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2014 Summer Sessions Mascot Name Contest


Cast your vote to name Ship’s 2014 Summer Mascot, and be eligible to win one of four $50 gift cards to the Shippensburg University bookstore!

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BSW News

Ship's Bachelor of Social Work degree completion program earned an award for Program Development from UPCEA!

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Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) in Harrisburg

 Degree Completion Program at the Dixon University Center 

Admissions and Application Information

  • Students must have an associate degree or at least 48 transferable credits (60 credits preferred) with a minimum 2.40 GPA from all work previously completed at accredited institutions.

  • Students must have completed the following courses (either at Shippensburg University or another accredited institution) prior to starting the cohort.
    (HACC equivalents are in parentheses):

    • SWK 102Social Work in Social Welfare (HACC = HUMS 120)

    • SWK 250Assessing Individuals in the Social Environment (HACC = HUMS 206)

    • SWK 265 Understanding Diversity for Social Work Practice (HACC = SOC 205)

    • College level statistics course (HACC = MATH 202 or PSYC 241. However, if you take PSYC 241, it does not count towards completion of the math general education requirements.

  • PLS 100: US Government & Politics must be completed before Spring semester 2016. (HACC = GP 201 or GP 203)

  • Early admissions deadline is November 1, 2013. Students will be notified if they are accepted by January 1, 2014. Regular admissions deadline is June 16, 2014. Students will be notified if they are accepted by July 16, 2014.

  • Maximum capacity is 25 students. A minimum of 20 students will be required to begin this cohort in Harrisburg. Students will be notified after July 16, 2014 if minimum enrollment has been met.

  • You must apply by using a paper application with the BSW/HBG code on it. Do not apply online! Application fee is $45.00.

  • Social work courses in the BSW cohort will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Dixon Center in Harrisburg. The full schedule of courses is available on the website.  

  • The BSW Cohort provides the social work courses required to complete a BSW degree. Students must take all other required credits, including general education courses and electives at the SU main campus or other accredited institutions, such as HACC, that offer courses equivalent to Shippensburg courses.   

  • Every BSW Cohort student must complete a 450 hour field education experience that will include interning in a social service agency for 22-24 hours per week from the end of July 2016 until beginning of December 2016.  

  • The BSW program at Shippensburg University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  

Click HERE for the BSW Admissions Application.