The Social Work Honors Program provides preparation for graduate study or advanced professional careers in Social Work. It is designed to enhance students’ problem solving skills, critical and independent thinking, and application of research/evidence-based practice.


Participating in the Social Work Honors Program benefits you by:

  • Providing one-on-one mentoring with experienced Social Work faculty, the opportunity to participate in professional presentations, and exposure to enhance understanding of the Social Work field and practice.
  • Having “With Honors in Social Work” added to your academic transcript once you complete the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Interested students must:

  • Have been accepted into the social work major.
  • Have a minimum 3.2 overall GPA and a minimum of 3.6 GPA in required social work courses (SW 100, 200, 207, 222 and 222L)
  • Complete the application to the Honors Program, provide relevant supportive documentation, and submit per instructions.

Program Requirements

To complete the departmental Honors Program, you must earn 10 honors credit hours. Honors sections will be offered in the following courses:

  • Complete all required courses for the Social Work major
  • Complete 3 course credit hours of Honors Seminar (SW 496)
  • Complete 3 course credit hours of the Honors Independent Study (SW 498)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.6 GPA in Social Work courses through graduation.

How to Apply

The completed application should be submitted to the Department of Social Work, 3154 University Hall, or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Submit the application with a copy of your resume.

NOTE: the application must be typed.


If you have further questions, please contact the Honors Program Director, Dr. Scott Batey, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..