Admissions

Admission Applications for the BSW Program are accepted during the spring semester each year, beginning in January, for the fall semester. The deadline for applications is March 15th. If you have questions or would like more information about the UALR BSW Program, please contact us at:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bachelor of Social Work Program
Attn: BSW Admissions
Ross Hall, Room 401
2801 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
501.569.3240
bsw@ualr.edu

Instructions and Application Materials
Application Information
BSW Application Requirements

Please note that admission to the BSW Program does not constitute admission to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Transfer students or applicants not currently enrolled at UALR must apply and be accepted to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before beginning the BSW Program.  Application materials for UALR can be found here.

Instructions and application materials for the UALR Bachelor of Social Work Program are below:

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Application Deadline: Applications for the UALR BSW Program are due by March 15th. If you meet the following criteria, you may apply to the BSW Program:

1. Completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours, at least 40 of which must be in the UALR Core Curriculum by the end of the summer semester.

2. Have completed at least one of the three prerequisite courses (listed below) by the end of the Spring  semester and all three prerequisite courses by the end of the Summer semester:

  • SOWK 1300: Introduction to Social Work
  • PSYC 2300: Psychology and the Human Experience
  • SOCI 2300: Introduction to Sociology

3. Have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.5 GPA in all three prerequisite courses.  Student transcripts will be reviewed again at the end of the Spring semester to ensure that the required GPA is met.

The decision will consist of one of the following responses:

  • Admit to the program
  • Admit to the program with provisions.  These provisions may include requiring you to take additional coursework as a condition of your admission to the BSW Program.
  • Deny admission to the program.

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When submitting your application, all applicants must submit to following:

  • The typed and signed application, including the biographical statement.
  • Three references in sealed envelopes with the evaluator’s signature across the back seal.  One of the references must be from your Introduction to Social Work instructor. Note that there is a separate reference form for the Introduction to Social Work instructor.
  • Original copies of transcripts in original sealed envelopes from all universities and colleges you have attended since high school.
  • A copy of your DD214 if you have prior military service.

The above information should be submitted in a single packet that includes all application materials and sent to:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bachelor of Social Work Program
Attn: BSW Admissions
Ross Hall, Room 401
2801 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204

Applications may also be dropped off at the School of Social Work office in Ross Hall, Room 401.  For more information, contact the BSW office at 501.569.3240 or email bsw@ualr.edu.

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