To enroll in the online BSW degree program, students must have at least a 2.75 GPA and need to have completed required introductory coursework. For students lacking the introductory coursework, UC Online offers a free targeted open online course that satisfies this requirement.
Our Admissions Office is happy to work with you to answer any questions you may have and help determine your eligibility. Contact us today!
Submit official transcripts for all schools attended
Complete the online UC application and pay a $50 fee
At the School of Social Work, we are committed to ensuring your time in the academic program is both pleasant and successful. The Student Success Coordinator at UC Online will be available to help with any non-academic questions you may have. Your Program Coordinator will help answer any academic related questions as well as assist you with course and career planning. UC Online and the School of Social Work are here to support and guide you throughout your time in the program.
Prior to beginning your first semester, you will be enrolled and required to complete an Online Orientation. The Orientation will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in an online program. Additionally, an online Community Board will be available to you and includes links to various academic support resources such as the UC Writing Center and the UC Career Center.
Students outside of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area can locate their own field placement sites using the requirements indicated in the BSW Field Manual.
Yes, the vast majority of our students work throughout their time in the academic program. In the senior year, students are also expected to attend their field placement for 16 hours each week, typically during normal business hours. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and work.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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