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Applying to the Bachelor of Science in Social Work Major

Students who have decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in Social Work should declare "Undeclared Social Work" as their major when applying to Metropolitan State University of Denver. After being accepted into the social work program, we will declare your major as Social Work. 

Students must apply to the BSSW Major in the Spring semester prior to the Fall semester in which the student intends to start the BSSW Program, and be accepted into the department before registering for any Social Work core classes.

  • Advising is required for all students majoring in Social Work. 
  • All prerequisites must be completed prior to the Fall semester in which students start the BSSW Program
  • Please visit our BSSW Program Coursework page to download an Advising Chart and review the prerequisites and program courses.
  • Feel free to join us at an information session!
  • Students may only begin the BSSW Program in the Fall semester. 
  • The department only accepts new majors once per year. 
  • Students will be notified of their acceptance via their MSU Denver email.

The Fall 2021 BSSW Program Application is now open!

The application cycle for the Fall 2021 start will run from February 1, 2021 through April 12, 2021. Late materials will be accepted, please contact the Office of Social Work Student Services at if you need an extension.

All students who wish to apply for the BSSW Program beginning in Fall 2021 must complete and submit the application. Click Here to Begin the Application Process!

Students will not be able to register for Fall 2021 upper division sequential social work courses until their application has been processed and their major changed to social work (SWK). Applications are processed and reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, so we highly encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able. This will allow time for it to be processed and your major changed prior to fall registration opening in early April.


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Main Office Phone:



Main Office
Central Classroom Suite 201

Office of Field Education
Central Classroom Suite 202

Office of Social Work Student Services
Central Classroom Suite 206

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Mailing Address:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362


Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation logo

Our MSW and BSSW Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education - the sole accrediting body for social work education.