Students wishing to become a social work major at The University of Mississippi engage in the following process:
- Become majors by choice, as per University requirements, signing a request with the School of Applied Sciences. Students must have a 2.0 GPA.
- Sophomore Status (Must have completed 30 hours of courses which includes ENG 102 English Composition, ENG 103 English Composition, SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology, PSY 201 General Psychology, BISC 102 Inquiry into Life/Human Biology and its lab BISC 103)
- Report to the Department of Social Work and meet with the Department Chair or the chair’s designee. At this time, students will be assigned a faculty advisor and be asked to read and sign a Contract for Social Work Majors stating that s/he will adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics, the Department’s Advancement Policy, the M-Book, continue professional development, and that they understand the reasons that will keep them from becoming licensed in social work in Mississippi.