2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Mar 05, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog

Social Work 2+2 to FUS, A.A.

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Transfer to Franciscan University of Steubenville

Major Code: 114

Note: The “2+2” term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an Associate degree at WVNCC and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution. Because of individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for developmental education coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete this degree in two (Associate’s) or four (Bachelor’s) years. The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in four years.

Students completing this option will receive an Associate of Arts degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the specified 69-78 credit hours at Franciscan University of Steubenville, they will receive a Bachelor Degree in Social Work (B.S.W.). Approximately 60 credit hours of the 69-78 credit hours (depending on what math and science courses are taken) will transfer as equivalent courses, with the rest transferring as general electives.

In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to FUS need to have an overall grade point average of 2.0 and meet other program admissions requirements of Franciscan University to be eligible under the 2+2 program. Students must also make separate application to the Department of Social Work and fulfill other program admissions requirements.*

In addition to General Education Outcomes, students successfully completing and receiving and A.A. degree under the articulation agreement with Franciscan Univeristy’s School of Social Work should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the social work profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, and strategies used in social work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of psychology and human development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to the ethical standards of the social work profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how social, cultural, family, and individual factors influence needs and affect the delivery of social services.
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the 2+2 Associate in Arts degree in social work.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate .

To be considered for acceptance into the Social Work program at FUS, the student must at the end of their sophomore year apply for formal admission into the Social Work program in addition to applying for general admission to FUS. The prospective student must:

  • Complete the application for admission to the Social Work program at FUS.
  • Submit a resume.
  • Submit two letters of reference.
  • Complete a personal interview with program faculty member.

*Although a cumulative GPA of 2.0 meets requirements for graduation at WVNCC, students who do not meet the GPA (or other special) requirements at the transfer institution for admission to this baccalaureate program may not be admitted to the program until they are able to meet those requirements. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution early in their program to check on this, and other requirements for admission to the baccalaureate program.

Important information: If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for any reason, State or National credentialing boards, licensing board and agencies, which require criminal background checks on potential employees and students may deny you employment or placement in certain settings, even if you have completed all academic requirements. If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, please contact the appropriate Program Director or Division Chair.

CIP Code: 240101

First Year

Spring Semester (15/16 Credits)

Second Year

Fall Semester (16/17 Credits)

Spring Semester (14 Credits)

Total Credits (60-62)

** Choose from: BIO 110 , BIO 112 , BIO 113 , BIO 114 , BIO 115 , CHEM 108 , CHEM 109  , PHYS 104  or PHYS 105 ; Note: FUS requires BIO 114  and BIO 115 , so students may choose these courses in lieu of the Associate in Arts core requirements listed in the Academic Programs section.

*** Choose from: ART 150 , ENG 200 , ENG 201 , ENG 210 , ENG 211 , MUS 105 , or PHIL 200 . Note: FUS requires two Humanities core (Literature and history). Since WVNCC doesn’t count HIST core as a HUM, an additional HUM core must be taken to fulfill WVNCC requirements for the A.A. degree.

+ Choose from: HIST 100  or HIST 101 ;

++ Physical education requirements should be chosen from any HPE course - two credits are required for WVNCC’s A.A. degree.

+++ Although electives may be chosen from any courses, FUS recommends SOC 255  or SOC 276  for additional transfer credits.

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION: ORNT 090 is a graduation requirement. See your advisor to determine if you have met this requirement.

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