Sep 16, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 University Bulletin

Accelerated BA/MSW Options


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Dominican University’s BA/MSW dual degree program is an accelerated educational option to earn an undergraduate degree in sociology, criminology, or psychology and a Master of Social Work. In the BA/MSW program, students will receive an interdisciplinary education that will both diversify and specialize their training and knowledge. This option is perfect for someone who is certain about his or her career path and goals. The BA/MSW degree will bridge academic disciplines to give students an advantage going into the workforce.

5-Year BA/MSW


Sociology, criminology, or psychology undergraduates interested in becoming a social worker have the option of applying for the combined Dominican BA/MSW program to complete both degrees in five years. Students may apply two of their undergraduate major courses and up to 18 hours of general electives toward the 124 needed for the undergraduate degree toward the MSW with departmental approval. Acceptance into the  School of Social Work is contingent upon completion of all undergraduate requirements in the major and an overall grade point average of 3.25. Students who are interested in the 5-year BA/MSW should meet with their department chair soon after they declare their major, before they achieve junior standing.

Bridge Program


Sociology, criminology, or psychology majors may take two classes in the School of Social Work during their senior year with departmental approval. Students interested in continuing on to earn the MSW can apply those social work classes to their degree. Acceptance into the School of Social Work requires a formal application and is contingent upon completion of all undergraduate requirements in the major and an overall grade point average of 3.25. Students who are interested in the bridge program should speak to their department chair before registering for their senior year classes.

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