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Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work is designed to prepare beginning level generalist social work practitioners who are committed to the values and ethics of the profession and the provision of quality services to diverse clients. Coursework and field experiences expose students to a variety of social work settings and clients who represent diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Delivery Method

Courses are offered face-to face in the evenings and/or Saturdays at the University Center facility in Grayslake.

Admission Requirements

  • To meet transfer admission criteria, students must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher for all college or university course work attempted. Students must be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended.

  • Required documents are: application for admission, $30 nonrefundable application fee, and official transcripts from all colleges or universities.

  • Students interested in the major in social work must submit an application for admissions to the major and be approved by the program's Admissions Committee. Application forms are available in the program office.

  • All students must have a 2.50 GPA in order to declare a major in Social Work, and must maintain that 2.50 GPA in order to remain in the program.

Transfer Policy

  • Students with an AA degree from any regionally accredited Community College and/or those who have completed the IAI, will have fulfilled NEIU’s general education requirements.

  • A maximum of 64 semester hours may be transferred to NEIU from a community college. In cases where both a community college and university were attended, a maximum of 90 semester hours are accepted, with a maximum of 64 semester hours allowed at the community college level.

  • transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors.

  • Transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses at the 200 and/or 300 level in their majors at NEIU.

Special Characteristics

We recommend that Social Work students complete MTH 140 Contemporary Mathematics or MTH 222 Elementary Statistics at CLC with a grade of ”C“ or better.