Social Work
University of Mississippi

Advancement Policy

Students may continue in the major by accomplishing the following:

(A) Receiving a minimum grade of “C” in SW 201: Introduction to Social Work, SW 321: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, and SW 330: Human Diversity in Social Work Practice. These are the first three courses that students are allowed to take beginning in their sophomore year.

(B) Applying for “full admission” to the BSW program prior to registering for SW 335: Practice I. This application is due during the semester prior to taking SW 335.

(C) Achieving a minimum grade of “C” in all social work courses; no social work course may be repeated more than once.

(D) Obtaining a minimum grade of “C” in prerequisite social work courses prior to enrolling in a social work course at the next level.

(E) Completing all lower level graduation requirements prior to entering SW 436: Social Work Practice II, SW 437: Social Work Practice III, or SW 438: Social Work Practice IV.

(F) Completing all other degree requirements including having a 2.0 GPA prior to entering SW 496 Internship.

(G) Reading and adhering to the NASW Code of Ethics.

(H) Interviewing with the Field Education Director while enrolled in SW 450 and prior to enrolling in SW 495 Seminar and SW 496 Internship. At this time, student will again affirm his/her ability to meet the requirements for becoming licensed in the State of Mississippi as set forth in Section 73-53-1-29, Mississippi Code.

Academic and Professional Reasons for
Terminating Students Out of Social Work

  1. Failure to maintain a minimum final grade of “C” in all social work courses.
  2. Any student who makes less than a “D” grade in the same course more than 1 time.
  3. Failure in Internship SW 495: Social Work Internship.
  4. Students found to have cheated or plagiarized on papers, exams, or other schoolwork.
  5. Falsifying student records.
  6. A diagnosed disorder (uncontrolled) that significantly limits major life activites.