Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Social Work 2013-2015

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
200-level Sociology (Soc 200 is preferred) SOC 204 General Sociology (preferred) SOC 205 or 206 is also accepted 4
200-level Psychology (Psy 204 is preferred) PSY 201A Introduction to Psychology (preferred) PSY 202A is also accepted 4


Additional Information

Hands on Experience

Students admitted into the social work undergraduate program are required to fulfill 500 practicum hours with one agency along with a year-long course in generalist social work practice. This practical application teaches students to integrate academic learning with professional experience and helps prepare graduates to successfully enter the workforce.

How to Apply

The BSW Program is a professional program and we accept students into the program once a year. We do not have “rolling admissions” or “open admission”. If you are currently a junior you may not assume you will get into the program and start in the fall term unless you have applied and have been accepted. You need to start planning in your sophomore year. It is recommended that you take SW 301U Introduction to Social Work before you apply so you can make sure this career choice is the best match with your interests, experience, and skills. You can download the application starting January 1 of each year.

Applications must be submitted or postmarked by March 1st.


To see how you will transfer into PSU's University Studies program, refer to General Education. We highly encourage you to talk with a PCC Academic Advisor to learn more about meeting PSU's general education and bachelor degree requirements.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2014