Getting Started

UNT offers a bachelor's in social work degree (BSW). To get started earning this degree, you must first seek admission to UNT.  If you are attending college for the very first time, you can learn more about admissions from our Freshman Overview.  If you are taking courses from another university or community college, you can learn more about entering UNT and getting transfer credit from TransferNow.

EagleAll students start the program as "pre social work" majors. You should indicate this major when completing your ApplyTexas application. The pre-social work part of the degree program takes approximately two years to complete and consists of core courses, electives and/or minor classes, and three social work prerequisites:

  • SOWK 1450 – Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 2430 – Policies, Issues, and Programs in Social Welfare
  • SOCI 1520 – Contemporary Social Problems (Advisor may recommend alternative for Fall 2017 cohort)

Your academic counselor, Stephanie Myers, will help you develop a degree plan that takes into consideration your scheduling needs. She can also help answer questions on issues like high school AP classes and transfer credits, as well as make suggestions on your minor course of study.

Students typically apply for program admission in their sophomore year. Admission to the social work major is competitive and is based on performance in prerequisite classes, an essay and the completion of a degree plan by a faculty member.