BASW Application Instructions and Criterion for Continuing SFSU Students

All of the following criteria must be met:

1.      Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work major is limited to students at the upper division level (60 units or more). 

2.      Applicants must be a current SF State student OR eligible for admission to undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University. See here for transfer student criteria.

3.      Students must have completed the Lower Division General Education curriculum (or equivalent) and have junior standing (60 units or more) at San Francisco State University.

4.      Have an all-college total GPA of 2.0 (California residents) or 2.4 (non-residents) or higher at the time of application.

5.      Complete the five required prerequisite courses with either a “C-“grade or higher prior to admission into the BASW Program. 

BASW Prerequisites

     Applicants must complete the five required prerequisite courses with either a “C-“grade or higher” prior to admission into the BASW Program. Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work major is limited to students at the upper division level (60 units or more). 

  • Introductory-level course in Human Biology (BIO 100 or equivalent- lab not required)
  • Macro Economics (ECON 102 or ECON 305 or equivalent)
  • Introductory Psychology (PSY 200 or equivalent),
  • Introductory Sociology (SOC 105 or equivalent), and
  • English 214 (Second Year written composition) or equivalent prior to entering the BASW program

Application Process

Students already enrolled at San Francisco State University and who meet the eligibility requirements described above can obtain access to the BASW supplemental application forms/documents Here, at the bottom of the page.

The deadline for submission of the BASW supplemental application is Friday, December 15, 2017.  Please read the Submitting your application section On the BASW Application Page for further instructions.