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BSSW Application Basics

Students who have decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in Social Work should select “Undeclared Social Work” (UNSW) as their major when applying to MSU Denver. After being accepted into the social work program, we will declare your major as Social Work. The UNSW major lets us identify and support students who are planning on pursuing a degree in social work but are still working on prerequisite and general studies requirements.

If you would like to change your major to “Undeclared Social Work” to indicate your plans to complete a degree in social work, please email the Office of Social Work Student Services at [email protected]. Make sure to include your student ID number in your email!

Students must apply to the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program in the Spring semester prior to the Fall semester they intend to start the upper division BSSW Program coursework. Students must have their major changed to Social Work through the application process before registering for any upper division required social work courses. Students may only begin the BSSW Program in the fall semester.

Learn more about BSSW Program Options and Curriculum. On that page you can also download an advising chart, review prerequisite requirements, and learn more about course delivery options.

BSSW Program Application Process

The application to apply for a Fall 2023 start is closed. The application for a Fall 2024 start will open in Spring 2024, and more information about applying will be available at that time. If you have any questions about the BSSW Program application, please email [email protected].