
SWO 431 Methods of Social Inquiry 3
MAT* Select any Math course (MAT 104 or 121 recommended) 3
PHI** Select any Philosophy course (PHI 180 Recommended) 3
Advised Elective --- 3
Competency Exam fall semester, placement in Field is dependent upon passing exam.

YEAR THREE: (Professional Social Work Coursework) Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 375 Field Experience I 6
SWO 395 Junior Seminar 3
SWO 432 Advanced Policy Practice 3
Advised Elective --- 3

YEAR FOUR: (Professional Social Work Coursework) Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 450 Field Experience II 6
SWO 495 Senior Seminar I 3
ARTS* Select from Art, Cinematography, Dance, Music, Photography, or Theatre 3
Advised Elective --- 3

YEAR ONE: (Pre-Candidacy) Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 451 Field Experience III 6
SWO 496 Senior Seminar II 3
Advised Elective --- 3
Advised Elective --- 3

Social Work Electives: Special fields for social work: Human Service Professionals and the Law, Child Welfare Practice and Policy, and Mental Health and Social Work Practice, Topical Social Work Seminar.

*General Education Requirements
**Required Liberal Arts
***May take social work courses concurrently while applying for candidacy.

Note: Field Experience I, II, III have been submitted for approval of name change to CAPC.

General Course Equivalencies

Courses to be Taken at CCP = 60 credits

CCP Course Offering WCU Equivalency Credits
Any Sociology (Intro recommended) Sociology (SOC) 3
ENGL 101 - English Composition I Writing 120 3
ENGL 102 - English Composition II Writing 200-level 3
See ENGL or Literature Courses Literature 3
Any History (American History recommended) History 3
Any Political Science (American Government recommended) Political Science 3
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking Public Speaking 3
Any Philosophy (Ethics recommended) Philosophy 3
College Level Math (Statistics recommended) Math 3
Any Biology (except BIO 102/environmental bio) Biology 100 or 199 3
Any lab science (Chemistry, Physics, some CSCI, etc.) Additional Science (NOT Bio) 3
Theatre, Painting, Drawing, Music, etc. Art 3
Any Language* (Spanish recommended) Foreign Language #1 (e.g. SPA 101) 3
Second language must build upon first Foreign Language #2 (e.g. SPA 102) 3
Courses taken that do not count towards BSW degree Free electives 15

Courses that can be taken at CCP or WCU-PMUC = 15 credits

Course # Course Name Credits
SOC 233 Sociology of Ethnic and Minority Group Relations 3
BHHS 101 Introduction to Behavioral Health and Hum Svcs 3
BHHS 212 Resolution-Focused Helping Skills 3
BHHS 293 Family and Relationship Counseling 3
BHHS 103 Human Dev and Behavior in the Social Env 3
SWO 225 Race Relations 3
SWO 200 Intro Social Welfare 3
SWO 220 Intro to Generalist Practice 3
SWO 300 Family Systems 3
SWO 350 HBSE I 3

BSW Program Courses to be Taken at WCU-PMUC = 45 credits

Course # Course Name Credits
SWO 320 Generalist Practice I (Individuals and Families) 3
SWO 321 Generalist Practice II (Groups, Organizations and Communities) 3
SWO 322 Social Welfare Policies and Services 3
SWO 351 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) II 3
SWO 375 Field Experience I 6
SWO 395 Junior Seminar 3
SWO 431 Research Methods 3
SWO 432 Advanced Policy Practice 3
SWO 450 Field Experience II 6
SWO 451 Field Experience III 6
SWO 495 Senior Seminar I 3
SWO 496 Senior Seminar II 3
*Students that speak English as a second language, or who are bilingual/bicultural based on their family of origin can place out of this requirement (but need to make up the 6 credits).

Requirements

University General Education Requirements

  • WRT 120 (can place out of this) and one from WRT 200 series
  • 3 credits of a Math course above 100 levels (Math 104 or 121 rec)
  • SPK 208 or 230
  • 3 credits of diverse communities (For SW – SWO 351)
  • 3 credits of interdisciplinary course (For SW – SWO 225)
  • 9 credits of approved writing emphasis courses
  • Students must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to graduate

University Distributive Requirements

  • 6 credits of Science (For SW – BIO / one Science)
  • 6 credits of Behavior Science (For SW – 9 credits PSY, SOC, PSC)
  • 6 credits of Humanities (For SW – 9 cr -LIT, HIS, PHI)
  • 3 credits of ART
  • SW Students need 2.5 GPA overall for BSW

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Degree Requirements for a complete listing of acceptable Gen Ed and Lib Art courses

 

 

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