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Program Information: Honors

Earn honors in the BSW program

To graduate with honors in social work, you must apply to the honors program and must meet the following criteria:

  1. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 within the major as well as overall and a total of six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall, including at least three honors courses outside the major
  2. Complete at least three honors courses within the major
  3. Choose at least two of the three courses from SOWK 320, 350, or 360
  4. Choose the third course from SOWK 255, 371, 372, or 373
  5. Complete an honors research thesis or project developed in an independent research study (390 course), the 381 capstone seminar, or another approved means
  6. Make a public presentation of your thesis results

Honors students are encouraged to participate in department seminars and colloquia, when appropriate.

The department's honors advisor is Prof. Joe Kuilema.

Honors advising

To tailor your own honors program within your social work major, contact the honors advisor, Prof. Joe Kuilema, at