George Fox University

Social Work 2011-2012

Bachelor of Social Work

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General Education

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
PSYC 150 General Psychology PSY 201 or 202 General Psychology 4
SOCI  150 Principles of Sociology

SOC 204 or 205 General Sociology


SWRK 180 Introduction to Social Welfare Take at George Fox -
BIOL 100 Foundations of Biology Choose 1: BI 101, 101H, 102, 211, 212, or 213 4
Recommended coursework

EC 202 Macroeconomics

ATH 103 Cultural Anthropology



All students interested in social work as their major must make formal application to the Social Work Program.  The purpose of this formal application process is to help students and faculty be assured of the suitability of a student’s decision to choose social work as their major.  Social work course work generally requires a minimum of five (5) semesters.  Students must consider this prior to (1) changing majors and/or (2) transferring from another institution. 

Many students expect to complete a baccalaureate degree within four years.  In order to complete the social work major within this time frame, the student is well advised to submit their application to the Social Work Program on or before January 30 of their sophomore year.  Transfer students will not be held to the sophomore year deadline, but should see a social work advisor as soon as is feasibly possible.

Admission Criteria and Application Process:

  • Living in compliance with the university expectations & responsibilities (found in the University Handbook).
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.25 or above. Admission to the University requires a 2.6 GPA.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses: Principles of Sociology, General Psychology, and SWRK 180.  The GPA for these three courses must be at least 3.0.

Transfer students are advised to call or email the social work office at 503-554-2740, or


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: October 2011