Transfer to West Virginia University
Major Code: 393
Note: This is a 2+2 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 supplemental coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, this agreement 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 being accepted and successfully completing the specified number of credit hours at West Virginia University, they will receive a Bachelor Degree in Social Work (B.S.W.). The majority of credit hours will transfer as equivalent courses, with the rest transferring as general electives.
In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to WVU need to have an overall grade point average of 2.5*, 100 hours of documented relevant volunteer or work experience, submit a written personal statement and at least one letter of reference. Qualifying students will compete with other WVU students and transfers, and students must make application to WVU’s office of admissions and the B.S.W. Program Coordinator no later than January 31 of the year they plan to matriculate to WVU.
Students successfully completing and receiving an A.A. degree under this 2+2 transfer agreement with West Virginia University’s School of Social Work should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the “human services/social work” profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, and strategies used in social work/human services.
- 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/human services professions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to the needs and problems of different client populations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how social, cultural, family, and individual factors influence needs and affect the delivery of social work/human services.
- Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the Social Work A.A. transfer degree.
- Apply knowledge and basic skills related to therapeutic communication and relationships in social work.
- Utilize critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization and interest in the profession.
*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