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Health and Human Services - Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Program

Welcome to Social Work!

You have chosen an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career. Students interested in the social work field usually declare social work as a major when applying to the university, but declaring social work as a major does not automatically admit the student to the Social Work Program. Students must be admitted to the major before being considered for senior field placement. The Admission to Major application is combined with the Senior Field Application and applications are due in January. The social work faculty evaluates the student's performance periodically and may require a student to withdraw from the program when, in their judgment, performance is not satisfactory. The decision is based on the quality of academic and field performance as well as on personal performance for the profession of social work. The faculty may require a personal interview before a final decision is made. There is no admission to the social work major during the summer.

Dr. Emily Ihara
Director, BSW Program
10340 Democracy Lane #317
Fairfax, VA 22030

E-mail: eihara@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-2023
Fax: 703-934-2193

For information contact:
Le Anne Wisnieski
Admin. Assistant for Student Affairs
10340 Democracy Lane #300
Fairfax, VA 22030

E-mail: lwisnies@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-4247
Fax: 703-934-2193