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  Pre-major Social Work Curriculum
Pre-major Social Work Requirements

As a pre-major student, you will complete a wide range of courses that are offered across the university (General Education Curriculum). You will also complete three social work classes designed to expose you to the social work profession; social work values; and how the issues of race, gender, class and ethnicity affect the social welfare and well-being of Americans.

  • Social Work 1120: Introduction to Social Welfare; students examine the nature and causes of social problems, explore the influence of societal values and beliefs on the social welfare system, and consider issues of diversity and discrimination.
  • Social Work 1130: Introduction to Social Work in a Contemporary Society; students gain an introduction to the core values, fundamental goals, unique functions and methods of the social work profession.
  • Social Work 1140: Minority Perspectives: Race, Ethnicity and Gender, students examine the structure of human societies, cultures, and institutions and the allocation of resources from the vantage point of oppressed minority populations.

Social Work Curriculum Checklist Sheets

Below are examples of our curriculum checklist sheets for pre-major students. You are encouraged to meet with a social work advisor (see contact information below) to understand how to complete the pre-major requirements and when to apply to the social work major.

If you are a new student at Ohio State Autumn 2012 and plan to start the social work major in Autumn 2014, see an example of a curriculum checklist sheet below:

View the Social Work Curriculum Checklist

If you are a continuing student at Ohio State (enrollment at the University prior to Autumn 2012) and plan to start the social work major in Autumn 2013, see an example of a curriculum checklist sheet below:

View the Social Work Curriculum Checklist

General Education Curriculum (GEC) Sheet

All pre-major students (new and continuing) use the General Education Curriculum sheet below:

View the General Education Approved List

How to become a pre-major student in social work

In order to enroll in the social work pre-major, you must have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA and meet with an undergraduate social work advisor (Marissa Snyder). See below for the advising contact information and office location.

Advisor Contact:
Marissa Snyder, Academic Advisor, 145 PS, christoff-snyder.5@osu.edu, 419-995-8264