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Graduation Requirements

For continuance in and graduation from the program, you are required to:

  • maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all letter - graded courses,
  • maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or its equivalent) in all required social work courses,
  • attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) or Satisfactory in each required social work course, and
  • carry out professional activity in conformity with the values and ethics of the profession.

General Education Requirements

BSW students must satisfy all Indiana University South Bend General Education requirements.

Repeated Courses

A course in which a lower than acceptable grade is attained must be repeated or a comparable course substituted that has been approved by the School of Social Work faculty. Required social work courses may be repeated only after you are reinstated in the program with permission from the school.

Pass/Fail Grades

Pass/Fail courses applied to the BSW degree are limited to four, and they may count only as electives. This policy does not apply to courses in which you have tested out or been granted special credit.

Courses by Correspondence

A maximum of six courses taken by correspondence may be applied toward completion of the BSW degree requirements. Of these, no more than four courses can be allowed in the general requirements and no more than two courses in the supportive area requirements.

Credit for Life Experience

Academic credit for life experience and previous work experience is not given in whole or in part toward the Social Work Degree.