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2014 Summer Sessions Mascot Name Contest

Named Mascot

504 votes were cast and it was a tight race, but in the end the name Shipley edged out Skipper by just 5 votes. 

Thanks to everyone who participated; click the button to tell ShipPCDE that you Like this mascot!

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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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PCDE Contact Info

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1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA, 17257
(717) 477-1502

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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 regionally accredited institutions.

  • Students must have completed the following courses (either at Shippensburg University or another regionally 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)

    • Student must be eligible to register for a college level statistics course or have completed a college level statistics course.
      This means that all developmental work must be completed successfully so that the applicant is eligible to complete the statistics course that will be offered with the cohort in the fall 2014 semester. Applicants that have already completed college level statistics at another institution that will transfer to SU will not need to take it in the fall with the cohort. Statistics must be completed successfully in order to continue with the spring cohort classes. Statistics must be completed successfully in order to continue with the spring cohort classes.

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

  • The 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 Monday and Wednesday 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 regionally 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 July 2016 through December 2016.  

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


2014-2015 Tuition + Fees for Online Courses:
per credit, in-state
$570 per credit, out-of-state

Please visit Student Accounts for more information.