Dear Student,

Thank you for your interest in the baccalaureate program of study in Social Work at the University of Oklahoma, Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. We hope this is a first step for you toward an exciting and satisfying career as a social work professional. Our profession needs individuals such as you to serve those in need. Students currently attending or recently admitted to the University should take steps to declare themselves a “Pre-Social Work Major.” Contact the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences Advisement Office in Norman (405.325.4411) to make an appointment to do so. However, you can still submit your application to the School of Social Work without changing your major.

Students transferring from another college or university, or returning after a withdrawal from this University, must reapply for general admission. The School of Social Work will accept an application to its program, but cannot move it forward in the review process unless an applicant has gained general admission to the University. Additional documents needed for applicants in this status are:

(Note: Students transferring into the College of Arts and Sciences may have additional foreign language and humanities requirements. Please review the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Program Sheet for more information).

Requirements for Admission 

Successful admission to the BSW program requires that all of these prerequisites be met by the fall semester you are admitted to start the BSW:

  1. Admission to the University of Oklahoma (Applications to the Undergraduate Program can be processed without admission to OU, but admission cannot be granted until OU admission is complete.) and,
  2. Junior standing, with 60 hours of successful course credit, and
  3. A grade point average of 2.50 based upon the O.U. Retention G.P.A. Some applicants with a G.P.A. lower than 2.50 may be admitted if they can demonstrate that the requirement can be met by their graduation date, and

Completion of all 3 of the following course pre-requisites with a grade of "C" or better:

Elements of Psychology

Introduction to Sociology

One of the following Biology Courses or a comparable course with permission from the School of Social Work:

Concepts in Biology, Introductory Zoology or Introduction to Biology

    PSY 1113 or equivalent

    SOC 1113 or equivalent


   BIOL 1005, ZOO 1114, or BIOL 1013

*Students requesting credit for equivalent courses must submit course syllabi and catalog descriptions for approval by the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for priority admission.

If you have any questions, on the Norman campus, email Susan Blossom at

On the Tulsa campus, email Maria Almedina at

Thank You.




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