If you are interested in the BASW program (major) at CSULB, we encourage you to attend an Information Meeting to learn more about the BASW program and the application process. The School of Social Work will start accepting applications for the BASW program on October 1, 2016. Please review the information below for your classification.
There is an application process for current CSULB students to enter the BASW program (major).
Eligibility Criteria: Students must complete a minimum of 60 semester units (including the three prerequisites listed below) by the end of the spring semester prior to their first year in the BASW program. In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all three prerequisite courses and a grade of "C" or better for each prerequisite course.
Application Procedure: All applicants are required to submit a supplemental BASW application packet to the School of Social Work Admissions Office by March 1, 2017. Click here for instructions on the supplemental BASW application packet. In addition, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to University Enrollment Services by March 1st.
Eligibility Criteria: Transfer Applicants must meet the University requirements for Admission Eligibility in order to apply to the BASW program at CSULB. In addition to the University requirements for Transfer admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all three prerequisite courses and earn a grade of "C" or better for each prerequisite course by the spring semester/quarter prior to the fall semester for which they are applying.
Application Procedures: Application to the CSULB BASW program is a four-part process for Transfer Applicants.
International Students: If you are an International student and you hold a non-immigrant (student or exchange) visa, you must contact the Center for International Education (CIE) at (562) 985-5476 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on additional requirements. This is a critical step in the admission process.
* NOTE RE: PREREQUISITE COURSE EQUIVALENCIES: All applicants can view the School of Social Work "Course Equivalencies" or check on Assist.org to confirm whether a class outside of CSULB is equivalent to the CSULB courses listed above. To confirm whether a class taken in an institution outside of the state of California is equivalent to the CSULB courses listed above, you must contact the School of Social Work Admissions Office.
For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link on the right side of this page.