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Admission Requirements|Division of Social Work

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Division of Social Work
(mailing address)
1000 E. University Avenue
Department 3632
College of Health Sciences
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6112
Fax: 307-766-6839
(physical address)
Ninth and Clark Streets
College of Health Sciences
Room 310
Laramie, WY 82071
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Admission Requirements

BSW Program Director Carolyn Haney meeting with studentIndividuals who wish to declare Social Work as a major are considered Tracking Majors until they have been admitted into the professional program.  Tracking majors complete the prerequisite course work in preparation for applying to the professional degree program and being accepted as an Admitted Major.

In order to start the professional degree program course work in Fall 2015, students must submit applications by April 10, 2015.

The application and other information for Admitted Majors are now available.

Please note that all Social Work Admitted Majors must have successfully completed ALL of the following prerequisites with a grade of C or better by the end of the Spring 2015 semester.  If you have not yet taken these classes, please register for them this school year.

  • Human Biology (PSYC 2080, KIN/ZOO 2040 or its equivalency)
  • STAT 2050 or 2070 or its equivalency
  • General Psychology (PSYC 1000)
  • Macro Economics (ECON 1010)
  • U.S. Constitution (POLS 1000)
  • Sociological Principles (SOC 1000)
  • Introduction to Social Work (SOWK 2000)

Note: If you plan to take these classes somewhere other than the University of Wyoming, you should contact us before beginning the course.

Additionally, students must:

  • Have a 2.5 GPA
  • Complete the Admitted Major application
  • Pay the $30 application fee
  • Submit a reference form


Admissions to Admitted Major  is competitive and based on a number of factors outlined in the BSW Handbook.


Contact us if you have any questions:

Carolyn Haney, BSW Program Director at (307) 766-4397 or

Kari Velzke, UW/CC BSW Coordinator at (307) 268-2848 or

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